Conference "Public Sector Economics 2017 – Public investment: catalyst for sustainable growth"

Event date
November 3, 2017
Short description

The Institute of Public Finance (IJF) and Friedrich Ebert Stiftung are organizing the research and policy conference Public Sector Economics 2017 – Public investment: catalyst for sustainable growth, which will take place in Zagreb on 3 November 2017.



The conference will cover a broad range of topics including, but not limited to, conditions under which raising public investment can sustainably lift growth, and the associated implications for public finances and debt. We invite submission of theoretical, empirical and policy papers on macro-fiscal analysis, public debt, productivity growth, R&D, infrastructure and investment financing, public sector governance, energy and resource economics, transportation, education, health care, culture, urban and housing development, adaptation to climate change, public sector transparency, accountability and public participation, etc., in both advanced and emerging market economies and both at the national and the sub-national levels of government.

Conference Outline

Keynote 1: Public investment and economic growth
Keynote 2: Scope for boosting public investment: macroeconomic, public finance and financial market aspects

Possible sessions on:

1. Impact of public investment on growth and public finances
2. Public investment financing: domestic, regional and cross-border aspects
3. Complementarities between public and private investment
     - Public infrastructure, R&D and productivity growth
     - Governance of public investment projects and creating the right business climate
4. Where to invest in the public sector   
     - Energy and resource economics
     - Transportation
     - Education
     - Health care
     - Urban and housing development
     - Adaptation to climate change and other public expenditure in support of sustainable growth
     - Public sector transparency, accountability and public participation

There is no conference fee.

Source and further information: IJF

Geographical focus
  • Croatia
  • WBC
Scientifc field / Thematic focus
  • Cross-thematic/Interdisciplinary

Entry created by Giorgio Piccirillo on May 9, 2017
Modified on May 9, 2017