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Guest Lecture: Prof Allen SchickReflections on Public Management Reform: Do New Zealand's Current Opportunities and Strategies Differ Markedly From Those of the Late 1980s?

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References from Prof Allen Schick's Guest Lecture presented at the Treasury on 28 August 2001.  Notes where Professor Schick's references are no longer available on external websites have been added in square brackets [ ] below.  The Treasury is not responsible for other sites' content. 

Prof Allen Schick

University of Maryland and Brookings Institute

Dr. Schick came to the Maryland School of Public Affairs from the Congressional Research Service, Library of Congress, where he served as a senior specialist. His professional history includes research positions at the Urban Institute and the Brookings Institution and teaching positions at Tufts University and Syracuse University.

Schick's extensive list of publications includes Congress and Money: Spending, Taxing, and Budgeting (American Society for Public Administration, 1987), Making Economic Policy in Congress (American Enterprise Institute, 1984), The Capacity to Budget (1990), The Budget Puzzle (1993) and The Federal Budget: Politics, Policy, Process (1995).

He is especially well known here for The Spirit of Reform: Managing the New Zealand State Sector in a Time of Change (1996), a report prepared for the SSC and Treasury. Schick is founding editor of the professional journal, Public Budgeting and Finance. He consults for many organizations at international, federal, state, and local levels. He directed a multinational study of budget practices in various industrialized countries and is presently directing a study of the far-reaching reforms in the public sector in six countries: Australia, Britain, France, New Zealand, Sweden, and the United States. Among Schick's awards are the Guggenheim Fellowship

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Selected References by Dr Allen Schick

Public Management

"International Developments and their Relevance to New Zealand's Pursuit of Further Innovation", address to the New Zealand Society of Accountants' convention, Pursuing Further Innovation in Public Sector Management,  6 November 1995

"The Spirit of Reform: Managing the New Zealand State Sector in a Time of Change", a report prepared for the SSC and Treasury, August 1996
[Now available at http://www.ssc.govt.nz/display/document.asp?docid=2845.]

"The Human Element in Public Sector Management", in Future Issues in Public Management, proceedings of a seminar held in March 1997, organised by the State Services Commission, published August 1997, pp67-73
[No longer available at http://www.ssc.govt.nz/Documents/FutureIssuesinPublicMgt/issue14.html.]

"Why Most Developing Countries Should Not Try New Zealand's Reforms", The World Bank Research Observer, Vol 13, No 1, February 1998, pp123-131
[No longer available at http://www.worldbank.org/research/journals/wbro/obsfeb98/whymost.htm.]

"Opportunity, Strategy, and Tactics in Reforming Public Management", in Government of the Future, OECD, 2000, pp123-148 - delivered as paper PUMA/SGF(99)4 at the OECD symposium, "Government of the Future: Getting From Here to There", 14-15 September 1999
Available at http://www.olis.oecd.org/olis/1999doc.nsf/LinkTo/PUMA-SGF(99)4 [but no longer at http://www.oecd.org//puma/strat/symposium/doclist.htm].

Foreword to Public Management in New Zealand: Lessons and Challenges, by Graham Scott, New Zealand Business Roundtable, 2001
Available at http://www.nzbr.org.nz/documents/publications/publications-2001/public_management.pdf

"Taking Public Management Seriously: What the US Can Learn from Other Countries", Brookings Institution [forthcoming cross-national examination of the experience of other countries, including New Zealand and the United Kingdom, with public sector management reform]

"Reflections on the New Zealand Model", based on a lecture at the New Zealand Treasury, August 2001
[Available for download in Adobe PDF format below.]

 

Budget Management

"Can Legislatures Regain an Effective Voice in Budget Policy?", 22nd annual meeting of Senior Budget Officials, OECD, 21-22 May 2001, PUMA/SBO(2001)1/REV1 dated 20 April 2001[forthcoming in OECD Journal on Budgeting]

"Does Budgeting Have a Future?", 22nd annual meeting of Senior Budget Officials, OECD, 21-22 May 2001, PUMA/SBO(2001)4 dated 4 May 2001
Available at http://www1.worldbank.org/wbiep/decentralization/Module10/Schick.pdf.]

"The Changing Roles of the Central Budget Office", OECD Journal on Budgeting, Vol 1, No 1, 2001
[No longer available at http://www.oecd.org/puma/budget/JournalV1N1/Chapter1.pdf.]

"The Federal Budget: Politics, Policy Process" (revised edition with Felix LoStracco), Brookings, 2000

"A Contemporary Approach to Public Expenditure Management", Economic Development Institute, World Bank, 1998.

"Good performance through effective budgeting", Accountants' Journal, Vol 72, No 1, February 1993, pp34-36 [discusses budgeting process and performance management in the public sector]

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Selected Articles on the 1996 Schick Review

"From 'Reforms' to 'Business as Usual', Newsletter (Institute of Policy Studies), August 1996, Vol 47, p14

"Précis of The Spirit of Reform: Managing the New Zealand State Sector in a Time of Change", Doreen Wilson, Public Sector, Vol 19, No 4, December 1996, pp2-6

"The Schick Report: Commentary from an International Perspective", Richard Mulgan, Public Sector, Vol 19, No 4, December 1996, pp7-9

"The Schick Report: An Evaluation of State Sector Reform", John Martin, Public Sector, Vol 19, No 4, December 1996, pp10-13

"Axe has not shaped ideal state", Tony Simpson, Evening Post, 3 December 1996, p5

"Dispiriting news: a world-leading academic finds that all is not well in the public sector", Brian Easton, Listener, 1 February 1997, p60

Letters to the editor by Allen Schick and Geoff Dangerfield (Deputy Secretary to the Treasury), Listener of 22 February, p14 and 1 March 1997, p13 respectively

"The buck stops with the chief executive", Anna Smith, The Dominion, 2 April 1997

"The Schick Report: Evaluating State Sector Reform in New Zealand", Joe Wallis, Agenda, Vol 4, No 4, 1997, pp489-494

"Setting an Agenda for Assessing the Reforms", chapter 3 of  Public Management in New Zealand: Lessons and Challenges by Graham Scott, New Zealand Business Roundtable, 2001, pp49-53
Available at http://www.nzbr.org.nz/documents/publications/publications-2001/public_management.pdf

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