Fiscal rules and budgeting: Examples from OECD countries

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31 January - 2 February 2019 | Executive seminar

This course provides an overview of the core set of financial management topics. While the focus is on public management, themes that originated in the private sector and that governments are increasingly applying to their budgets are also covered. The goals of public sector financial management, such as fiscal sustainability and allocative as well as operational efficiency —and how these can be contradicting goals— are examined.

Participants obtain insight into concepts such as debt management, project management, the budget cycle and user financing, and improve their understanding of tools such as top-down budgeting and fiscal planning. This course enables them to understand the macro challenges and tools for public fiscal managers and to judge the advantages and disadvantages of adopting and adapting possible reforms to public financial management.

This seminar is offered in the open enrolment programme and as part of the Executive MPA programme.

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  • Mark Hallerberg , Dean of Research and Faculty and Professor of Public Management and Political Economy