Groups Call for Research Papers on Fiscal Openness

Bettina Luise Rürup, Executive Director, Friedrich-Ebert-Stiftung
Bettina Luise Rürup, Executive Director, Friedrich-Ebert-Stiftung

The Institute of Public Finance (IPF) and Friedrich Ebert Stiftung (FES) are now accepting research papers on “Fiscal Openness: Transparency, Participation, and Accountability in Fiscal Policies” for their research and policy conference tagged: Public Sector Economics 2018

 The groups are calling for submissions of theoretical, empirical and policy papers on topics which may include stances and trends in fiscal transparency and public participation in fiscal policies, measurement, determinants, and effects.

 The papers may address these issues at cross-country, national and sub-national levels of government, in advanced as well as in emerging market economies.

 The call is based on the fact that the groups recognize openness as an important feature of a good fiscal policy. By enhancing governments’ accountability, citizens’ trust, and reducing opportunities for corruption, greater fiscal openness may contribute to the more efficient collection and distribution of public resources.

Extended abstracts of about 500 words or finished papers must be submitted by May 15, 2018, to Papers must be written in English and must include keywords as well as authors’ full name(s) and affiliation(s) and contact details of the author in case of correspondence.

Acceptance for presentation will be communicated no later than May 31, 2018 and completed papers are due by October 15, 2018.

No fee will be charged for the conference.

The research and policy conference is sponsored by European Commission Representation in the Republic of Croatia.