Ilmiawan Auwalin is a lecturer at the Faculty of Economics and Business, Universitas Airlangga, Surabaya. Last June 2017, he has just submitted his Ph. D thesis to the School of Economics, the University of Sydney, Australia. His thesis, currently under examination, empirically examines the microeconomics of economic development utilizing microdata from Indonesia. Prior to working as a lecturer, he was a researcher at the Regional Economic Development Institute (REDI), Surabaya. His research focuses on development economics fields, particularly looking at the dynamics of individuals, households and also micro and small enterprises in Indonesia.