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May 16, 2017

SOAS Summer School in Public Financial Management


Posted by Dr. Alberto Asquer[1]

What are the implications of Brexit on the management of public finances? Why have taxes been introduced in countries of the Persian Gulf? How can developing countries fund infrastructure development? How can we know if spending of public monies results in value-for-money services? These and many other questions are of pivotal importance in the discourse on public financial management nowadays.

For the second year in a row, the SOAS Summer School in Public Financial Management will provide participants with the theoretical knowledge and tools for reviewing, discussing, understanding and evaluating key themes about public financial management. Based on academic research and practical examples, students will learn how the governments and public sector organisations plan and administer public spending; how tax policies are made; what are the effects of taxation; what other means, apart from taxation, the public sector has for raising revenues; how financial performance is reported to the public; and how fiscal balance is attained. In tutorials, students will be required to present assigned tasks and discuss case studies of public financial management drawing from a variety of countries from all over the world.

The course will be held in London in the period 3-21 July, 2017. It will consist of 46 contact hours (lectures, tutorials, activities). A tuition fee of £1500 will be charged per 3-week programme. Discounts are available for SOAS partner institutions (https://www.soas.ac.uk/studyabroad/exchange-partnerships/) and for groups (inquiries can be sent to https://www.soas.ac.uk/summerschool/subjects/enquiry-form.html). Students are usually able to obtain credits from their home institution and typically our courses receive 3 credits in the US system and 7.5 ECTS in the European system.

For more information please consult the web site https://www.soas.ac.uk/summerschool/subjects/economics-finance-and-management/public-financial-management/. The application form is at https://www.soas.ac.uk/summerschool/subjects/application-form.html. Deadline for applications is 24 May 2017.

[1] Director of the Centre for Financial and Management Studies, SOAS University of London.

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