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The Journal Chinese Public Administration Review (CPAR) and The Association for Budgeting and Financial Management (ABFM) invite you to submit a paper/panel to be included in the international panels at ABFM’S 30th annual research conference.

Over the past decade, the field of public budgeting and finance has witnessed a growing number of scholars who are interested in comparative studies between US and various countries outside US. With the rise of globalization, scholars would both benefit from exchanging research ideas and practical experience on a platform. This year, CPAR—the official Journal of the Section on Chinese Public Administration of American Society for Public Administration (ASPA), once again is joining forces with ABFM to provide this platform for international dialogue on theories and practices on public budgeting and finance. Our partner, the ChinaAmerica Association for Public Affairs (CAAPA) will also contribute to the panels. Academics as well as practitioners are encouraged to submit proposals. Topics include but are not limited to the list below.

Tax Policy & Administration
Budgetary Theory
The Politics of the Budgetary Process
International & Comparative Budgeting
Transportation Finance
The History of Budgeting
Budgeting & Economic Development
Citizen Participation in Budgeting
Public Pensions
Healthcare Liabilities
Investment Management
Intergovernmental Finance/Fiscal Federalism
Municipal Securities
Performance Budgeting
Budgeting for National Security
Debt Financing & Management
Education Finance
Accounting & Financial Reporting
Revenue Diversification
Not-for-Profit Finance/Financial Management
Capital Planning & Management
Budget Rules & Institutions
Financing Urban Governments
Financial Management
Public-Private Partnerships

The deadline for paper or panel proposal submissions is May 1, 2018. You can submit your papers or panels online:

Please submit your papers at https://abfm.wufoo.com/forms/2018-abfm-conference-call-for-papers/

Please submit your panels at https://abfm.wufoo.com/forms/2018-abfm-conference-call-for-panels/

Or, you can also submit the abstract directly to Professor Lu of City University of New York (ylu@jjay.cuny.edu) and Prof. Gang Chen of University at Albany SUNY (gchen3@albany.edu). We will organize the proposals into panels and submit them to ABFM. Authors whose proposals have been selected will then be invited to submit full-length manuscripts to CPAR. The manuscripts shall be original, unpublished work, and not under review elsewhere. Manuscripts will then be sent out for blind peer review under the journal’s normal rigorous standards. Manuscripts should follow the style guidelines in the Publication Manual of the American Psychological Association (APA), 6th edition.