Expert (m/f) Research on International and African Tax Issues – South Africa, Pretoria
Further information here.
Richard Musgrave Visiting Professorship 2013
Joel Slemrod will deliver the fifth Richard Musgrave Lecture on the topic of "Insights from a Tax-Systems Perspective" (11 April 2013 in Munich). Further information can be found on the CESifo website.
Historical time series on central government accounts?
The Research Center for Economic and Social History at the University of Zurich (www.fsw.uzh.ch) and the Swiss Federal Archives are developping homogenous time series from the key figures of the Swiss Federal Government accounts from 1848 until today. The aim is then to model a data base containing those time series and thus make it accessible for the public. Regarding this issue, we are looking for similar historical projects on centr
al/federal government accounts' time series which may have been realized in other countries.
Contact: Dr. Gisela Huerlimann, University of Zurich, E-Mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
Call for Papers: Workshop on Fiscal Federalism
The Barcelona Institute of Economics (IEB) organizes its fifth Workshop on Fiscal Federalism: The Political Economy of Decentralization in Barcelona, June 13-14, 2013.
The deadline for submission is April 2, 2013.
See Call for Papers.
IIPF Board member Jenny Ligthart died
Jenny Ligthart died on 21 November 2012 at the young age of 45.
Jenny was a much-loved member of the IIPF. She was a serving member of our Board of Management, and had also served on many of the Institute's scientific committees. Jenny was a Professor of Macroeconomics at the University of Tilburg, and had also worked at the IMF. She made many contributions to our profession, and she leaves behind an impressive scientific achievement in her published works. Jenny was a friendly, outgoing person with a lovely personality. She will be sadly missed by many of us.
Three of Jenny´s closest co-authors - Ben Heijdra, Michael Keen and Rick van der Ploeg - have written a short obituary of Jenny, which can be found here.
Professor Michael P. Devereux
President, International Institute for Public Finance
26 November 2012
Open Call: Program for Visiting Fellows
The newly created Center for Economic and Political Research on Ageing (CEPRA), established in the Institute of Economics at Universitvà della Svizzera Italiana (Lugano), is opening the 2013 Visiting Fellows Program.
Further information can be found here.
Vacancy: 3-year research fellowship in public economics
at the Catholic University of Milan, Italy
The faculty of economics at the Università Cattolica in Milan, Italy, offers a position as research fellow in the field of public economics. Duration: 3 years, fixed term contract (renewable). More information can be found here.
Deadline for application is 17 December 2012.
INOMICS Economics Job Market Report 2012
INOMICS, the global online platform for economists, released the Economics Job Market Report 2012, which presents insights into the current state of the econ academic job market.
The report is downloadable here.
Call for Papers: Alp-Pop - The Alpine Population Conference
Alp-Pop brings together scholars interested in population issues across several disciplines, among them demography, economics, and sociology. The Conference will be held in La Thuile, Aosta Valley, Italy, in January 2013. Submission deadline: October 1, 2012.
Further information here.
Vito Tanzi writes about IIPF annual congresses
Professor Vito Tanzi, Honorary President of IIPF, recently published two books in which he reports on previous IIPF annual congresses. In Russian Bears and Somali Sharks: Transition and Other Passages (New York, Jorge Pinot Books Inc., 2010) he examines seven economies that have undergone some kind of transition. The book comprises proceedings of the IIPF congresses in Italy (Taormina) 1979, Portugal 1995, and Russia 1999. Peoples, Places and Policies: China, Japan and Southeast Asia (New York, Jorge Pinot Books Inc., 2008) describes two IIPF annual congresses, Korea 1992 and Kyoto 1997, as well as some events connected with them.
Vito Tanzi's books may contribute to the history of the IIPF and encourage IIPF members to relate similar experiences in future books.
His latest book Government Versus Markets: The Changing Economic Role of the State came out with Cambridge University Press in 2011.
Vito Tanzi's books can be purchased via Amazon.
Attack on Professor Dhammika Dharmapala
Dhammika Dharmapala, Professor at the University of Illinois Law School, member of IIPF and editor of ITAX, was injured in a racially motivated knife attack in December 2011.
Some details on the attack are available here.
The IIPF community is deeply concerned about this cowardly attack and wishes Professor Dharmapala a speedy recovery.
We would like to draw your attention to the "Teaching Tolerance" project at the Southern Poverty Law Center - a project that Dhammika Dharmapala supports.
Visiting Researcher Programmes at IEB
The Barcelona Institute of Economics (IEB) has opened three Visiting Researcher Programmes for 2012. Please click on the links below to learn more about the programmes/calls.
Musgrave Fellowship from OTPR
The Office of Tax Policy Research in Ann Arbor, Michigan, has instituted a fellowship for Ph.D. students in honor of Richard Musgrave.Further information here.
World Economics Association (WEA) Founded
The World Economics Association (WEA) was launched on May 16, 2011 and seeks to increase the relevance, breadth and depth of economics research.
Further information about WEA in general and WEA membership here.