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National Tax Association events 2023: Spring Symposium and Call for Papers for Annual Conference

The National Tax Association will hold its 53rd Annual Spring Symposium at the National Press Club, Washington, D.C., on May 11-12, 2023. The topic is "The Building Storm: Tax, Fiscal & Social Policy". Further information on the program and registration can be found on the NTA website.

The NTA's 116th Annual Conference on Taxation will take place in Denver, CO, on November 1-4, 2023. Deadline for submission is May 31, 2023. The Call for Papers and further information can be found on the NTA website.

Call for Papers, IIPF Congress 2023

The International Institute of Public Finance will hold its 79th Annual Congress at Utah State University, Logan, Utah, USA, 14 - 16 August 2023.

Scientific Co-Chairs: Lucie Gadenne (Queen Mary University, London, UK) and Robert D. Metcalfe (University of Southern California, USA) Katarzyna Bilicka and T. Scott Findley (Utah State University in Logan, USA)

The theme of the keynote speeches-to be delivered by B. Douglas Bernheim (Stanford), Joana Naritomi and Johannes Spinnewijn (both LSE) - and of the rising star panel will be "Behavioral Public Finance".

Prospective contributors, both practitioners and academics, are invited to submit papers on any topic within the field of public economics. We will also accept organized sessions of papers. Selected papers from the 2023 IIPF Congress will be published in a special issue of International Tax and Public Finance.

Submission deadline: February 15, 2023

Call for Papers here and further information at Congress website.

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.

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.

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.

NIPFP Webinar with Vito Tanzi on “Economic Theory, Uncertainty and Globalization of Public Goods”

On November 16, 2021, the National Institute of Public Finance and Policy in India (NIPFP) organized a Webinar on “Economic Theory, Uncertainty and Globalization of Public Goods”.

The lecture was given by Prof. Dr. Vito Tanzi, Professor and Economic Chair at American University and Honorary President of the IIPF, and chaired by Prof. Lekha Chakraborty, Professor at NIPFP and a member of the IIPF Board of Management.

The webinar can be viewed here: https://t.co/GtnEWr056j?amp=1.

NBER Conference on “Economic Impacts of Interjurisdictional Tax Competition”

To promote research on the economic effects of interjurisdictional tax competition, particularly with regard to businesses, the NBER, with generous support from Arnold Ventures, will convene a virtual conference on Friday, January 28, 2022. The conference will be organized by David Agrawal (University of Kentucky), James Poterba (MIT and NBER), and Owen Zidar (Princeton University and NBER). The conference will bring together researchers in accounting, economics, finance, law, and political science who approach tax competition issues from different perspectives.

Research on any issue pertaining to interjurisdictional competition in business tax policy is welcome. The NBER welcomes submissions of both empirical and theoretical research on all aspects of interjurisdictional business taxation, including papers by scholars who are early in their careers, who are not NBER affiliates, and who are from under-represented groups.

Submission deadline is November 10, 2021.

Further information can be found on the NBER website.

13th IIPF and CESifo Richard Musgrave Lecture on 24 March 2021

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 Mihir A. Desai (Mizuho Financial Group Professor of Finance at Harvard Business School and a Professor of Law at Harvard Law School) as the 2021 award winner.

He delivered the thirteenth Richard Musgrave Lecture on the topic of “Myths and Mysteries of the Corporate Income Tax” on 24 March 2021 (online event).

Further information as well as the link to the lecture video can be found here.

Call for Papers: Special issue of the Journal of Economics and Statistics on “Redistribution in a Globalized World”

The Journal of Economics and Statistics will host a special issue on the topic of “Redistribution in a Globalized World”. Papers on any related topic are welcome, including regional inequality, redistributive tax or spending policies, optimal progressivity, interregional inequality, social insurance systems, fiscal competition, and the mobility of people, businesses, profits and factors. Academics and practitioners are invited to submit papers for the special issue by October 1, 2021.

The Journal of Economics and Statistics is a refereed journal, with a focus on applied empirical research. It is one of the oldest economic journals, publishing papers since 1863.

For further details, please click here to read the full call for papers.

The passing of Erkki Koskela (1946–2020)

I am very sad to inform you that our colleague and friend Erkki Koskela passed away on June 28, 2020.
Please read the obituary written by Seppo Honkapohja.

Clemens Fuest
President of IIPF and CESifo

The passing of Agnar Sandmo (1938–2019)

It is my sad duty to inform you that our friend and colleague Agnar Sandmo passed away on 30 August 2019, aged 81.

Agnar was a long-standing member of the International Institute of Public Finance (IIPF). Furthermore he was also a founding member of the Center for Economic Studies (CES) Council and the CESifo network, as well as a member of the Scientific Advisory Council of the ifo Institute and CESifo. We are deeply indebted to him for his contributions to us.

Please read the obituary written by Hans-Werner Sinn.

Clemens Fuest

New Master in Taxation launched at the WFI – Ingolstadt School of Management (Catholic University of Eichstaett-Ingolstadt)

A new Master in Taxation will be launched at the WFI – Ingolstadt School of Management (Catholic University of Eichstaett-Ingolstadt) in the winter term 2019/2020.

The master program combines public finance and business taxation. In addition to mandatory and elective courses on taxation, students can choose up to two minors: "Accounting & Auditing", "Business Law", "Digitization & Digital Businesses", or "Quantitative Methods". The master program Taxation qualifies for occupations in tax consultancy, tax-related occupations in ministries and international organizations, tax departments of corporations, or research in taxation. Students can spend up to two semesters at partner universities abroad. .

Further information is available on the website.

The Passing of Peggy Musgrave (1924–2017)

An obituary has been sent to IIPF (and CESifo Network) members.

Please click here.

New Master in Economic Policy launched at the University of Lugano (Università della Svizzera italiana)

A new Master in Economic Policy will be launched at the University of Lugano, Switzerland, (Università della Svizzera italiana, USI) in September 2015. USI hosted the IIPF Annual Congress 2014.

The purpose of this master is to teach students how to analyze economic problems at the national as well as international level and how to identify the most appropriate policy instruments. It thus has quite an applied/policy character, which might differentiate it from many of the existing Master programs. The USI Master program provides particularly close interaction with faculty, given the small size of this university.

Further information is available in the flyer and on the 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: fisfed@fsw.uzh.ch

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.

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.

You can find older announcements in our news archive.

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