Hadi Soesastro

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Hadi Soesastro
Born Tan Yueh Ming
(1945-04-30)April 30, 1945
Malang, East Java, Indonesia
Died May 4, 2010(2010-05-04) (aged 65)
Nationality Indonesian
Spouse(s) Janti Solihin
Alma mater University of Indonesia
University of Paris (Ph.D)
Frederick S. Pardee RAND Graduate School (Ph.D.)
Contributions Founder of Centre for Strategic and International Studies

Hadi Soesastro (Born Tan Yueh Ming April 30, 1945 – May 4, 2010) was an Indonesian economist, academic and public intellectual. He was one of the founders of the Centre for Strategic and International Studies (CSIS), a think tank founded in 1971, where he served as an executive director and economist.[1][2] The Jakarta Post referred to Soesastro as "one of Indonesia’s foremost economists."[2]

Soesastro was born in the city of Malang, East Java province, Indonesia.

Soesastro graduated with an aeronautical engineering degree from the Technische Hochschule in Aachen, Germany. Aside from his studies, Hadi was active in the Indonesian students association, becoming chairman of the West German branch.

Soesastro obtained his doctorate from the Frederick S. Pardee RAND Graduate School in Santa Monica, California.[1]

He worked as an economist at the CSIS, which he helped to found.[1] He worked as an advisor to both the World Bank and the Asian Development Bank.[2] From December 1999 until September 2000, Soesastro served as an economic advisor to Indonesian President Abdurrahman Wahid as a member of the president's National Economic Council.[1]

Within the academic field, Soesastro was an adjunct professor at Columbia University in New York City.[2] and Australian National University's Research School of Pacific and Asian Studies (RSPAS)[2] and maintained close links with the activities of the Indonesia project in the RSPAS.

Soesastro was diagnosed with prostate cancer in 2006.[1] In April 2010 he was placed in intensive care at the Pondok Indah Hospital after suffering a brain hemorrhage. He died at the South Jakarta hospital on May 4, 2010, at the age of 65.[1][2] Soesastro was survived by his wife, Janti Solihin, and their sons, Auguste and Albert.[1]


  1. ^ a b c d e f g "CSIS founder Hadi Soesastro passes away". Antara (news agency). 2010-05-04. Retrieved 2010-05-31. 
  2. ^ a b c d e f Bayuni, Endi (2010-05-05). "One of Indonesia's best minds, Hadi Soesastro, dies at 65". Jakarta Post. Retrieved 2010-05-31.