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Public Budgeting Governance: Comparative analysis of the cases of London and São Paulo's municipality - 19 November 2019

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Speaker: Professor Ursula Dias Peres

This lecture speaks to a research project aimed to carry out a comparative analysis of the public budget governance of London and São Paulo, over a period of ten years. The project also uses as reference the case of Paris, which has been under analysis since 2017.

The project departs from an institutional approach seeking to understand the political economy of the public budget in these metropolises, based on an analytical model presented in Peres (2018). This model is based on the study of economics and political sociology of the budget, with emphasis on works by Wildavsky (1969), Wildavsky and Caiden (2004), Schick (1976, 2009), Caiden (2010) and Rubin (1989 and 2010), Lindner (2003, 2006); Oliveira (2009), Bezes and Siné (2011) who understand budget governance as a political arena for the mediation of distributive conflict. The analytical framework highlights the key elements of this budget governance, including formal and informal rules, relevant actors, decision levels, limits and possibilities of institutional arrangements, especially after the implemented austerity policies in Brazil and United Kingdom, in the past 10 years.


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Ursula Dias Peres is an expert in Public Budgeting and Social Participation. She has a PhD in Economics from Fundação Getúlio Vargas – SP (FGV-SP). She is a Professor and Researcher in Management of Public Policy and Social Change, and Political Participation at the School of Arts, Sciences, and Humanities of the University of São Paulo (EACH, USP).

Professor Peres researches the areas of Political Economy of the Public Budget and Financing of Public Policies, especially in the areas of Education and Public Security. She has direct experience in the legislative process, budget formulation and implementation in different moments. She is an associated-researcher in the Center for Metropolitan Studies - CEM / USP and is now a visiting fellow at  King's College London - Brazil Institute.

Location: Bush House South East Wing, Room 2.09

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