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Taufiq Arifin is a Ph.D. candidate in Accounting and Finance Department at the University of Twente. His research interests lie at the intersection of accounting, finance, corporate governance, and political economy. In particular, he aims to explores whether political connections helpful for firms to obtain preferential lending and increase firms' capital investment efficiency and whether these connections costly for firms. He aims to identify which strategy is beneficial for firms in volatile emerging democracy and decentralization era. He earned the Ph.D. scholarship from Ministry of Research, Technology and Higher Education (RISTEKDIKTI) Republic of Indonesia. 


  • HG Finance
  • Corporate Governance
  • Corporate Finance
  • HF5601 Accounting
  • Financial Accounting
  • Financial Reporting
  • JQ Political institutions Asia
  • JS Local government Municipal government

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Political connections Business & Economics
Cost of debt Business & Economics
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Politicians Business & Economics
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Costs Business & Economics
Elections Business & Economics
Tax efficiency Business & Economics

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Research Output 2018 2019

Transactional and Relational Approaches to Political Connections and the Cost of Debt

Arifin, T., Hasan, I. & Kabir, R., 30 May 2018. 43 p.

Research output: Contribution to conferencePaperAcademicpeer-review

Open Access
Political connections
Cost of debt
Financial distress

Does it cost to be politically connected? An examination of the grabbing hand hypothesis using corporate taxes

Arifin, T., Kabir, R. & Hasan, I., 29 May 2019. 38 p.

Research output: Contribution to conferencePaperAcademicpeer-review

Corporate tax