Public Finance Conference initiated to led by Prof. Dr. Aykut Herekman in 1985 is one of the most essential scientific organization in Turkey. The scientific organization called Public Finance Education Conference up to the its 10th has made significant contribution to evaluate instruction mediated through the departments of public finance and deal with improvement of the field. The conferences held annually by particular departments have also played crucial role to gather and socialize the community of public finance.
The conference called Turkey Public Finance Conference which is subsidized by Ministry of Finance in the following years have turned organization into uniting academics and bureaucrats contending prominent issues in the field of public finance. Therefore, it has been taken on a crucial role both academically progress of universities and socio-economic development of the country. The issues dealt with at the conferences have been instructive in terms of fiscal policies, tax laws and budget processes in Turkey. Furthermore, the conference has also made significant contribution to initiate and advance scientific researches as well as improvement of the literature of public finance.
In accordance with the changes of conferences held around the world beginning from 2000’s, the organization and content of Turkey Public Finance Conference has also undergone some changes. Instead of focusing on a topic, the conferences have been arranged to discuss current fiscal issues in synchronical sessions. In the Scientific Board of the conference called International Public Finance Conference/Turkey as of 2017 have been included various foreign academicians to both fulfill criteria of readership and regulations of academic incentive. In addition, the conference has enabled to unite academics, bureaucrats and pragmatists from all over the world. Therefore, it has provided basis to cooperation and information sharing as well as contributing to world-wide knowledge generation.