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9th IIPF and CESifo Richard Musgrave Lecture on April 27, 2017

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 Professor Rachel Griffith, Institute for Fiscal Studies (IFS) in London and University of Manchester, as the 2017 award winner. On April 27, 2017 she will deliver the ninth Richard Musgrave Lecture on the topic of "Do Sin Taxes Work?".

Further information is to follow.

IIPF Doctoral School 2017

The fourth School will take place from 23 to 25 May, 2017 in Munich, Germany at CESifo / Ifo Institute. Uwe Sunde (University of Munich) and Matteo Cervellati (University of Bologna) will give lectures on “Dynamics of Inequality”.

More information can be found here.

Call for Papers: 2017 IIPF Annual Congress

The 73rd Annual Congress of the International Institute of Public Finance will be held in Tokyo, Japan, from August 18 through 20, 2017.

The theme of the keynote speeches and panels will be “Fiscal Reform". Contributed papers on any topic within the field of Public Economics and related disciplines will be considered, as is traditional at IIPF congresses. Both practitioners and academics are invited to participate.

Submission is now possible. The deadline for submission is February 15, 2017.

The Call for Papers and further information is available here.

Award Competition

The Prof. Dr. Marijan Hanžeković Trust announces its competition for the award of the annual prize for 2017.
Papers, in Croatian or in English, must be submitted by June 1, 2017 at the latest.

The papers must be accompanied by an application form. All the entrants have to satisfy the terms of the competition.

Further information here.

Calls for Papers for Workshops at the University of Barcelona (IEB)

Workshop on Economics of Taxation: "Inequality in a globalized world: a challenge for taxation"
June 13-14, 2017
Further information is available on the IEB website

Workshop on Political Economy & Fiscal Federalism: "Economic shocks, government quality and political disintegration"
June 15-16, 2017
Further information is available on the IEB website

VIII Workshop on Economics of Education
September 07-08, 2017
Further information is available on the IEB website

Call for Papers: CEPRA/NBER Workshop on Ageing and Health

in Lugano, Switzerland, 2-3 June 2017.

The Center for Policy Research on Ageing (CEPRA) at Univesità della Svizzera Italiana (USI) and the National Bureau of Economic Research (NBER) are pleased to announce a US European workshop on "Ageing and Health".
The workshop aims to facilitate the networking of both young and senior scientists and to promote the exchange of research ideas in the economics of ageing, health and health care.

The deadline for submitting detailed abstracts or full papers (in PDF format) is January 15, 2017.

Further information can be found here.

Call for Papers: Annual Congress of the African Tax Research Network

The African Tax Administration Forum (ATAF) is pleased to invite submissions for the 3rd Annual Congress of the African Tax Research Network (ATRN), which presents an opportunity for academics, researchers, tax administrators, graduate students, tax practitioners and decision-makers in Africa and beyond to gather and discuss different aspects relating to national, regional and international tax matters pertaining to Africa.

The theme of the Congress is: “A Modern and Effective Taxation System to advance Domestic Resource Mobilization in Africa: The Role of Information Technology and Tax Information Exchange”.

Date: September 4 – 6, 2017
Venue: tba

The deadline for full paper submission is May 19, 2017. The link for paper submission and registration will be open from March 3, 2017.

Please open the Call for Papers or the ATRN’s website for further information.

8th IIPF and CESifo Richard Musgrave Lecture on April 7, 2016

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 2016 award winner was Professor Kai A. Konrad, Managing Director at the Max Planck Institute for Tax Law and Public Finance, Munich. On April 7, 2016 he delivered the eighth Richard Musgrave Lecture on the topic of "Brothers in Arms – Theory and Experimental Evidence on Alliances".

Further information, including a video, is available on the Richard Musgrave Visiting Professorship website.

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.

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.

Vito Tanzi writes about IIPF annual congresses

Professor Vito Tanzi, Honorary President of IIPF, 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. 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: 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.

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.

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.

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.

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