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Workshop on Economics of Taxation: Design and Evaluation of Tax Policy

Inici: juny 08, 2015 Fi: juny 09, 2015

Room A - Faculty of Economics and Business. University of Barcelona. Av. Diagonal, 696, Barcelona


The current crisis of public finances highlights the importance of a careful design of taxes, and of an appropriate evaluation of tax reforms. The focus cannot be restricted to statutory tax parameters, but should extend to the design and incentives of the tax administration. Understanding behavioral responses of taxpayers and accounting for the effects of globalization are aspects that also deserve consideration. The aim of this workshop is to bring together scholars currently working on these topics either from an analytical or from an empirical perspective. The workshop will run for 1 & ½ day and will include 12 papers.

Institucions organitzadores

Institu d'Economia de Barcelona logotipo Universitat de Barcelona logotipo

Keynote speakers

Michael Keen (IMF)
Wojciech Kopczuk (Columbia University)
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Alejandro Esteller-Moré (Universitat de Barcelona & IEB)

Amedeo Piolatto (Universitat de Barcelona & IEB)

Topics of interest

Evaluation of tax reforms

Optimal design of taxes

Tax administration

Tax compliance

Behavioral models of taxation

Tax competition


Deadline for submission of papers: April 7, 2015

Deadline for acceptance of papers: April 17, 2015

Registration: April 7 to May 30, 2015

Submission and registration

Manuscripts must be submitted by email ( in PDF format indicating in the subject the name of the workshop (‘Taxation’). Attendance is free for presenters and it will include accommodation, coffee breaks and lunches. There is a registration fee for non-presenters.