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The Institute of Public Finance and Friedrich Ebert Stiftung are organizing a research and policy conference Public Sector Economics 2017 – Public investment: catalyst for sustainable growth. The conference will cover a broad range of topics including, but not limited to, conditions under which raising public investment can sustainably lift growth, and the associated implications for public finances and debt. We invite submission of theoretical, empirical and policy papers on macro-fiscal analysis, public debt, productivity growth, R&D, infrastructure and investment financing, public sector governance, energy and resource economics, transportation, education, health care, culture, urban and housing development, adaptation to climate change, public sector transparency, accountability and public participation, etc., in both advanced and emerging market economies and both at the national and the sub-national levels of government. Detailed information, is available at the conference web site.
The scientific journal Financial Theory and Practice enters the 41st year of its publication with a new name Public Sector Economics, refreshed editorial board, editorial staff, as well as the new web platform.
During these years, the journal has several times changed both its name and contents. With this newest change it will more focus on theoretical, empirical and policy papers analysing the role and functioning of the public sector on macroeconomic, sectoral and microeconomic levels, both in developed and in emerging markets.
More about journal’s past but also the future in the Editors’ introduction Public sector economics – introduction to the inaugural issue by Katarina Ott and Dubravko Mihaljek.
The latest Press Release titled An Overview of Social Protection Benefits in Croatia features a report by Martina Pezer and Ivica Urban on a database published on the Institute of Public Finance's website on January 25, 2017. The purpose of publishing the Benefits Overview is to emphasize the importance of regular, transparent and comprehensive reporting for a successful and effective social policy at the central and lower levels of government.