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SITE Academic Conference

This year, SITE will organize its yearly Academic Conference in cooperation with ASWEDE.

This year’s academic conference serves to bring together international scholars to discuss and showcase what current research tells us about the effectiveness and efficiency of public sectors in low and middle-income countries, and how they can be improved. It is widely held that the presence of a well-functioning state is key to encouraging economic growth and individual welfare. States’ capacity to raise revenues and spend them in favour of their citizens, effectively and efficiently delivering crucial public services and infrastructure, is by now widely recognized as a crucial, necessary condition for sustained development and growth. Nowhere is this more evident than in the context of low and middle-income countries, often (but not always) struggling with low capacity and corruption both on the revenue and expenditure side.

Invited keynote speakers are:

  • Professors Oriana Bandiera from LSE and
  • James Robinson from the University of Chicago.

The conference will feature a combination of keynote speakers, paper presentations, and panel discussions. The areas in which the conference will mainly (but not exclusively) focus is public procurement and public-private partnerships, the competence, organization, and management of public employees, and e-government broadly defined.

The academic conference on December 14-15 is hosted by the Stockholm Institute of Transition Economics (SITE) together with the Association of Swedish Development Economists (ASWEDE).

Location: Stockholm School of Economics, KAW, Sveavägen 65

Date: December 14-15, 2017

RSVP: The number of seats for this event is limited, therefore we invite you to register for the event until December 7, 2017, using the Eventbrite registration link (see here).