Institute of public finance
Public Sector Economics Journal
Public Sector Economics
2021 Conference

Keynote speakers


James Alt, Institute for Quantitative Social Science, Harvard University 

Frank G. Thomson Professor of Government Emeritus at Harvard and member of the American Academy of Arts & Sciences. He was a Guggenheim fellow in 1997–1998. His publications include The Politics of Economic Decline (1979), Political Economics (with K. Chrystal, 1983), and numerous articles in scholarly journals, including “Partisan De-alignment in Britain, 1964–74” in British Journal of Political Science (1977), “Political Parties, World Demand, and Unemployment” in American Political Science Review (1985),  “Fiscal transparency, political parties, and debt in OECD countries” in European Economic Review (2006), “Enforcement and Public Corruption: Evidence from the American States” in Journal of Law, Economics, & Organization (2014) and “Inequality, Labor Market Segmentation, and Preferences for Redistribution” in American Journal of Political Science (2016). He is co-editor of Competition and Cooperation (with M. Levi and E. Ostrom, 1999). Alt’s present research analyzes institutional transparency, accountability, and fiscal policy in OECD countries and US states.


María-Dolores Guillamón, University of Murcia, Spain

Associate Professor at the University of Murcia (Spain) and Associate Fellow in the Institute for Public Sector Accounting Research at the University of Edinburgh Business School. She teaches public sector accounting, management accounting and financial accounting at the University of Murcia. She participates as a member of the European Accounting Association, the Comparative International Governmental Accounting Research Network and the Spanish Association of University Professors of Accounting. Her research interests focus on public sector accounting and management, transparency, efficiency and electoral cycles, among others. She has published more than forty papers in journals such as Government Information Quarterly, Cities, Local Government Studies, Regional Studies, International Review of Administrative Sciences and Accounting, Auditing & Accountability Journal. She has presented more than fifty communications in national and international congresses and she is member of the editorial board of 19 international journals. She also works on consulting projects about management accounting implementation. 


Paulo Jorge Reis Mourão, University of Minho, Portugal

Author of several books and scientific articles in Journal of Cleaner Production, Ecological Indicators, Journal of Economic Literature, Land Use Policy, Journal of Sports Sciences, and Environment and Planning A. His publications are focused on Economics, Public Finance, Social Economics and Sports Economics. He appears often in national and international media for commenting social and economic issues. Paulo Mourao has been awarded several times for his scientific works.
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