Socio-economic development and the role of fiscal decentralisation in Malaysia

Crawford School of Public Policy | Arndt-Corden Department of Economics

Event details

PhD Seminar (Econ)

Date & time

Thursday 22 March 2018


Seminar Room 1, Level 1, Stanner Building 37, Lennox Crossing, ANU


Yusniliyana Yusof, PhD Scholar, Crawford School, ANU.


Arndt-Corden Department of Economics

In this seminar, Yusniliyana Yusof will present her PhD findings on the spatial balance of socio-economic development across states in Malaysia. Institutional factors are found to be important in explaining spatial differentials in development outcomes. Her research also finds that convergence in state government development expenditure has fostered more equitable development from a spatial viewpoint. The presentation will review the possible role of fiscal decentralisation as a solution for escaping from geographically-focused income traps.

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