Eki Ramadhan currently serves as a Senior Research Associate at J-PAL Southeast Asia, where he works on developing and managing randomized evaluations pertaining to governance in Indonesia, including a study on nationwide social security programs for workers. Prior to assuming this role, Eki worked to forge new research partnerships and assist with evidence-sharing activities as part of J-PAL Southeast Asia's policy team.
Eki graduated Phi Beta Kappa from Wesleyan University, where he studied economics, government, and international relations as a Freeman Asian Scholar. He spent a semester abroad at the Australian National University, where he was named the Student of the Semester in the academic achievement category by IFSA Butler Australia. Eki was a Kennedy-Lugar Youth Exchange and Study scholar and previously interned at the Stimson Center, Centre for Strategic and International Studies in Jakarta, Embassy of the Republic of Indonesia for Australia and Vanuatu, and Wesleyan Center for Prison Education.