2013 IIPF Congress
The 69th Annual Congress of the International Institute of Public Finance will be held in Taormina/Sicily, Italy, from August 22 through 25, 2013.
Its Local Organizing Committee is chaired by Pietro Navarra (University of Messina, Sicily), while its Scientific Committee is chaired by Jorge Martinez-Vazquez (Georgia State University). Pranab Bardhan, Robin Boadway, Ravi Kanbur, Michael Keen and Dan Treisman will give keynote speeches. The overall theme is “The Role of the State in Growth and Development”, but as always contributed papers from all fields of public finance are welcome. The deadline for submissions is February 18, 2013. Please also read the Call for Papers.
Non-IIPF members must pay a submission fee of €20 that will be credited against their membership fee when joining the IIPF as a member. Authors of accepted papers must join the IIPF before inclusion in the Congress program.
Notification of paper acceptance will be given by 15 April. Authors of accepted are asked to confirm their presentation immediately after notification and to register for the congress.
Early registration will close on 31 May. The registration fees are: €290 for IIPF members, €430 for non-members (without presentation only), €190 for accompanying persons; and for registration after 31 May: €330 for IIPF members, €470 for non-members (without presentation only), €210 for accompanying persons.
The registration fee includes coffee breaks and lunches, the Conference Dinner on 24 August and the half-day excursion to the Etna volcano. Other trips will be available at request. Itineraries and prices will be provided soon.
The conference venue is Hotel Villa Diodoro, Via Bagnoli Croci 75, Taormina. Villa Diodoro Hotel is a luxurious 4-star property set in a prime location in the centre of Taormina.
The Local Organizing Committee has pre-booked rooms in Villa Diodoro Hotel and in many others at very convenient rates. Participants are advised that August is a very high season period in Taormina and low budget hotels are very few. We recommend participants to book their accommodation in advance through the congress website. These rooms will be available on a first come first serve basis.Catania airport is only 70 km away from Taormina. It is well connected with European destinations, there are regular flights from and to Milan and Rome. There is a public bus service between the airport and the center of Taormina. The Local Organizing Committee will inform participants about transfer possibilities.
2014 IIPF Congress
The 70th Annual Congress of the International Institute of Public Finance will be held in Lugano, Switzerland, from August 20 through 23, 2014.
Its Local Organizing Committee is chaired by Mario Jametti (University of Lugano, Switzerland),
The theme of the keynote addresses will be „Redesigning the Welfare State for Aging Societies“. Contributed papers on any topic within the field of Public Economics and related disciplines will be considered, as is traditional at IIPF congresses.
The University of Lugano (Università della Svizzera italiana, Faculty of Economics will be the hosting university.