Research Diving with OLX Indonesia

Image courtesy of Elliott Moore

In early August, PLJ will be hosting its fourth research dive for development, with the theme of trade and competitiveness. We are delighted to announce that we will be partnering with OLX Indonesia for this event and on research projects thereafter.

A recent blog on The Trade Post highlights five actions to enhance trade that are definitely applicable to a dynamic and growing economy like Indonesia. The focus on “soft infrastructure” and upgrading competitiveness stood out to us in the context of the upcoming research dive for development. It is our hope that the research initiated at the event will eventually enhance the quality of policy design and contribute to upgrading competitiveness.

We are thus thrilled to be partnering with OLX Indonesia to develop new methods and tools for understanding Indonesia’s economy, alongside academics and policy makers. OLX Indonesia is kindly making a subset of its data available to the research dive participants who are working on tasks two and three:

  • Task 2: Analysis of inter-city connectivity in Indonesia, using e-commerce data; and
  • Task 3: Analysis of proxies in e-commerce data for city-level and national economic trends and shocks.

There is still time to apply to participate in the research dive for development, so if this dataset or the others are of interest, don’t miss out.


Pulse Lab Jakarta is grateful for the generous support from the Government of Australia.