Much Rosidi

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I am currently pursuing a Ph.D. at the Martin School of Public Policy and Administration, University of Kentucky. My research focuses on evaluating the effects of government policies, with specific interests in the areas of public finance, public financial management, and education finance and policy. I utilize causal inference and other quantitative methodologies to generate evidence-based insights with the aim of informing and shaping policy decisions.

Currently, I am conducting research on the impact of repeating vehicle tax amnesties on subnational revenue. In addition, I am exploring the relationship between corruption and local expenditure, focusing on identifying underlying dynamics and patterns. Furthermore, I am studying property tax competition within the context of the decentralization process. Through these research endeavors, I aim to contribute to a comprehensive understanding of local public finance dynamics in Indonesia.

Recently, I presented my research at Association for Budgeting and Financial Management (ABFM) 2023 Conference and National Tax Association (NTA) 116th Annual Conference on Taxation 2023, both hosted in Denver, Colorado.

Before embarking on my doctoral journey, I gained valuable experience through various professional roles within the Indonesia Ministry of Finance, where I developed a deep understanding of the inner workings of government policies. I have gained a strong understanding in formulating laws and regulations, particularly in grasping how policies related to fiscal policy and public financial management are translated into regulations within the Indonesian context. Additionally, I occasionally served as a guest lecturer at my undergraduate alma mater.

I hold a Master of Arts (M.A.) degree in Applied Economics from University of Michigan and obtained a Bachelor of Applied Science (B.App.Sc.) in Accounting from Sekolah Tinggi Akuntansi Negara.1

If you share any of my interests, please don’t hesitate to reach out! You can also find me very occasionally on Twitter and Linkedin.