Joachim Wehner is an Associate Professor in Public Policy with research interests in political economy, comparative politics and public policy. A focus of his work has been on accountability and transparency in government, especially in the context of public finances. Based on this work, he has given evidence to parliamentary committees in Canada, Estonia, Germany, South Africa and the United Kingdom, and worked as a consultant with civil society, legislatures, governments and international organisations such as the World Bank and the OECD to improve the use of public funds. Other current research relates to the right to vote and its consequences and a book project on economists as policymakers. His work has been published in the Journal of Politics, the British Journal of Political Science and World Development, amongst others. From 1997 to 2003, Joachim was a researcher at the Institute for Democracy in South Africa (Idasa), where he worked on budget policy and public finance legislation. Between 2012 to 2018, he was a founding Director of the Executive MPA programme and the Executive MPP for the UK Civil Service. He has also had visiting appointments at Harvard, the Hertie School in Berlin, Sciences Po Paris and Stellenbosch University.