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We have recorded a number of interviews which you can listen to online or download. Each interview focuses on a key aspect raised in one of our modules and discusses it in a current context.

Public Policy and Management

Programme introduction

In this discussion Norman Flynn welcomes Alberto Asquer to CeFiMS and they discuss the big issues facing students and people working in the public sector.

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Public Financial Management: Planning and Performance

Budgeting and accounting

In this interview, Fred Mear discusses with Norman Flynn the impact that the economic crisis has had on budgeting and in particular on MTEFs, how choices are made between cash and accruals in terms of planning, budgeting and accounting, and whether budgets should be constructed according to line items or in terms of programmes.

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E-Government

Information systems

In this podcast José-Rodrigo Córdoba-Pachón (the author of this module) and Norman Flynn discuss the applications and tools that are increasingly being used in the public sector, including the rise of the network society and use of data mining tools. They consider whether governments have had unrealistic expectations about what information systems can achieve and whether companies have oversold the effectiveness of their knowledge systems. They also discuss the concept of e-government and how the development of successful information systems should be seen as a social process.

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Decentralisation and Local Governance

Concepts of local development

In this interview, chaired by Phil Tomlinson, Jamie Wilson considers the concept of development, outlines his concerns with the Washington Consensus and explores new approaches to local development.

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Public Financial Management: Revenue

Taxation

In this interview, Tony Allen discusses with Norman Flynn the trends in sources of taxation, optimal taxation, the use of taxation as a policy tool, local taxation and foreign aid.

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Public Policy and Strategy

Module introduction

Alberto Asquer, Academic Director of Public Policy and Management, chairs a twenty minute discussion between the co-authors of the course – Norman Flynn and John Bell.

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Stakeholder analysis

In this interview, John Bryson discusses two case studies that highlight the importance of stakeholder analysis in changing public policy and strategy.

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Risk Management: Principles and Applications

Module introduction

Pasquale Scaramozzino is joined by Jason Laws and Jonathan Simms to discuss the CeFiMS module Risk Management: Principles and Applications.

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Econometric Principles and Data Analysis

Module introduction

Pasquale Scaramozzino is joined by Jonathan Simms to discuss the CeFiMS module Econometric Principles and Data Analysis.

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Econometric Analysis and Applications

Module introduction

Pasquale Scaramozzino is joined by Jonathan Simms to discuss the module Econometric Analysis and Applications.

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International Finance

Sovereign risk and the sovereign debt crisis

In this interview, you can listen to Keith Pilbeam, the author of the module textbook, discuss with Laurence Harris the idea of sovereign risk and the sovereign debt crisis.

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Legal Aspects of International Finance

The Greek tragedy – sovereign debt

Rodrigo Olivares-Caminal, Kiriakos Papadakis and Ioannis Kokkoris have a round table discussion about the Greek economic crisis. They discuss the economic situation in Greece and analyse the social implications and legal aspects of the economic crisis.

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Bank Regulation and Resolution of Banking Crises

Deposit insurance

In this interview, you can hear Rodrigo Olivares-Caminal discuss the topic of deposit insurance with Ray LaBrosse.

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Financial Econometrics

Module introduction

Pasquale Scaramozzino is joined by Jason Laws and Jonathan Simms to discuss the module Financial Econometrics.

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