WG5: Public Finance and Public Financial Management
- Lucie Sedmihradska, Lecturer, Department of Public Finance, University of Economics, Prague, Czech Republic E-mail:email@example.com
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:firstname.lastname@example.org
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, Associate Professor, Faculty of Public Administration, University of Ljubljana, Slovenia, E-mail:email@example.com
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.
Call for papers:
The topic of the WG is public finance, which plays a vital role in providing essential public services and goods. The WG deals with financial management of existing resources, which includes both microeconomic and macroeconomic dimensions and whose effectiveness is critical for the creation of an enabling environment at all levels for sustainable development.
While the extent of transparency and participation in the budgeting process has been long recognised as a factor influencing the quality of public finance management, the research in this area in the NISPAcee region is quite scarce. On the other hand, we have huge anecdotic evidence that meaningful changes take place and innovative practices are introduced. In order to fill this gap, the WG announces the following topics for the 2020 annual conference:
1) Local government budget transparency, which addresses research regarding regulation of budget transparency and its development, the extent of compulsory versus voluntary budget information disclosure, the measurement and evaluation of budget transparency or the search for determinants of budget transparency.
2) Participatory budgeting, which explores the introduction and diffusion of participatory budgeting at different government levels, applied models and their adjustment to local needs or circumstances, regulation of participatory budgeting and its development or impact of participatory budgeting on society.
3) Public finance for sustainable development, which includes, amongst others, promoting sound economic, social and environmental policies; ensuring fairness, efficiency and effectiveness of tax systems; strengthening national oversight mechanisms or building the technical, financial and technological capacity of public authorities.
The aim of the working group is to build a network of scholars active in the area of 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 an edited volume on participatory budgeting, a special journal issue on local government budget transparency and the publication of outstanding papers on public finance for sustainable development in the NISPAcee Journal.
The authors are invited to submit original research papers, i.e. papers presenting the results of their own 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,
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).