Maria GustavsonThe Quality of Government Institute, Sweden (QOG)
Maria Gustavson received her Ph.D. in Public Administration from the University of Gothenburg in 2012, and is a Postdoctoral Fellow at the Department of Political Science and the QoG Institute. Her main research interests are public sector reforms in developing countries, in particular in Sub-Saharan Africa, the dynamics between international norms and local contexts, audit and democratic accountability and effects of audit on public sector performance. Gustavson’s current research primarily focuses on the role of audit within the democratic state and the impact of audit on public sector performance. In a current research projects, she aims at theoretically develop concepts of what may be considered ‘good auditing’ of the public sector, develop country comparative measurable indicators and then empirically test if and how the way audit is organized impact public sector performance.