In the new issue of Public Sector Economics, Šime Smolić, Nikola Blaževski and Margareta Fabijančić explore the determinants of unmet healthcare needs among older Europeans 
in the COVID-19 pandemic
. Using SHARE study, they examine the barriers to healthcare access during the COVID-19 pandemic and the utilization of telemedicine.

Dmitri Blueschke, Klaus Weyerstrass, Reinhard Neck and Miroslav Verbič use the results of a survey among Slovenian politicians to design an objective function for an optimal control problem with a macroeconometric model for fiscal policy in Slovenia.

Lidija Hauptman, Berislav Žmuk and Ivana Pavić investigate taxpayers’ attitudes towards tax compliance in Slovenian tax system, focusing on gender, income level and size of settlement.   

Mustafa Rafat Zaman studies the impact of expenditure decentralization on gender equality using panel data from the OECD countries between 2006 and 2021. 

Sylvain Ngô Ndjang, Saturnin Bertrand Nguenda Anya and Fabrice Nzepang analyse and evaluate the technical efficiency of the use of investment resources allocated to municipalities in Cameroon.

Dagmar Radin reviews a United Nations’ World Public Sector Report 2023 – Transforming institutions to achieve the Sustainable Development Goals after the pandemic.