Centre for Financial and Management Studies & School of Finance and Management

Dr Alberto Asquer

Key information

Centre for Financial and Management Studies Director of Public Policy & Management and Public Financial Management programmes Centre for Water and Development Member, Center for Water and Development School of Finance and Management Senior Lecturer in Public Policy and Management
Econ (Cagliari) MSc (LSE) PhD (Salerno) PhD (LSE)
Russell Square: College Buildings
Email address
Telephone number
+44(0) 207 898 4757
Support hours
Monday 1 - 3


Dr Alberto Asquer is Senior Lecturer of Public Policy and Management at SOAS University of London.

Dr Asquer received his degree in Economics and Commerce at the University in Cagliari (Italy), and a Research Doctorate on economics and management of public sector organisations at the University of Salerno (Italy). He received his MSc Management and PhD degrees from the London School of Economics and Political Science (UK). 

He holds a qualification as chartered accountant and auditor (Italy). Dr Asquer’s research covers topics in public sector management, including public policy making, policy implementation, regulation and regulatory policy, organisational change, public-private partnerships. and public financial management.

He has published in internationally recognised academic journals, including Public Management Review, Governance, Regulation &Governance, International Public Management Journal, Water Policy, Utilities Policy, and Annals of Public and Cooperative Economics. He published books Public Sector Management (with Norman Flynn, SAGE, 2017) Public Sector Revenue (Routledge, 2017), and Regulation of Infrastructure and Utilities (Palgrave, 2018).

Dr Asquer is actively engaged with the general public by delivering executive training for civil servants in international organisations, central government departments, and companies, and teaching for other universities both in the UK and overseas.

Office hours

  • On campus: Monday 4:00pm - 5:00pm (MB 517)
  • Online: Tuesday 10:00am - 11:00am on Teams and by appointment (email: aa144@soas.ac.uk)

Research interests

Public policy and management, especially in the political economy of regulation and regulatory reforms, public policy implementation, public management.

PhD Supervision

Name Title
Jennifer Bean Impact of Stakeholders on the Robust Financial Management (RFM) in the Public Sector: Developing a practical RFM model


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