Donatella Casale Mashiah

Institute for Jewish Policy Research
London
United Kingdom
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Donatella Casale's main research interests are in the fields of: public policy implementation, management and evaluation; local governance and local public sector reforms. A detailed account of her academic research is: public policy implementation; evaluation and management; local governance; local public sector reforms; organization; human resources and performance management. She is currently working as a research fellow for an independent UK based policy research institute that regularly publishes authoritative demographic and statistical analyses and policy oriented reports commonly adopted to inform evidence-based policies at every level.

Citation:
Proeller, I., Wenzel, A. K., Vogel, D., Mussari, R., Casale, D., Turc, E., & Guenoun, M. (2016) "Do They All Fail?: A Comparative Analysis of Performance-Related Pay Systems in Local Governments" Kuhlman, S., Bouckaert, G. (eds) Local Public Sector Reforms in Times of Crisis (pp. 139-152). Palgrave Macmillan UK.
Abstract: This book chapter examines the introduction and implementation of performance-related pay (PRP) in the public sector, one of the main trends in public management reform in the last two decades. Focusing on the local government level in Germany, France, and Italy, the authors explore the why PRP systems have failed to manifest a core position within in performance-oriented reform agendas. Diffusion and implementation practices in the three countries show significant differences, which have led to significant heterogeneity to as well as variance in the implementation of PRP. The chapter is included in “Local Public Sector Reforms in Times of Crisis” Kuhlmann, Sabine, Bouckaert, Geert (Eds.). The book compares the trajectories and effects of local public sector reform in Europe and fills a research gap that has existed so far in comparative public administration and local government studies. Based on the results of COST research entitled, ‘Local Public Sector Reforms: an International Comparison’, this volume takes a European-scale approach, examining local government in 28 countries.
DOI: 10.1057/978-1-137-52548-2_8
Citation:
Casale, D. 2015. "How Does the Study of Subjective Well-Being became Significant for Economic Research and why it is Relevant for the Policy Studies?" The Journal of Young Economists, 1-19.
Abstract: The economic science has often been defined as ‘dismal’. However, it witnessed the origin of a new branch right inside its discipline aimed at understanding the determinants of happiness, also known as subjective well-being (SWB), and thus to contribute to the improvement of such dimensions using its theoretical and methodological tools. This article aims at reviewing the contributions that have given rise to the study of happiness in economics by highlighting the discussion about the implications for policymaking and the analysis of the methodological instruments used to this purpuse. We found that the study of SWB in economics is significant in order to better understand the determinants of SWB and it presents opportunities also for the policy studies, especially for a better design and evaluation of public policies’ impact on social welfare.
URL: http:// http://joyeconomists.com/2015/01/16/casale-2015-subjective-well-being-economic-research-and-policy-analysis/
Citation:
Casale, Donatella. 2014. "Corruption Government-Business: A Contingency Model on the Supply and Demand Approaches." The Social Science Research Network 1-29.
Abstract: The economic science has often been defined as ‘dismal’. However, it witnessed the origin of a new branch right inside its discipline aimed at understanding the determinants of happiness, also known as subjective well-being (SWB), and thus to contribute to the improvement of such dimensions using its theoretical and methodological tools. This article aims at reviewing the contributions that have given rise to the study of happiness in economics by highlighting the discussion about the implications for policymaking and the analysis of the methodological instruments used to this purpuse. We found that the study of SWB in economics is significant in order to better understand the determinants of SWB and it presents opportunities also for the policy studies, especially for a better design and evaluation of public policies’ impact on social welfare.
URL: http://papers.ssrn.com/sol3/papers.cfm?abstract_id=2625634
Citation:
Casale, D. 2013. "Finance and the Good Society [Review of the Book Finance and the Good Society by Robert J. Shiller, Princeton New Jersey: Princeton University Press, 2012]." Financial Reporting (1):187-195.
Abstract: The concept of common and greater good, with necessary distinction, is a powerfully and vehemently recurring issue in one of the New York Times' best-selling economists and Yale University Sterling Professor's latest book, Robert J. Shiller, entitled Finance and the Good Society. In his book Shiller defines finance as ‘the science of goal architecture’ , which is able to structure the economic arrangements needed to achieve a set of important goals for society; wielding the essential stewardship of the assets required for that achievement. The author reminds that the very meaning of the word finance derives from ‘finis’, the classical Latin term for ‘goal’. In this vision the goal matters, and for the author finance is exactly the means to achieve society's greater goals.
DOI: 10.3280/FR2013-001009

Substantive Focus:
Law and Policy
Governance SECONDARY
Comparative Public Policy PRIMARY

Theoretical Focus:
Agenda-Setting, Adoption, and Implementation PRIMARY
Policy Analysis and Evaluation SECONDARY

Keywords

POLICY IMPLEMENTATION POLICY EVALUATION PUBLIC MANAGEMENT PUBLIC POLICY