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									Public Finance

Igor Baranov
Graduate School of Management, St. Petersburg University
Contact Information

 Instructor:
  – Dr. Igor Baranov, Associate Professor, Graduate School of Management,
    St. Petersburg University
 E-mail:
 Web:
 Office hours:
       • Tuesdays 2:30 – 3:30 pm, room 417 (Dekabristov pereulok)
       • by appointment, room 227 (Volkhovsky pereulok)

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About instructor

 Graduated from St. Petersburg University of Economics and Finance as
  an economist
 Internships / Visiting Research Fellow: Berkeley, Emory, University of
  Illinois (Chicago), HBS, NHH, Stockholm School of Economics, LSE, etc.
 Ph.D. dissertation on providing public goods in decentralized economies
 Teaching (BM, MIB, EMBA, ExecEd): Public Finance, Public Economics,
  Business and Government (Regulation Economics), Management
  Accounting, Accounting and Finance in Health Care Organizations,
 Research Interests: Competition in the Public Sector, Regulation,
  Performance Evaluation and Management in Health Care
 Professional Membership: ASPE, EEA, ISRICH, IIPF

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Instructor (Research Projects)

 GSOM, “Best Practices in Managing HCO”, 2007
 USAID, “Analysis of Competition Prospects in Health Insurance”, 2005-2006
 Ministry of Education and Science, “Analysis and Improvement of University Economy
  Management”, 2004
 Ministry of Finance of RF, “Financial Planning”, 2002-2005
 The Soros Foundation, “Contribution of Health Insurers to Better Quality and Accessibility of Health
  Care”, 2002–2003
 Eurasia Foundation, “Development of Entrepreneurial Business-Community (in high-tech
  industries in Saint-Petersburg)”, 2001-2003
 USAID, “Regional Policy of Development of the Real Economy sector”, 2001-2002
 Fond Foundation, “Higher Economic Education in Russia: Challenges of Acquiring New Content”,
 RAO UES of Russia, “Energy Saving Program”, 2001
 Ministry of Finance of RF, “Survey of Social Program Expenditure”, 2000-2001
 State Property Fund of RF, “Changes in Organizational Behavior in the Post-Privatization Period”,
 State Property Fund of RF, “Efficiency of Pledge Auctions”, 1997
 INTAS, “Transition Economy: Local Public Sector in Russia”, 1995-1997
 EU Secretariat, “Fiscal Policy and Fiscal Federalism in Russia”, 1995-1996

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Course Goal and Objectives

 Goal: to develop students’ analytical skills in the area of public finance.

 Objectives:
   to introduce students to the public sector reform agenda with a focus on public
    finance issues;
   to demonstrate administrative, political, and economic constraints to public
    finance reforms;
   to develop analytical skills of the students in three major areas of public finance
    reforms (performance-based budgeting, mid-term financial planning, budget
   to train students how to develop budgeting and performance evaluation
    systems for public sector institutions;
   to develop students’ skills on how to write a public policy paper and make a
    presentation on public policy issue.
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Course Layout

Discussion sessions
Budgeting project
Public policy paper project

Both projects are based on work in small groups (up to 4 participants)

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Topics Covered

 Introduction to Public Finance.
  Review of the Public Finance Reforms

 Budgeting and Performance Evaluation in Public Sector

 Performance-Based Budgeting

 Mid-Term Financial Planning

 Budget Federalism

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Grading Policy

 mid-term exam - 10%

 budgeting project (written and oral presentation) – 25%

 public policy paper (written report and presentation in class) –

 final exam – 40%

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