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Public Finance

The finances of government: how resources are obtained and how they are spent.

Our work in this field

Tax policy and tax administration;

Debts and deficits;

Institutional design for the budget process;

Subnational public finance and inter-governmental fiscal relations;

The public expenditure process and associated accountability mechanisms;

Understanding contract structures in public procurement across different sectors;

Identifying state capacity issues when government contracts with private persons;

Identifying the landscape of institutions that play a role in the planning-to-payment stages of government procurement;

Undertaking deep dives into some sectors where government procurement is undertaken at a large scale;

Understanding the extent and efficacy of dispute resolution in government contracts;

A sector-agnostic framework to measure the impact of procurement inefficiencies on public expenditure and the financial health of firms.

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