In 2016, the journal Financial Theory and Practice celebrated its 40th anniversary. At that ripe age, the journal was ready for a new venture – hence it got the new profile and name, Public Sector Economics; a brand new digital publication platform; and a refreshed Editorial Board. To launch the inaugural issue, the Institute of Public Finance organised a Public Sector Economics conference in Zagreb in October 2016. To encourage the discussion of contemporary public policy issues and to enable gatherings of both academics and professionals, the Institute of Public Finance decided to organise annual conferences on Public Sector Economics, which should serve as an additional source of relevant articles for the journal. Consequently a second conference Public Sector Economics 2017 – Public Investment: Catalyst for Sustainable Growth was held in Zagreb in November 2017 and currently the Public Sector Economics 2018 – Fiscal Openness: Transparency, Participation and Accountability in Fiscal Policies to be held in Zagreb on 26 October 2018 has been announced.
We invite submissions of theoretical, empirical and policy papers on these and related topics, including stances and trends in fiscal transparency and public participation in fiscal policies, measurement, determinants, and effects. Submissions can address these and related issues at cross-country, national and sub-national levels of government, in advanced as well as in emerging market economies.