WG5: Public Finance and Public Financial Management
Lucie Sedmihradska, Lecturer, Department of Public Finance, University of Economics, Prague, Czech Republic
- Lucie Sedmihradska, Lecturer, Department of Public Finance, University of Economics, Prague, Czech Republic
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
- 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, 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.).
Aim of the WG
The aim of the Working Group is to deliver research in the area of public finance and public financial management undertaken in the NISPAcee region and to support the publication of original research on the topic. In order to do so we have prepared a three-year plan which includes preparation of papers for the NISPAcee Journal and an edited volume on a topic finalised at the 2019 Annual conference. We want to fully use the expertise of the coordinators to assist and support, especially our younger authors, to succeed in this area.
Focus of the WG in 2019-2021
Public finance plays a vital role in providing essential services and public goods. The effective use of existing resources is critical to create an enabling environment at all levels for sustainable development which includes, for example, promoting sound economic, social and environmental policies; enhancing transparency and participation in the budgeting process; ensuring fairness, efficiency and effectiveness of tax systems; combating corruption and enhancing transparency and accountability of the corporate sector and public administration; and strengthening national oversight mechanisms; supporting national and regional development banks; strengthening the technical, financing and technological capacity of municipalities and other local authorities, amongst other areas.
The focus of the WG in 2019
is on public finance for sustainable development with its focus on three tracks:
(1) Performance management and budgeting,
(2) Taxation and tax reforms, and
(3) Macro Public Finance.
The authors are invited to submit original research papers, i.e. papers presenting the results of their own research in one of the above tracks or also any other interesting research results in the area of public finance and public finance management in the NISPAcee region and the European Integration Context. 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 of the research question(s),
• Data and methodology,
• Expected findings.
The standard structure of the paper should be as follows:
• 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)
All the authors should stress in their paper the points for practitioners and points related to the EU or EU integration within public administration and public policy.