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Dr Risti Permani



Senior Lecturer in Agribusiness


Faculty of Business and Law


BL Deakin Business School


Warrnambool Campus


Doctor of Philosophy, University of Adelaide, 2010
Master of Economics, University of Adelaide, 2005
Bachelor of Science, Bogor Inst. of Agricultural, 2004

+61 3 924 68173


Risti Permani is a Senior Lecturer in Agribusiness in the Department of Economics in Deakin Business School. Risti is responsible for developing the teaching, research and community engagement program of Deakin Business School in the area of agribusiness.

Risti has an in-depth understanding of the Indonesian economy, and its position in the Asia-Pacific region including its bilateral relationship with Australia. She has undertaken extensive research in Australia and Asia including on the Indonesian and Australian agriculture covering topics such as the livestock policy, Australia-Indonesia beef supply chains and agrifood e-commerce.

Prior to her current post, Risti was the Head of Analysis and Monitoring on Trade, Industry and Emerging Issues Division at the ASEAN Secretariat leading her Division to develop and implement research programs to support the deepening of economic integration in ASEAN. During this post, she was was also servicing the Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership (RCEP) trade negotiations between ten ASEAN Member States and their six FTA partners including Australia, and representing the Secretariat at various regional meetings including the ASEAN-Australia Special Summit, and APEC SOM.

After completing her postdoctoral fellowship in economics in 2012 at the School of Economics, the University of Adelaide, between 2013 and 2016 Risti was a Research Fellow/Lecturer at the Centre for Global Food and Resources, the University of Adelaide.

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Research interests

  • Agrifood and beef e-commerce
  • Agricultural trade policy
  • Inclusive food value chains
  • The impacts of technologies on food and agribusiness
  • Development economics


Member, Australian Agricultural and Resource Economics Society (AARES)

Member, Agricultural & Applied Economics Association (AAEA)

Member, Centre for Energy, the Environment and Natural Disasters (CEEND)

Teaching interests

  • Agribusiness
  • International trade
  • Development economics

Units taught

  • MAB251 - Agribusiness Resource Management 
  • MAB242 - Agribusiness Governance
  • MAB352 - Agribusiness Technology
  • MAB341 - Global Challenges: Food, Water and Climate
  • MAB353 - Applied Agribusiness Project


  • Industry Engagement Award, Department of Economics, Deakin University, 2019
  • The Executive Dean’s Award for Excellence in Research, Faculty of Professions, University of Adelaide, 2014
  • The Faculty of Professions University of Adelaide Women’s Fellowship, University of Adelaide, 2013
  • The University of Adelaide Postdoctoral Fellowship in Economics, 2010-2012 


AgIR - Advancing Innovations and Resilience in Agricultural Youth

Dr Risti Permani

2019: $30,000


A road map for commercialised international educaton and training and innovation in farming and agribusiness

A/Prof Rebecca Lester, Mr David Downie, Dr Risti Permani

2019: $42,704

Australia Indonesia Value Chain Mapping

Ms Rose Elphick-Darling, Dr Risti Permani, Ms Helena Michaels

2019: $51,800


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FTA, Exchange rate pass‐through and export price behavior - lessons from the Australian dairy sector

Risti Permani

(2021), Vol. 65, pp. 192-221, Australian journal of agricultural and resource economics, London, Eng., C1

journal article

Identifying opportunities in the midst of global megatrends: a tool for policymakers

R Permani, Ma Sadicon, Ruth Mahyassari

(2017), pp. 142-170, Global megatrends: implications for ASEAN economic community, Jakarta, Indonesia, B1-1

book chapter

Indonesian livestock policy: Lessons for self-sufficiency

R Permani, N Setyoko, R Trewin, D Vanzetti

(2016), pp. 81-114, Crucial agricultural policy : analysis of key threats to food security, Hackensack, N.J., B1-1

book chapter

Rice mountain: assessment of the Thai rice pledging program

R Permani, D Vanzetti

(2016), Vol. 47, pp. 273-284, Agricultural economics, Chichester, Eng., C1-1

journal article

Optimal export tax rates of cocoa beans: a vector error correction model approach

R Permani

(2013), Vol. 57, pp. 579-600, Australian journal of agricultural and resource economics, Chichester, Eng., C1-1

journal article

Determinants of relative demand for imported beef and a review of livestock self-sufficiency in Indonesia

R Permani

(2013), Vol. 30, pp. 294-308, Journal of Southeast Asian economies, Singapore, C1-1

journal article

The impacts of trade liberalisation and technological change on GDP growth in Indonesia: a meta regression analysis

R Permani

(2011), Vol. 11, pp. 1-29, Global economy journal, Berlin, Germany, C1-1

journal article

The presence of religious organisations, religious attendance and earnings: evidence from Indonesia

R Permani

(2011), Vol. 40, pp. 247-258, The journal of socio-economics, Amsterdam, The Netherlands, C1-1

journal article

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