The Study Group will meet during the IIAS Congress 2017 in Aix-en-Provence.
You are invited to submit your abstract for this session.
Extract from the call for papers:
“Global economic and financial crisis with its enormous impact on fiscal issues has focused attention of policy makers, academics and pundits on policy debates on financial regulation (such as too big to fail issues) and fiscal policy (austerity vs stimulus programs). Globally there is a marked diversity of reactions: indeed, we can argue that governments are engaging in a
global policy experiment as each seeks to the financial regulation and fiscal policy responses that address their unique combination of challenges and constraints imposed at the local, national and international levels.
An emerging comparative literature is tracking the substance of policy responses, but comparatively little attention has focused on the way the institutions and processes of public policy making and public administration impact on capacity, willingness and substance of governments’ policy responses.
Public administration research in fact has much to offer in assessing how nations address fiscal and financial crises and their consequences for public policy priorities, programs and managers. Prior research on previous eras of austerity produced a literature on cutback budgeting and management which yielded propositions and conclusions about how budgetary and financial crises affect policy priorities and public management institutions.
Since the current fiscal austerity regime is still unfolding, this is an ideal time for public administration scholars to focus their resources on the impacts of the crisis on public policy and management across various nations. Formative changes are underway that will reshape what government does and how it does it.”
Senior Research Fellow, Ragnar Nurkse School of Innovation and Governance, Tallinn University of Technology, Estonia.
Professor, Department of Public and International Affairs, George Mason University, United States.
Associate Professor; Graduate School of Government, University of Sydney, Australia.
Professor of Public Administration, Seoul National University, South Korea.
Assistant Director, Fiscal Affairs Department, International Monetary Fund, Washington DC (USA).