Public And Environmental Affairs | Public Finance in Economies in Transition
V441 | 8459 | Mikesell

Public Finance in Economies in Transition
This class meets with V452, V453, and V550
Section Numbers: 8456, 8459, and 8527

Instructor:  John L. Mikesell

This course explore the problems that countries of Eastern Europe and the
former Soviet Union have encountered in attempting to establish stable
systems of government finance as they move toward market economies and
democratic government.  Topics covered will include:  budget processes and
financial management, revenue assignment and revenue administration,
defining the role of government and dividing the role among tiers of
government, decentralization and intergovernmental
fiscal relationships,
finances of regions and localities, and sovereign debt.  It will draw on
materials from the World Bank, the International Monetary Funds, the
European Union, etc., and on unpublished mission documents from these
other sources.

The course will build on Professor Mikesell's professional work in the
former Soviet Union, including service as KPMG/ Barents Group chief of
in their Ukraine fiscal reform program, as team leader for
finance with the Georgia State University Consortium fiscal reform
for the Russian Federation, and as member of numerous World Bank
missions to
Central Asian republics of the former Soviet Union.  Professor Mikesell
currently working in Moscow, but can be reached for questions at

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