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Dr Dennis De Widt

Dr Dennis De Widt

Lecturer in Accounting and Finance

Cardiff Business School

+44 (0)29 2087 6569
Room R32, Aberconway Building, Colum Road, Cathays, Cardiff, CF10 3EU
Available for postgraduate supervision

Dennis de Widt is a Lecturer (Assistant Professor) in Accounting & Finance at Cardiff Business School, which he joined in August 2017. After graduating from Leiden University, the Netherlands, he worked as a Junior Researcher at the Centre for Public Sector Reform at Leiden University. He moved to the UK in 2011 to conduct his PhD at Queen Mary University of London, conducting a European comparative study of the impact of intergovernmental financial structures on local government debt. Subsequently, he worked as a Postdoctoral Researcher at the University of Exeter Business School where his EU funded research focused on tax compliance initiatives for large businesses. Dennis continues to be involved as an Associate Research Fellow with the ESRC funded Tax Administration Research Centre (TARC) at the University of Exeter Business School. Dennis’ research in the areas of public sector finances and accounting is characterised by a strong interdisciplinary, and often international comparative approach.





Teaching commitments

  • Performance & Financial Management (Undergraduate, year 2)
  • Dissertation (Undergraduate, year 3)
  • MBA Business projects
  • MSc dissertations

Research interests

  • Intergovernmental and local government finances
  • Public budgeting and accounting
  • Public sector auditing
  • Tax policy and administration (including transfer pricing)

Research projects

Recent grants

'Independent Review of PSAA Appointing Person Project' (2018), funding award from the Local Government Association (LGA) to review Public Sector Audit Appointments Ltd., together with Dr Tim Thorogood and Iolo llewelyn, £27,000, Principal Investigator. Report available via: