Big Government, Small Government—Both Need to Get the Accounting & Transparency Right

Ed Balls | July 7, 2016 |

Ed Balls, Former UK Shadow Chancellor of the Exchequer and Senior Fellow at Harvard University’s Kennedy School of Government stresses the important role that accounting plays in earning and maintaining public trust in the public sector. Anyone who believes in the power of government to make a difference in the economy and to education, health, and people’s lives needs to also believe in the importance of sound and transparent public financial management and public finance.

Ed Balls

Former UK Shadow Chancellor of the Exchequer & Senior Fellow, Harvard Kennedy School

Ed Balls is a British Labour Party and Co-operative Party politician. He was the Member of Parliament (MP) for Normanton from 2005 to 2010 and for Morley and Outwood from 2010 to 2015. Ed was Chief Economic Advisor to the Treasury (1997–2004), Economic Secretary to the Treasury (2006–07) and served as Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families in Gordon Brown's Government from 2007 to 2010. He is the former UK Shadow Chancellor of the Exchequer and is currently a Senior Fellow at Harvard University Kennedy School’s Mossavar-Rahmani Center for Business and Government, and a Visiting Professor to the Policy Institute at King’s College London. He was appointed chairman of Norwich City F.C. in December 2015. See more by Ed Balls

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