Muliaman D Hadad Confirmed as Professor of Economics
Diponegoro University confirmed Muliaman Dharmansyah Hadad, S.E., MPA., Ph.D. as Professor of Economics for Economics and Business Faculty, in a ceremony leaded by Rector Prof. Yos Johan Utama at Prof.Soedarto, SH Hall of Diponegoro University’campus in Tembalang on Saturday (January 13, 2018).
In the ceremony, Muliaman addressed his speech titled “The Growth and Stability: Financial Service’s Role in Economy and Its Future Challenges”.
In his speech, Muliaman explained an important role of finance industries that provide funds for society’s economic activities. He said, financial services like a heart circulating fresh blood to whole body of economy.
“Around the world, financial services played significant role as a economic growth catalyst, providing funds to people and business persons for a broad range of their economic activities, and be a place for saving or investing their funds, protecting themselves and their future, as well as preparing their pension plan,” he said.
“We are facing an urgent interest of financial services to deliver more optimal support to national economic development. When the financial services’ role are being more optimum, we hope any significant multiplier effects to economic development, rising society’s well-being, and alleviating poverty,” he said.
Muliaman added that efforts to maintain stability of financial system are an ongoing important agenda for preventing domestic economy being worse due to crisis and other economic turbulences. “For an open economy like Indonesia, this stability is an absolut need as global dynamics will effect to domestic economy,” he said.
However, he added, the only stability is not enough to boost economic development, including to fulfill the need of basic infrastructure, especially for developing countries (including Indonesia). “Therefore, our economy requires bigger role of financial industries as financial source for development. In other words, to accelerate economic growth, stability of financial system has to be in line with the bigger contributions of financial services,” he said.
In his speech, Rector Prof Yos Johan Utama said professor is the highest rank of academic position in education. However, the real crown of a professor is his capability to continuously create good works for human being, especially economic science whom Prof Muliaman involved in is strongly related to and very useful to human being,” Rector said.
“As a scientist, Prof. Muliaman Darmansyah Hadad, SE MPA Phd has developed theory and innovation for making a unity between economic stability and growth in development, with financial services played its role in this process. Of course, this is a valuable effort to make prosperity and to glorify human being,” he said.
“As Rector of Diponegoro University and on behalf of whole community in this university, let me say congratulation and pay highest appreciation to Prof Muliaman Darmansyah Hadad, SE MPA Phd who achieved.the highest academic position as Professor in Economics Science. I hope Prof Muliaman Darmansyah Hadad, SE MPA Phd will continuously create the good quality scientific works and will able to keep his good integrity as a human being and teacher. May God bless you,” he said.(Ipung/Humas)