Call for Conference Papers Tax Reforms. Experiences and Perspectives


Call for Conference Papers
Tax Reforms: Experiences and Perspectives
20 June 2014, Zagreb, Croatia
Subject
2014 will mark the 20th anniversary of the start of the Croatian tax reform. Therefore, Institute of Public Finance, Zagreb; Faculty of Economics, University of Zagreb and Faculty of Economics, University of Rijeka are planning to organise a conference. The aim is to compare experiences and draw lessons from tax reforms in different countries, particularly former transition economies that are now members of the EU, and euro area crisis countries such as Greece, Ireland, Italy, Portugal and Spain.
·         We are seeking papers that would address a number of issues:
·         What were the goals and accomplishments of tax reforms regarding efficiency, neutrality, fairness and redistribution?
·         How effective have the reforms been in terms of revenue collection, the role of tax administration, administrative and compliance costs, environmental impact, and in fostering entrepreneurial activity?
·         What have we learned from these experiences?
·         How should the tax systems of these countries evolve, keeping in mind constraints of membership in the European Union, the planned adoption of the euro by countries such as Croatia, increasing globalisation of economic activity, demographic changes, the need to enhance productivity and promote innovation and investment?
·         How are the tax systems of these countries likely to evolve, given the reforms that are underway?
Submission
Submissions of abstracts (300 to 500 words) or full papers consistent with topics of the conference can be made at any time until the deadline 20th December 2013, to taxreforms2014@ijf.hr. Submissions must be made in English and should include keywords as well as authors' full name(s) and affiliation(s) and contact details of the author in charge of correspondence, such as address, email address and phone number.
Acceptance for presentation will be communicated no later than 20th January 2014.
Completed papers are due by 20th May 2014.
Keynote Speakers
Algirdas Šemeta, Member of the European Commission responsible for Taxation and Customs Union, Audit and Anti-Fraud
Sijbren Cnossen, Maastricht University and Erasmus University, Rotterdam
Michael Keen, IMF, Washington
Slavko Linić, Minister of Finance of the Republic of Croatia
Venue
Zagreb, Croatia
Organizing Committee
Katarina Ott, Institute of Public Finance, Zagreb
Helena Blažić, Faculty of Economics, University of Rijeka
Hrvoje Šimović, Faculty of Economics, University of Zagreb
Program Committee
Holly Sutherland, EUROMOD and Institute for Social and Economic Research University of Essex, Colchester
Dubravko Mihaljek, Bank for International Settlements, Basel
Tine Stanovnik, Faculty of Economics, Ljubljana
Sijbren Cnossen, Maastricht University and Erasmus University, Rotterdam
Peter Lambert, University of Oregon, Eugene
Michael Keen, IMF, Washington
Ivica Urban, Institute of Public Finance, Zagreb
Publication
·         In the months following the Conference, the following options are offered:
·         A special conference issue of Financial Theory and Practice (FTP), a double blind peer-reviewed academic journal, publishing articles in the field of public sector economics (Abstract Indexing: DOAJ, EconLit, HRČAK, IBSS, RePEc).
·         Conference proceedings in the form of an edited book in electronic format.
·         Depending on the number and quality of papers submitted, the organizers might also consider contacting some established academic publishers with a view to publishing an edited conference volume.
Contact
 
For more information please visit the conference website at: www.ijf.hr/taxreforms2014

20 June 2014, Zagreb, Croatia

2014 will mark the 20th anniversary of the start of the Croatian tax reform. Therefore, Institute of Public Finance, Zagreb; Faculty of Economics, University of Zagreb and Faculty of Economics, University of Rijeka are planning to organise a conference. The aim is to compare experiences and draw lessons from tax reforms in different countries, particularly former transition economies that are now members of the EU, and euro area crisis countries such as Greece, Ireland, Italy, Portugal and Spain.·         We are seeking papers that would address a number of issues:
·         What were the goals and accomplishments of tax reforms regarding efficiency, neutrality, fairness and redistribution?
·         How effective have the reforms been in terms of revenue collection, the role of tax administration, administrative and compliance costs, environmental impact, and in fostering entrepreneurial activity?
·         What have we learned from these experiences?
·         How should the tax systems of these countries evolve, keeping in mind constraints of membership in the European Union, the planned adoption of the euro by countries such as Croatia, increasing globalisation of economic activity, demographic changes, the need to enhance productivity and promote innovation and investment?
·         How are the tax systems of these countries likely to evolve, given the reforms that are underway?

Submission

Submissions of abstracts (300 to 500 words) or full papers consistent with topics of the conference can be made at any time until the deadline 20th December 2013, to taxreforms2014@ijf.hr. Submissions must be made in English and should include keywords as well as authors' full name(s) and affiliation(s) and contact details of the author in charge of correspondence, such as address, email address and phone number. Acceptance for presentation will be communicated no later than 20th January 2014.Completed papers are due by 20th May 2014.

·         A special conference issue of Financial Theory and Practice (FTP), a double blind peer-reviewed academic journal, publishing articles in the field of public sector economics (Abstract Indexing: DOAJ, EconLit, HRČAK, IBSS, RePEc).
·         Conference proceedings in the form of an edited book in electronic format.
·         Depending on the number and quality of papers submitted, the organizers might also consider contacting some established academic publishers with a view to publishing an edited conference volume.

Contact 
For more information please visit the conference website at: www.ijf.hr/taxreforms2014

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