PhD defence by Kumba Digdowiseiso

PhD student

Kumba Digdowiseiso

Monday 14 Dec 2020, 13:00 - 15:00
PhD defence
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This defence will take place online
International Institute of Social Studies
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Kumba Digdowiseiso

On 14 December 2020, Kumba Digdowiseiso will defend his PhD thesis entitled 'Essays on Fiscal Decentralization: Evidence from developing countries with special focus on Indonesia'.

In his thesis, Kumba Digdowiseiso examines the determinants of regional proliferation in Indonesia and fiscal decentralization in developing countries. He further explains the mediating effect of institutional quality on the relationship between fiscal decentralization, growth and inequality in developing countries.

He focuses on fiscal decentralization at the national level, stresses the macro dimension of the revenue and expenditure share and considers the fiscal authority of sub-national governments at cross-country level. In the final part of his thesis, Digdowiseiso discusses how fiscal decentralization affects growth and inequality in developing countries.

Doctoral board


Professor Inge Hutter

Doctoral dissertation supervisor

Professor Mansoob Murshed


Dr Sylvia Bergh

Members of the Full Doctoral Committee

Dr Zulfan Tadjoeddin, Western Sydney University

Professor Paul Smoke, New York University

Dr Jean-Pierre Tranchant, Independent researcher and consultant Development Economics

Dr Elissaios Papyrakis, ISS

Dr Robert Sparrow, ISS


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