Niken Kusumawardhani

Niken Kusumawardhani is a Senior Researcher specialising in quantitative methodology at the SMERU Research Institute in Jakarta. Her main research interests include female-headed households, migration, inequality, and social assistance programs.

After graduating from Universitas Indonesia, Niken worked as an auditor at the Ernst and Young Indonesia. Her passion in development economics brought her to a career change as she decided to join Bank Indonesia as a research assistant before pursuing graduate study in Paris.