Association for Budgeting and Financial Management (ABFM) 23rd Annual Conference: Call for Papers, Presentations, and Panels

Posted by Professor James Savage, Professor & Executive Assistant to the President for Federal Relations Department of Politics, UVA

23rd Annual Conference, Washington, DC.Thursday-Saturday, October 13-15, 2011

The Association for Budgeting and Financial Management, the preeminent association for the study of budgetary theory, practices, and institutions, invites proposals for panels, papers, and presentations for the 2011 ABFM conference. We especially encourage proposals from federal, state, and local practitioners. The focus of the conference is on budgeting and financial management at all levels of government in the United States, as well as international and comparative perspectives.

Potential topics include, but are not limited to:

Federal and State Fiscal Challenges
Budgetary Theory
The Politics of the Budgetary Process
International and Comparative Budgeting
Budget Balancing Strategies
Federal Stimulus Reporting and Outcomes
Tax Policy and Administration
History of Budgeting
Budgeting in Poor Countries
Budgeting and Economic Development
Executive and Legislative Budget Politics
Citizen Participation in Budgeting
Transportation Policy and Finance
Current Trends in Public Finance
Budget Reform, Innovation, and Process
Funding Healthcare
Financial Leadership
Intergovernmental Finance
Municipal Securities
Performance Budgeting
Budgeting for National Security
Debt Financing and Management
Investing Public Funds
Accounting and Financial Reporting
Revenue Diversification
Nonprofit Financial Issues
Capital Planning and Management
Managing Financial Risk
Education Finance

Please submit all proposals by May 1, 2011 to James Savage at or Department of Politics, University of Virginia, P.O. Box 400787, S187 Gibson Hall, Charlottesville, VA  22902-4787. Proposals will be reviewed and competitively selected. Presenters will be required to register for the conference in advance. Proposals should include a brief description of the topic, name(s) of participants/authors, position/job title, institutional affiliation, address (including email), and phone number. Students should provide their degree program, status (master’s level, Ph.D., ABD), and institutional affiliation.  

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