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Call for Applications: Distinguished Research Fellowships at TU Dresden 2023

The Faculty of Business and Economics of TU Dresden grants up to three Distinguished Research Fellowships for internationally renowned scholars per year. Key objectives of the Fellowship program are to foster innovative ideas and initiate exciting, vibrant research collaborations; to support the development of PhD students and early-career scholars (e.g., postdocs) of the Faculty; as well as to further expand the Faculty’s international research network and activities.

Fellowship applications are open to all international scholars at the professor level, including outstanding assistant and associate professors, who:

(a) are active researchers in business information systems, business administration, or economics;

(b) work at a university or research institution outside Germany; and

(c) have no recent collaboration history with current members of TU Dresden’s Faculty of Business and Economics (e.g., no joint research projects and/or publications within the last five years).

The next cohort of Distinguished Research Fellows will be awarded in spring 2023. Each Fellow will be provided with funds of up to 10,000 euros for the realization of a proposed research project (including travel, lodging, and other possible expenses associated with her/his stay at TU Dresden).

The application form, as well as additional information on the application process and the fellowships (selection process and criteria, fellow rights and obligations, etc.) are available here.

Application deadline: December 15, 2022.

Questions? Contact Dr. Uta Schwarz at the Dean’s Office.

✝ IIPF Honorary President Robert Haveman

We are sad to announce that Robert Haveman, former IIPF President (1997-2000), passed away on June 18, 2022. He was a longstanding member of the IIPF and CESifo networks and an active participant in the networks‘ activities.

Clemens Fuest, CESifo President and Honorary IIPF President, wrote a heartfelt elegiac to Bob, which you can read on the CESifo network's website.

✝ IIPF Honorary Presidents Francesco Forte and Karl W. Roskamp

We are sad to announce that two Honorary Presidents of the IIPF have recently passed away.
Francesco Forte was an Emeritus Professor in the Department of Economics and Law at the University of Rome – Sapienza. He was a long time member, past Vice President of the IIPF, and as recently as 2013 he helped us in arranging for relocating the Congress to Taormina after previous arrangements fell through.

Professor Silvia Fedeli (Sapienzia Università di Roma) published an article about “Francesco Forte: an economist across boundaries” in Public Choice 190, 273-280 (2022) and shared this link to the article.

Two further articles (in Italian) about professor Forte: ilsussidario.net and msn.com

Karl W. Roskamp was a Professor Emeritus of Economics at the Wayne State University. He was the President of the IIPF between 1984-87 and the author of the 1987 monograph about the history of the IIPF, “International Institute of Public Finance Semicentennial, 1937-87”.

14th IIPF and CESifo Richard Musgrave Lecture held on 24 March 2022

In 2008, the CESifo Group and the International Institute of Public Finance (IIPF) established the Richard Musgrave Visiting Professorship, to honour the memory of one of Public Finance’s greatest scholars. The award winner is chosen through a formal selection process by the President and Vice Presidents of IIPF together with the President of the CESifo Group.

The committee selected Stefanie Stantcheva (Harvard University) as the 2022 award winner.

The highlight of the Musgrave Professorship is the Richard Musgrave Lecture, which was held online on 24 March 2022 and in which Professor Stantcheva examined the topic of “Social Economics Surveys and Experiments”. CESifo President Clemens Fuest opened the event and IIPF Vice President Nadine Riedel gave the laudation.

The recording of the Richard Musgrave Lecture is available on the CESifo website and on YouTube.

2022 Annual Congress of the IIPF

The 78th Annual Congress of the International Institute of Public Finance was held at the University of Linz, Austria, from August 10 through 12, 2022.

Friedrich Schneider and the Department of Economics at Johannes Kepler University Linz formed the Local Organizing Committee.

The Scientific Committee was chaired by Anne Brockmeyer (Institute for Fiscal Studies, UK and World Bank, USA) and Juan Carlos Suárez Serrato (Duke University, USA).

The theme of the keynote speeches will be “Public Finance in Emerging Economies”; keynote speakers: Hanming Fang (University of Pennsylvania, USA), Lucie Gadenne (University of Warwick, UK), Karthik Muralidharan (University of California, San Diego, USA) and Carol Propper (Imperial College London, UK).

Contributed papers on any topic within the field of Public Economics and related disciplines were considered, as is traditional at IIPF congresses.

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IMF book launch: Corporate Income Taxes under Pressure: Why Reform Is Needed and How It Could Be Designed

The International Monetary Fund published a book on the difficulties of the current international corporate income tax system.
Published in February 2021.
Editors: IIPF Vice President Victoria Perry together with Ruud de Moj and Alexander Klemm (all IMF).
Read more on the IMF website.

Relaunch of the Journal of Public Finance and Public Choice, Call for Papers

The following text has been submitted to IIPF for publication on its news website:
On behalf of the editorial team led by Emma Galli and Giampaolo Garzarelli we are delighted to announce the relaunch of the Journal of Public Finance and Public Choice (JPFPC). The journal was founded in 1983 by Professor Domenico da Empoli and relaunched in 2018 in partnership with Bristol University Press. With an outstanding, international editorial board, JPFPC will be revitalized in print and online while maintaining its commitment to publishing high quality, peer-reviewed research. JPFPC is unique in the international landscape of public economics journals, because it is committed to explicitly advancing knowledge in both public finance and public choice, reflecting an inclusive approach. To this end, we will be welcoming submissions from economics, as well as from cognate disciplines (geography, law, political science, sociology), that contribute to our understanding of the public economy and its broader constitutional, legal and political economy matrix.

IIPF website readers are kindly invited to sign up the journal's newsletter here and to find out more about the Journal's Aims and Scope and Editorial Board here.

Please read the Call for Papers if you are interested in submitting a paper.

Vito Tanzi writes about IIPF annual congresses

Professor Vito Tanzi, Honorary President of IIPF, published three books in which he reports on previous IIPF annual congresses.

Termites of the State: Why Complexity Leads to Inequality (Cambridge University Press, 2017) examines how the growth of the government's involvement in the economy has been accompanied by growing complexity which has facilitated, for some well connected or just lucky individuals, the getting of rents leading to growing inequality in the distribution of income. This book includes the most detailed "anatomy" of a public sector available in the literature.

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.
These books may contribute to the history of the IIPF and encourage IIPF members to relate similar experiences in future books.

Other titles recently published: The Economics of Government (Oxford University Press, 2020), Advanced Introduction to Public Finance (Edward Elgar, 2020), The Ecology of Tax Systems Factors that Shape the Demand and Supply of Taxes (Edward Elgar, 2018), Government Versus Markets: The Changing Economic Role of the State (Cambridge University Press, 2011), Dollar, Euros and Debt. How we got into the Fiscal Crisis and how we get out of it (Palgrave Macmillan, 2013) and Dal Miracolo Economico al Declino?

Vito Tanzi's books can be purchased via Amazon.

Fresh submissions are being welcomed by the peer-reviewed journal Advances in Taxation

Advances in Taxation publishes relevant, quality manuscripts from around the world on any aspect of federal, state, local, or international taxation including tax compliance, tax planning, tax policy issues, and current issues in tax.

The journal welcomes and encourages interdisciplinary research and a wide variety of research methods, including archival, experimental, survey, qualitative, case-based, legal and literature review approaches that are appropriate to the project.

Potential authors should note that manuscripts should be rigorous and of interest to a broad cross-section of scholars interested in taxation. The Editor will consider occasional publication of manuscripts related to tax education and good replications by doctoral students/faculty of earlier studies where there is an extension of the original paper e.g. through sample period, country of sample or other contribution.

Manuscripts are peer reviewed by two external academic experts and comments are sent back to authors within two to three months.

For further information please click here.

INOMICS Economics Job Market Report

INOMICS, the global online platform for economists, released the Economics Job Market Report, which presents insights into the current state of the econ academic job market.

The report is downloadable here.

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.

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