Public value and public services in the post-virus economy

Tony Kinder, Jari Stenvall

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This article explores public value and public management through the lens of economic factors - an unusual stance since public management research mostly features the economy as background rather than foreground. Responding to calls for deeper investigations into public value, it argues that public value is not confined to the formal public sector and should also include use-values created and distributed by households, the third-sector and informal associations. Arguing that economic context is paid insufficient attention in public management research, the paper shows how alternative models are possible based on social reproduction, Regulation Theory, and Modern Monetary Theory as an alternative to traditional Keynesianism - favouring a balanced economy above balanced budget.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)329-361
Number of pages33
JournalPublic Sector Economics
Issue number3
Publication statusPublished - 2021
Publication typeA1 Journal article-refereed


  • COVID-19
  • economics
  • public management
  • public value

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ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Finance
  • Economics and Econometrics


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