The centre for tax analysis in developing countries

Overseas Development Institue Institue for Fiscal Studies

Start Date: 30th September 2021 - 9:00 AM

End Date: 1st October 2021 - 5:00 PM

Type: Conference

Location: Virtual

In collaboration with the World Bank, this conference will bring together leading researchers and policy makers to discuss recent research on new tax instruments, including carbon taxes and other environmental taxes, taxes on the digital economy, and novel sin taxes such as taxes on carbonated drinks.

In the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic, the need for countries to raise government revenue is immense, as is the need to tax in an equitable and efficient manner. Meanwhile, the nature of our economies is changing rapidly. Climate change continues almost unabatedly, the size of the digital economy is growing exponentially, and many countries face rising rates of obesity. Governments are exploring new tax instruments to address negative externalities and finance public goods provision in this fast-changing world.

The conference will feature a keynote address by Professor Carolyn Fischer, Canada 150 Research Chair in Climate Economics at the University of Ottawa and Professor of Environmental Economics at Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam, research presentations and academic discussions, and a special session in which policy makers will present policy proposals and receive feedback from academics.

Call for Papers

Submission Deadline: June 15, 2021

We invite researchers at academic and policy institutions to submit a paper (preferable) or an extended abstract of two or more pages to events@ifs.org.uk (subject “WB Tax Conference”) by June 15, 2021.

We are seeking both empirical and theoretical submissions and are particularly interested in featuring research with relevance for low- and middle-income countries.

If you would like to invite a policy maker connected to your research project, please provide their name, position, and a brief description of their background.

We aim to notify the authors of selected papers by July 2021.

Please click here for further details about the conference.

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