Public Sector Economics

Call for papers



Journal of Public Sector Economics seeks theoretical, empirical and policy-oriented contributions analysing the role and functioning of the public sector at macroeconomic, sectoral and microeconomic levels, in both advanced and emerging market economies. We also aim to provide a professional forum for the discussion of contemporary public policy issues and actively seek survey articles, appraisals of current policy debates, shorter notes and book reviews.


Call for Special Issue on the Economics and Governance for Sustainability 
Guest editors: Dr. Louis Meuleman and Dr. Ingeborg Niestroy

In this special issue of Public Sector Economics, we welcome theoretical, empirical and policy-oriented contributions analysing the state of play of economic theory and practice of sustainable development, with a view of its contribution to the governance of the SDGs. The suggested topics include, but are not limited to, the relation between sustainability (meta)governance and emerging trends in public sector economy:
  • Sustainability (meta)governance and its relationship with economic governance
  • Economic growth and (beyond) GDP: practical consequences of a decennia-long debate
  • Inequality and leaving no one behind: what challenge for public sector economics?
  • Sustainable finance, investments and state aid law
  • Competition law, internal market and sustainability
  • Fiscal sustainability and sustainable development: a new role for taxation?
  • Sustainable budgeting: good practice, obstacles and solutions
  • Sustainable procurement: good practice, obstacles and solutions
  • Public-sector economics and long-term sustainability
  • EU economic governance: the sustainability of the “European Semester”
  • Assessing progress: readiness of public institutions for sustainability?
  • From theory to practice: Finance Ministries and Sustainability
  • From public goods to public value
Manuscript deadline: 15 August 2019

First papers published: 15 December 2019

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