Riyana (Mira) Miranti is Senior Research Fellow at IGPA. She holds a PhD in Economics from the Australian National University (ANU) and has been with NATSEM since October 2007.
Mira has strong research interests and experience in areas that focus on wellbeing and disadvantage, investigating issues of poverty and inequality for Australian communities and social exclusion affecting various population groups in Australia including children, older people and immigrants to Australia. Mira has also been continuously researching issues related to economic development in Southeast Asia, particularly in Indonesia, expanding her PhD thesis which focused on patterns and determinants of regional poverty in Indonesia. Prior to her PhD and work at NATSEM, she worked for two and a half years as a Research Associate at the Institute of Southeast Asian Studies in Singapore. Mira is also the Convenor of the IGPA Indonesia Program.