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Dr. Professor I Nyoman Erawan, 1948-2010

Nyoman Erawan, Bali's Leading Economist Specializing in the Tourism Economy of the Island, dead at 62.

(3/30/2010) One of Bali's most distinguished economists and sons has died at age 62 after being hospitalized with dengue fever. Dr. Professor I Nyoman Erawan, a senior economic lecturer at Bali Udayana University died on Sunday morning, March 28, 2010, at the Sanglah General Hospital in Denpasar where he had been hospitalized for the past five days.

Professor Erawan's remains lay in state at his home on Jalan Tekad Melangut Gang XII, No 2, Panjer, Denpasar. A cremation ceremony is scheduled for Thursday, April 1, 2010 at Setra Desa Adat Panjer.

A world recognized authority on Bali's tourism-based economy, Professor Erawan was a tireless voice in efforts to create economic systems that benefited the Balinese people and preserved the traditional agrarian nature of the island's culture.

Dedicated and hard-working, Erawan held a number of key academic positions including heading the economic faculty's post-graduate degree program.

Born in the North Bali village of Penataran, Buleleng in 1948, Erawan earned his Ph.D from Indonesia's prestigious Gadjah Mada University in 1987 with a thesis on the economic significance of tourist development in Bali.