The 26th NISPAcee Annual Conference

Conference photos available

Conference photos available

In the conference participated 317 participants

Conference programme published

Almost 250 conference participants from 36 countries participated

Conference Report

An opportunity to learn from other researchers and other countries' experiences on certain topics.

G.A.C., Hungary, 25th Conference 2017, Kazan

Very well organised, excellent programme and fruitful discussions.

M.M.S., Slovakia, 25th Conference 2017, Kazan

The NISPAcee conference remains a very interesting conference.

M.D.V., Netherlands, 25th Conference 2017, Kazan

Thank you for the opportunity to be there, and for the work of the organisers.

D.Z., Hungary, 24th Conference 2016, Zagreb

Well organized, as always. Excellent conference topic and paper selection.

M.S., Serbia, 23rd Conference 2015, Georgia

Perfect conference. Well organised. Very informative.

M.deV., Netherlands, 22nd Conference 2014, Hungary

Excellent conference. Congratulations!

S. C., United States, 20th Conference 2012, Republic of Macedonia

Thanks for organising the pre-conference activity. I benefited significantly!

R. U., Uzbekistan, 19th Conference, Varna 2011

Each information I got, was received perfectly in time!

L. S., Latvia, 21st Conference 2013, Serbia

The Conference was very academically fruitful!

M. K., Republic of Macedonia, 20th Conference 2012, Republic of Macedonia

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V. Working Group on Public Finance and Public Financial Management

WG Programme Coordinators:


Lucie Sedmihradska, Lecturer, Department of Public Finance, University of Economics, Prague, Czech Republic

Lucie Sedmihradska is an Associate Professor at the Department of Public Finance, University of Economics in Prague. Aside from teaching she has been involved in several local and international research projects focusing on public budgets, local government finance and inter-municipal cooperation. She has published approximately two dozen journal articles and book chapters. She has been involved in NISPAcee since 2000, and since 2007 has been one of the coordinators of the WG on Public Sector Finance and Accounting and the WG on Fiscal Policy. She has also edited (co-edited) three books on local government finance issues in transition countries which were the outcome of the activities of the WG on Public Sector Finance and Accounting.


Juraj Nemec,, Professor of Public Finance and Management, Masaryk University Brno, Czech Republic and Matej Bel University Banska Bystrica, Slovakia

He holds an MBA in Business Administration, a Ph.D. in Public Sector Economics and is a Professor of Public Finance and Public Management, with more than 33 years’ experience in teaching in public sector management and procurement. He has published over 400 books and scientific articles in this field and held several academic posts, including the position of "Dean of the Faculty of Finance". During his academic and professional career he has gained immense experience in the political and administrative situation in the European integration process and EU enlargement.


Aleksander Aristovnik, Associate Professor, Faculty of Public Administration, University of Ljubljana, Slovenia

Aleksander Aristovnik is employed at the Faculty of Public Administration (University of Ljubljana) as an Associate Professor in the Department of Economics and Public Sector Management. In addition, he is an Associate Professor in the Department of International Economics at the Faculty of Economics (University of Ljubljana). He has actively participated in around sixty international conferences and has recently performed as the head or a member of a few international and domestic research projects financed by the Slovenian Research Agency (SRA). He has also published and reviewed many professional and scientific articles in domestic and international (ISI-cited) journals. He is a member of editorial board of numerous international journals (e.g. International journal of knowledge and learning, Journal of applied economic sciences, etc.) and various international associations/organisations (e.g. EEA, INFER, ATINER, etc.).


Main focus and working aims

The Working Group on Public Finance and Public Finance Management provides, within the framework of NISPAcee, a platform for researchers dealing with public finance, budgeting, taxation, fiscal policy and financial management of the public sector.


Specific goals

TheWG on Public Finance and Public Finance Managementannounces tworesearch tracksfor the 2018conference:

(1) General track which follows the main theme of the conference – Public Administration for Well-being and Growth, and

(2) Specialised track: Burning Issue in Local Government Finance in a ‘named’ Country.

They correspond to the objectives of the WG for 2018:

- To provide an open and stimulating environment for the presentation and discussion of papers dealing with economic aspects of the main conference theme.

- To identify and justify what the major burning issues facing local government finance are and/or their transition in the respective countries.

- To discuss and share views and challenges from different perspectives by using contemporary theoretical and empirical tools and methods.

- To suggest a series of topics that can be explored by the WG in years to come.


Guidelines for contributors

The paper selection is based on the submitted abstracts, which are original and with clearly defined objectives and research questions (i.e. what the researcher wants to find) and to carefully describe the research design and methods (i.e. what the researcher will actually do). Thus there is no need for a literature review in the abstract.

The abstracts which do not contain this basic information will be, at best, accepted conditionally and the authors will be asked to complete the abstract.