Book Launch: Public Financial Management and Its Emerging Architecture
Presented by the Office for International Programs and co-sponsored by the Wagner Economic and Finance Association

The last two decades have seen a wave of global innovations and reforms that have fundamentally altered the way public finances are managed and linked to other governance reforms. A new book from the International Monetary Fund (IMF) – Public Financial Management and Its Emerging Architecture – critically examines the most important of these reforms and innovations, including: fiscal responsibility legislation; fiscal rules; medium-term budget frameworks; fiscal councils; fiscal risk management techniques; performance budgeting; and accrual reporting and accounting.

This event will present the findings of this new work, providing the opportunity to examine them in light of challenges posed by the global economic crisis and their relevancy for a broad range of policymakers and analysts. Join us for this New York book launch.


Opening Remarks: Dall Forsythe, Adjunct Professor of Finance, NYU Wagner

Presentation by: Marco Cangiano, Assistant Director, IMF Fiscal Affairs Department

Panelists: Paul Smoke, Professor of Public Finance and Planning and Director of International Program, NYU Wagner
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Barbara Nunberg, Professor of Professional Practice in International and Public Affairs, Columbia University