Muhammad  Yorga Permana

Muhammad Yorga Permana

PhD candidate in Economic Geography

Department of Geography and Environment

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Key Expertise
Regional economics, Gig economy

About me

Yorga is from Indonesia and is a PhD student in Economic Geography researching the geography of the gig economy with an emphasis on how gig workers shape cities and regional development.

He holds BSc (distinction) in Engineering Management from Institut Teknologi Bandung Indonesia and MSc (distinction) in Innovation Sciences from TU Eindhoven where his research focused on innovation and income inequality.

Prior to joining the PhD program, Yorga worked as a lecturer at School of Business and Management, ITB, Indonesia.

Conference papers, working papers and publications:

  • Muhammad Yorga Permana, Carolina Castaldi, Onder Nomaler, and Floortje Alkemade (2017) Technological Variety and Income Inequality: Evidence from EU regions. Presented in International Conference EMAEE 2017: 10th European Meeting on Applied Evolutionary Economics. Strasbourg, France. 2017. Read the paper
  • Dieter Bogenhold, Muhammad Yorga Permana (2018) End of Middle Classes: Social Inequalities in Digital Age. MPRA Paper 87202 University Library of Munich. Presented in International Schumpeter Society Conference. Seoul, South Korea. 2018. Read the paper
  • Muhammad Yorga Permana, Donald C. Lantu, Yulianto Suharto (2018) Effect of innovation and technological specialization on income inequality. Problems and Perspectives in Management Vol 14 Issue 4: 51-63. Read the paper

Prizes and Scholarships:
Master and PhD Scholarship from The Indonesia Endowment Fund for Education (Lembaga Pengelola Dana Pendidikan Indonesia)

School of Business and Management, Bandung Institute of Technology, Indonesia


Prof Riccardo Crescenzi
Dr Nancy Holman

Expertise Details

Gig Economy; Labour economics; Economics of innovation; Regional inequality