A collaboration among the nation’s top fiscal policy programs organized to host the annual NextGen Public Finance Conference following informal discussions at the 2015 conference, “Federal, State, and Local budgets: A Conference on America’s Fiscal Future,” held at the School of Public and Environmental Affairs (SPEA) at Indiana University. The original collaborating institutions continue to host the annual conference:
- the School of Public and Environmental Affairs (SPEA) at Indiana University,
- the Andrew Young School of Policy Studies (AYSPS) at Georgia State University,
- the University of Maryland School of Public Policy and
- the Government Finance Research Center, College of Urban Planning and Public Affairs, at the University of Illinois Chicago.
The inaugural “Next Generation of Public Finance Conference” was held at the Andrew Young School in Atlanta in May 5-6, 2016, with the overarching goal of bringing together top academics and practitioners to examine and present on some of the field’s most pressing, relevant and future-facing topics.
There have been five annual conferences since then, each focusing on public finance topics that are or will be front and center in the policy debate in the coming decades. These topics include policy issues at the national and subnational levels in domestic and international contexts and could include, but are not limited to: behavioral responses to taxation, public budgeting, public financial management, evaluation of public expenditures, contingent liabilities, and advancing digital innovation in public finance and policy.
The sixth annual NextGen Public Finance Conference, “Public Finance and the COVID Economy,” returns to the Andrew Young School in Atlanta from May 18-20, 2022. This year’s conference seeks papers that examine how the pandemic has affected government revenue and expenditures, government operations and other areas. Find more detailed information about this year’s conference at Call for Proposals 2022.
Previous NextGen Public Finance Conferences
“Federal, State, and Local Budgets in Jeopardy: A Conference on America’s Fiscal Future,” Indiana University, School of Public & Environmental Affairs, May 1-2, 2015.
“Next Generation of Public Finance Conference,” Georgia State University, Andrew Young School of Policy Studies, May 5-6, 2016.
“Applied Research in Public Finance: A Conference in Honor of John Mikesell,” School of Public and Environmental Affairs, Indiana University, April 28-29, 2017.
“Public Finance and the New Economy: A Conference in Honor of David Sjoquist,” Georgia State University, Andrew Young School of Policy Studies, April 26-28, 2018.
“Ready Or Not? Post-Fiscal Crisis/Next Fiscal Crisis,” Government Finance Research Center, College of Urban Planning and Public Affairs, University of Illinois at Chicago, May 2-3, 2019.
“Public Finance Challenges in the New Decade,” University of Maryland School of Public Policy, Maryland University of Maryland, April 24-25, 2020.