Public Finance and Public Financial Management

The topic of the WG is public finance, which plays a vital role in providing essential public services and goods. The WG deals with the financial management of existing resources, which includes both microeconomic and macroeconomic dimensions and whose effectiveness is critical for creating an enabling environment at all levels for sustainable development.

Important information

From participants of this working group full paper is required before the conference.


Deadline of presenters registration (obligatory for all Paper Presenters, Coordinators and Chairs)
*05/05/2024 - Late registration (available for all participants without: Paper Presenters, Coordinators and Chairs)


Deadline of full paper submission

   Register for 32nd NISPAcee Annual Conference 2024

Call for papers

The WG announces these topics for the 2024 annual conference:

1.Intergovernmental fiscal relations and financial transfers to local governments
which include revenue sharing and fiscal autonomy, transfer policies and their efficiency, the interrelationship between competencies and finances, or the impact of redistribution on local democracy.

2. Public finance for sustainable development
including promoting sound economic, social, and environmental policies; ensuring fairness, efficiency, and effectiveness of tax systems; strengthening national oversight mechanisms; or building public authorities' technical, financial, and technological capacity.

3.Public finance and post-conflict development
focusing on investigating the multifaceted dimensions of fiscal management, taxation policies, and related factors in the recovery of conflict-affected regions. The research could shed light on effective fiscal strategies, revenue generation, and responsible fiscal governance, playing a pivotal role in shaping post-conflict societies' successful reconstruction and long-term stability.

The working group aims to build a network of scholars active in public finance and public financial management and to support the publication of original research undertaken in the NISPAcee region, including special assistance of the WG coordinators to young scholars with limited research and publishing experience. The expected outcome is a publication of outstanding papers on public finance in the NISPAcee Journal.

The authors are invited to submit original research papers, i.e. papers presenting the results of their research. We especially welcome empirical papers providing concrete data and their analysis. The form of the papers is quite open, e.g. single or multiple case studies, comparative papers, survey results or papers applying some statistical analysis.

Requirements for paper submission

Structure of the proposed abstract:
•          The objective or the research question(s),
•          Data and methodology,
•          Expected findings.

The standard structure of the paper:
•          Introduction, which clearly states the objectives of the paper
•          Description of the problem studied, showing a good knowledge of the relevant literature in both the local language and in English
•          Short introduction of the country or countries, i.e. present all information necessary (and relevant) to understand your paper
•          Data and methodology described in detail
•          Analysis of the problem
•          Evaluation and policy implications
•          Conclusions and recommendations (this part needs to result from the previous parts of the paper)


Lucie Sedmihradska

Lecturer, Department of Public Finance, University of Economics, Prague, Czech Republic E-mail:sedmih@vse.cz

Lucie Sedmihradska is a Lecturer 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, E-mail:juraj.nemec@umb.sk

Juraj Nemec is a Professor at 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

Professor of Economics and Management in Administration, Faculty of Public Administration, University of Ljubljana, Slovenia, E-mail: aleksander.aristovnik@fu.uni-lj.si

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 Economics at the Faculty of Economics (University of Ljubljana). His areas of research interest encompass public sector economics, public administration reform, public finance, public policy evaluation, European integration and macroeconomics.Professionally and scientifically, he has deepened his knowledge and skills at a number of summer schools and workshops, as well as a visiting scholar hosted by Princeton University, University of Nevada (Reno) (USA), University of Dubai, Zayed University (UAE), University of Gent (BEL) and Chinese Academy of Science (CHN). He has actively participated in around seventy international conferences and has recently performed as a head of a few international and domestic research projects financed by the Slovenian Research Agency (SRA). He has also published and reviewed number of scientific articles in domestic and international (SSCI-indexed) journals. He is a member of editorial board of numerous scientific monographs and international journals (e.g. Public policy and administration, International journal of public policy, etc.), various international conferences (NISPAcee, MakeLearn & TIIM, ICICTE, etc.) and associations/organizations (e.g. EEA, INFER, ATINER, etc.) and is frequently appointed as an external evaluator of scientific projects for different European research agencies. He is also active outside academia as a member of the Slovenian Officials' Council, as a managing director of a think-thank Zavod 14 and as a professional expert of the Court of Audit of the Republic of Slovenia.

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