Dr Joachim Wehner

Poto of Joachim Wehner

Associate Professor in Public Policy

Email: j.h.wehner@lse.ac.uk|
Office: CON 4.10, Connaught House
Office Hours: Wednesday 16:00-18:00
Tel: +44 (0)20 7955 5408
Website: personal.lse.ac.uk/wehner/|

Biography


Joachim studied political science at the Free University Berlin (Germany), the Universities of Cape Town and Stellenbosch (South Africa), and the LSE. Prior to joining the Government Department at LSE, Joachim worked for five years as a policy analyst at the Institute for Democracy in South Africa (Idasa), focusing mainly on public finance issues in South Africa and several other African countries. He has also worked as a consultant on public finance and governance issues for the World Bank, the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD), and a range of other organisations. This included assignments in various Eastern European, Asian, and African countries.

Research Interests


  • Political economy
  • Budgeting and fiscal policy
  • Legislatures
  • South African politics

Teaching Responsibilities


  • GV225: Public Choice and Politics
  • GV4E4: Public Budgeting and Financial Management

Publications


It isn't just about Greece: domestic politics, transparency and fiscal gimmickry in Europe
Alt, James, Lassen, David Dreyer and Wehner, Joachim (2014) It isn't just about Greece: domestic politics, transparency and fiscal gimmickry in Europe. British Journal of Political Science . pp. 1-10. ISSN 0007-1234

Citizens, legislators, and executive disclosure: the political determinants of fiscal transparency
Wehner, Joachim and de Renzio, Paolo (2013) Citizens, legislators, and executive disclosure: the political determinants of fiscal transparency. World Development, 41 . pp. 96-108. ISSN 0305-750X

Electoral budget cycles in legislatures
Wehner, Joachim (2013) Electoral budget cycles in legislatures. Legislative Studies Quarterly, 38 (4). pp. 545-570. ISSN 0362-9805

The educational competence of economic policymakers in the EU
Hallerberg, Mark and Wehner, Joachim (2012) The educational competence of economic policymakers in the EU. Global Policy, 3 (supp.1). pp. 9-15. ISSN 1758-5880

Budgeting in the UK is highly transparent: but that does not mean that budget decisions are carefully scrutinized, nor that the right policy judgements are made
Wehner, Joachim (2011) Budgeting in the UK is highly transparent: but that does not mean that budget decisions are carefully scrutinized, nor that the right policy judgements are made. British Politics and Policy at LSE (19 Oct 2011) Blog Entry.

The case for congressional budgeting
Wehner, Joachim (2011) The case for congressional budgeting. Public Administration Review, 71 (3). pp. 349-351. ISSN 0033-3352

Britain’s supersized cabinets are too expensive
Wehner, Joachim (2010) Britain’s supersized cabinets are too expensive. British Politics and Policy at LSE (14 Jul 2010) Blog Entry.

The ‘emergency’ budget – solving the UK’s problems?: or creating the basis for new crises?
Hills, John, Wehner, Joachim, Dunleavy, Patrick, Cammaerts, Bart and Leunig, Tim (2010) The ‘emergency’ budget – solving the UK’s problems?: or creating the basis for new crises? British Politics and Policy at LSE (25 Jun 2010) Blog Entry.

Legislatures and the budget process: the myth of fiscal control
Wehner, Joachim (2010) Legislatures and the budget process: the myth of fiscal control. Palgrave Macmillan, Basingstoke, UK. ISBN 9780230219724

Budgeting in Latvia
Kraan, Dirk-Jan, Wehner, Joachim, Sheppard, James, Kostyleva, Valentina and Duzler, Barbara (2010) Budgeting in Latvia. OECD Journal on Budgeting, 9 (3). pp. 185-227. ISSN 1608-7143

Will a hung parliament endanger fiscal consolidation?
Wehner, Joachim (2010) Will a hung parliament endanger fiscal consolidation? British Politics and Policy at LSE (26 Mar 2010) Blog Entry.

Hard choices in UK public policy – what to cut, not when
Wehner, Joachim (2010) Hard choices in UK public policy – what to cut, not when. British Politics and Policy at LSE (19 Mar 2010) Blog Entry.

Cabinet structure and fiscal policy outcomes
Wehner, Joachim (2010) Cabinet structure and fiscal policy outcomes. European Journal of Political Research, 49 (5). pp. 631-653. ISSN 0304-4130

Institutional constraints on profligate politicians: the conditional effect of partisan fragmentation on budget deficits
Wehner, Joachim (2010) Institutional constraints on profligate politicians: the conditional effect of partisan fragmentation on budget deficits. Comparative Political Studies, 43 (2). pp. 208-229. ISSN 0010-4140

South Africa's new parliamentary budget process
Wehner, Joachim (2009) South Africa's new parliamentary budget process. In: Verwey, Len , (ed.) Parliament, the budget and poverty in South Africa: a shift in power. African Book Collective, Idasa, South Africa, pp. 26-41. ISBN 9781920118914

South Africa’s new parliamentary budget process: an initial assessment
Wehner, Joachim (2009) South Africa’s new parliamentary budget process: an initial assessment. In: Verwey, Len, Lefko-Everett, Kate, Mohamed, Ahmed and Zamisa, Musa, (eds.) Parliament, the Budget and Poverty in South Africa: a Shift in Power. Idasa, Pretoria, South Africa, pp. 26-41. ISBN 9781920118914

Assessing the power of the purse: an index of legislative budget institutions
Wehner, Joachim (2008) Assessing the power of the purse: an index of legislative budget institutions. In: Stapenhurst, Rick, Pelizzo, Riccardo, Olson, David M. and von Trapp, Lisa, (eds.) Legislative Oversight and Budgeting: a World Perspective. WBI development studies. The World Bank, Washington, USA, pp. 79-97. ISBN 9780821376119

Budgeting in Estonia
Wehner, Joachim, Kraan, Dirk-Jan and Richter, Kirsten (2008) Budgeting in Estonia. OECD Journal on Budgeting, 8 (2). pp. 87-126. ISSN 1608-7143

Budgeting in Greece
Wehner, Joachim, Emery, Richard, Bergvall, Daniel and Hawkesworth, Ian (2008) Budgeting in Greece. OECD Journal on Budgeting, 8 (3). pp. 70-119. ISSN 1608-7143

Budget reform and legislative control in Sweden
Wehner, Joachim (2007) Budget reform and legislative control in Sweden. Journal of European Public Policy, 14 (2). pp. 313-332. ISSN 1350-1763

Legislative institutions and fiscal policy
Wehner, Joachim (2006) Legislative institutions and fiscal policy. PSPE working papers, 08-2006. Department of Government, London School of Economics and Political Science, London, UK.

Assessing the power of the purse: an index of legislative budget institutions
Wehner, Joachim (2006) Assessing the power of the purse: an index of legislative budget institutions. Political Studies, 54 (4). pp. 767-785. ISSN 0032-3217

Budgeting in Slovenia
Kraan, Dirk-Jan and Wehner, Joachim (2005) Budgeting in Slovenia. OECD Journal on Budgeting, 4 (4). pp. 55-98. ISSN 1608-7143

Principles and patterns of financial scrutiny: Public Accounts Committees in the Commonwealth
Wehner, Joachim (2003) Principles and patterns of financial scrutiny: Public Accounts Committees in the Commonwealth. Commonwealth and Comparative Politics, 41 (3). pp. 21-36. ISSN 1466-2043

Reconciling accountability and fiscal prudence? A case study of the budgetary role and impact of the German parliament
Wehner, Joachim (2001) Reconciling accountability and fiscal prudence? A case study of the budgetary role and impact of the German parliament. Journal of Legislative Studies, 7 (2). pp. 57-78. ISSN 1357-2334

Fiscal federalism in South Africa
Wehner, Joachim (2000) Fiscal federalism in South Africa. Publius: the Journal of Federalism, 30 (3). pp. 47-72. ISSN 0048-5950

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