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Mr Fred Mear

Job: Principal Lecturer

School/department: Faculty of Business and Law

Address: Hugh Aston Building, De Montfort University

T: +44 (0)116 250 6814

E: fcmacc@dmu.ac.uk

W: dmu.ac.uk/bal

 

Personal profile

After working in the UK public Sector for ten years Fred moved to academia approximately 30 years ago and has since then taught and researched in many countries. He was a trustee of an international aid agency for some 25 years. His expertise is in Public Financial Management reforms and he has been published not only in English Language journals but also Chinese and French. Fred has taught in UK, China, Singapore and Russia and has worked on EU Technical Assistance programmes for countries such as Russian, Latvia, Belarus, Cuba and is currently involved in the Technical Assistance programme in Moldova. 

Research interests/expertise

Public Financial Management reforms

Developing countries

Emerging and transitional economies

Public finance

Areas of teaching

International Public sector Accounting and Finance: International Taxation policy; Arts Festival A

Qualifications

FHEA; MBA; CIPFA; FCCA

Courses taught

Post Graduate: International Taxation Policy

Undergraduate: International Public Sector Accounting and Finance

Arts Festival Finance

Membership of professional associations and societies

CIPFA

FCCA

Recent research outputs

Discourse Analysis of the Dinar Currency System and the Single Currency Agenda in the Gulf States

Author: Aljadani Abdussalam, Mear Fred and Raimi Lukman

GUIGUE, F. MEAR, A critical debate on the budgetary framework of the United Kingdom, in BAUDU (A.) et LASCOMBE (M.), "Europe’s Golden Rule of Public Finances: Its Impact on National Budget Systems", Gestion & Finances publiques

Journal of Public Adminstration, Yun Set – sen University Guandong ,China,  The decision making mechanisms of Public Private Partnerships in the UK, the implementing experiences and Lessons, Jingchi Huang & F Mear

Professional esteem indicators

Visiting Professor Liaoning University China

2016:

Invited Speaker at the Launch of the new PEFA framework for PFM diagnostics.

Fred was invited to present to a delegation from the Chinese Ministry of Finance on Local Government Debt: Appointed member of Technical Assistance team to Moldova on PFM reform.

2015:

Invited Member of the IFAC (international Federation of Accountants) roundtable discussions on the role of Professional Accounting Organizations in Economic Development for emerging and developing economies.

2014:

Invited Speaker at European Symposium (in Lille France) organised by Gestion & Finances publiques, A critical debate on the budgetary framework of the United Kingdom, A. GUIGUE, F. MEAR Invited Speaker of International Academic Symposium on Chinese-Foreign Cooperative Education at Sunwah International Business School Liaoning University “Crisis of Chinese Local Governmental Debts, Opportunity for Public Sector Accrual-based Accounting?

Presentations on behalf of the Dutch Foreign Office to applicant countries to the EU on PFM law

Presented to Representatives of Turkish Ministry of Finance on PFM reform.

General:

Fred has worked on many Technical Assistance programs for the EU and is currently part of the team providing Technical Assistance to Moldova on adoption of International Public Sector Accounting. In the past Fred has also worked on EU funded projects for Belarus, Latvia, Russia and Cuba

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