Budgeting and public expenditures

SBO Speakers Series


The Committee of Senior Budget Officials launched the Speakers Series on The Future of Public Spending in December 2022.  The aim is to broaden the discussion of the critical issues involved and the challenging decisions ahead by seeking perspectives from beyond the Committee.  Eminent speakers from outside government are invited to share their thoughts in an open and public forum.


13 March 2024  Martin Wolf 


15 February 2024, Danny Yagan



18 January 2024, Joaquim Levy


30 June 2023, Professor Hideaki Tanaka


12 May 2023, Sir Andrew Dilnot

Sir Andrew Dilnot joined us on the 12th May 2023 to dicuss The Future of Public Spending.


24 January 2023, Professor Olivier Blanchard


Professor Olivier Blanchard joined us on 24th January for our latest SBO Speakers Series event, where he looked Beyond Inflation to discuss Fiscal Policy Under Low Interest Rates


7 December 2022, Ms. Maya MacGuineas

Ms. Maya MacGuineas, the President of the Committee for a Responsible Federal Budget (CRFB) in Washington D.C. was our inaugural speaker.

The CRFB is a non-partisan, not-for-profit organisation committed to promoting responsible public finances and a sound budgeting process in the United States. (


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