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HALJTS08 Classic books in financial management 5 ECTS
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Degree Programme in Administrative Studies
Public Financial Management

Learning outcomes

After completing the course the student becomes familiar with advanced level theories and models of public financial management. The student will be able to understand the most important classics in the area. Moreover, he is able to utilize theoretical models of public financial management in his research work, and in enhancing his expertise.


Reading and understanding some of the most important and classic books in the area of public financial management

Teaching language

Finnish, English

Modes of study

Option 1
Available for:
  • Degree Programme Students
  • Other Students
  • Open University Students
  • Doctoral Students
  • Exchange Students
Written exam 
In Finnish
In English


Numeric 1-5.

Study materials

Literature (which selected three books)

Bemelmans-Widec, Marie-Louise, Rist Ray C. & Vedung, Evert (toim). (2010). Carrots, Sticks and Sermons – Policy instruments and their evaluation. New Jersey: Transaction Publishers.

March, James G. (1994). A Primer on Decision Making. How Decisions Happen. New York: The Free Press.

Moore Mark H. (1995). Creating Public Value. Strategic Management in Government. Cambridge: Harvard University Press.

North, Douglass C. (1990). Institutions, Institutional Change and Economic Performance. Political Economy of Institutions and Decisions. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press.

Aaron WildawskyPolitics of the Budgetary Process. 1964. Little, Brown.

Christopher Hood (2011). The Blame game. Spin, Bureaucracy, and Self-Preservation in Government. New Jersey: Princeton University Press.

Donald Moynihan (2008). The Dynamics of performance reform. Constructing information and reform. Washington D.C.: Georgetown University Press.

Aman Khan & Bartley Hildreth (2004). Financial management theory in the public sector. Westport: Praeger.

Pollitt, Christopher & Bouckaert, Geert (2011). Public Management Reform: A Comparative Analysis, New Public Management, Governance and the Neo-Weberian State. Oxford: Oxford University Press.

Hancké, B., Rhodes, M., & Thatcher, M. (2007). Beyond varieties of capitalism: Conflict, contradiction, and complementarities in the European economy. Oxford: Oxford University Press.

Greve, C., & Hodge, G. A. (2013). Rethinking public-private partnerships: Strategies for turbulent times. Abingdon, Oxon: Routledge.

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School of Management
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