Imaduddin Abdullah is a PhD student at the Department of International Development. His research focuses on resource-based industrialisation in the global value chain (GVC) era. He holds a Master in Public Policy from the National Graduate Institute for Policy Studies, Japan, and a Master in Development Studies from Lund University, Sweden. He received his bachelor's degree from Universitas Indonesia.
Prior to joining King's, he worked as a researcher at the Institute for Development of Economics and Finance (Indef), Indonesia. He also has extensive experience working as a researcher and consultant in various organisation.
He was hired as a consultant to the United Nations for Development Program (UNDP), the Coordinating Minister for Economic Affairs of Indonesia, National Development Planning Agency/BAPPENAS, and Indonesian Regional Representative Council. In the private sector, he also has experience working in the private sector where he was a researcher at the Indonesian Chamber of Commerce and Industry.
Thesis title: 'How the Emergence of Global Value Chains (GVCs) Affects Resource-Based Industrialisation: Evidence from Indonesia over Two Commodity Booms'