Call for Proposals: ABFM’s 30th Annual Research Conference

October 4-6, 2018
Denver, CO
Deadline for Submissions: May 1, 2018

Submit Paper Proposals Here:

Submit Panel Proposals Here:

The Association for Budgeting and Financial Management ( invites you to submit a paper or panel proposal for its annual research conference. This year’s conference will be held Oct. 4-6 in beautiful Denver. Though papers have traditionally focused on U.S. state and local government budgeting and financial management, we welcome papers on federal budgeting as well as papers with an international or comparative perspective. This year, there will be a special multiple-session track on public budgeting and financial management in Asia jointly hosted by the China-America Association for Public Affairs and Chinese Public Administration Review (CPAR).  We also encourage both academics and practitioners to submit proposals. Below is a list of selected topics on which papers and panels have focused in recent conferences.

Please submit all paper and panel proposals by May 1, 2018 using one of the links above. Proposals will be reviewed and competitively selected. Please submit questions to the conference committee at [email protected]. Please send inquiries regarding the special Asia session track to Gang Chen, Assistant Professor, Rockefeller College of Public Affairs and Policy, University at Albany, State University of New York, [email protected].

We look forward to seeing you in Denver!

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