Research

My research interests include public finance and budgeting, taxation, public sector accounting, income inequality, balance sheet analysis, intersectoral linkages, fiscal transparency, macroeconomics and quantitative methods. Current projects include perspectives on cryptocurrencies, assessing the quality of financial statistics, and sovereign borrowing costs.

Peer Reviewed Journals

Seiferling, M. (2020). Apples, Oranges, and Lemons: Public Sector Debt Statistics in the 21st Century. Financial Innovation 6(37): 2020.

Seiferling, M. (2020). Fiscal Deficits and Executive Planning Horizons. Political Science Research and Methods 8(2): 329-343.

Seiferling, M. (2016). What’s your Constitution Worth? A Note on the Classification and Valuation of Economic and Political Assets. International Public Policy Review, 10 (1) 2016.

Book Chapters

Goerl, C. (Cologne) and Seiferling, M. (2015). Income Inequality Fiscal Decentralization and Transfer Dependency. Published in Clement, B, de Mooij, R. Gupta, S and Keen, M. (ed) “Income Inequality and Fiscal Policy”. International Monetary Fund 2015.

Other Published Articles and Reports

IE University Center for the Governance of Change (2020). Cryptocurrency and the Future of Money. https://www.ie.edu/cgc/research/cryptocurrencies-future-money/

UNCTAD (2020). Feasibility Report for Expanding Debt Instrument Coverage in DMFAS 7. United Nations Conference for Trade and Development, Debt Management and Financial Analysis System.

Seiferling, M (2020). Zimbabwe: Technical Assistance Report on Government Finance Statistics Technical Assistance Mission. IMF Technical Report. https://www.imf.org/~/media/Files/Publications/CR/2020/English/1ZWEEA2020002.ashx

Seiferling, M (2019). Zimbabwe: Technical Assistance Report on Government Finance Statistics Technical Assistance Mission. IMF Technical Report. https://www.imf.org/~/media/Files/Publications/CR/2019/1ZWEEA2019002.ashx

Seiferling, M. and Tareq, S. (2015). Fiscal Transparency and Government Portfolios of Financial Assets. IMF Working Paper (WP/15/09). https://www.imf.org/external/pubs/ft/wp/2015/wp1509.pdf

Aldasoro, I. and Seiferling, M. (2014). Vertical Fiscal Imbalances and the Accumulation of Government Debt (July 2014). IMF Working Paper (WP/14/209) & SAFE Working Paper No. 61. (Available at SSRN: here or here)

Seiferling, M. (2013). Stock-Flow Adjustments, Government’s Integrated Balance Sheet and Fiscal Transparency. IMF Working Paper (13/63) https://www.imf.org/external/pubs/ft/wp/2013/wp1363.pdf

Seiferling, M. (2013). Recent Improvements to the Government Finance Statistics Yearbook in Response to Analytical Needs. IMF Working Paper (WP13/15)

Seiferling, M. (2007). A Statistical Evaluation of the NAO Survey: Business Perceptions of Regulation (2007 and 2008). United Kingdom Department of Business Enterprise and Regulatory Reform.

Working Papers

Seiferling, M. “Sovereign Borrowing Costs, Fiscal Opacity and Budgetary Consequences”

Seiferling, M. “Power and the Purse: Tax Compositions, Regime Type and Economic Development”

Seiferling, M. “Endogenous Budget Rules?”

Seiferling, M. “Fiscal Consolidation from Above and Below the Line”

Burton, G. & Seiferling, M. “The Power of the Purse: The Impact of Female Representation on Public Expenditure, 1990-2006”. (presented at the American Political Science Association Conference, Toronto 2009)