71st Annual Congress of the International Institute of Public Finance

August 20 - 23 2015 in Trinity College, Dublin, Ireland

71st Annual Congress of the International Institute of Public Finance

We gratefully acknowledge the kind support of PwC

Welcome to Dublin in 2015

It is our pleasure to invite you to the 71st Annual Congress of the International Institute of Public Finance (IIPF 2015), held in Trinity College, Dublin, Ireland on August 20 – 23, 2015.

The theme of the 2015 congress is Taxation in a Global Economy. Increased international mobility of economic activity via FDI, trade, and migration has resulted in a tax environment that requires decision makers to consider their choices in a global context. In particular, the mobility of tax bases poses serious questions for the implementation of tax policy and the sustainability of public goods. These issues and more, including tax competition between governments, tax planning by firms, and potential cooperative solutions will be topics of discussion.

Keynote speeches will be given by:

Rosanne Altshuler (Professor of Economics; Rutgers University), Ruud de Mooij (Deputy Division Chief in the Tax Policy Division of IMF’s Fiscal Affairs Department), Mihir Desai (Mizuho Financial Group Professor of Finance, Harvard Business School), and Michael Devereux (Director of the Oxford University Centre for Business Taxation, Professor of Business Taxation).

Furthermore, the congress features policy panels on the challenges facing open economies, including high-ranking policy makers and academics.

While the theme of the Congress is Taxation in a Global Economy, contributed papers on any topic within the field of public economics will be considered, as is traditional at IIPF congresses.

The Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) has been a long-time supporter of the IIPF and a promoter of research in developing countries. This year, they will continue their support by offering the potential for travel cost support to Dublin for researchers from Africa and other developing regions who have submitted a paper for the congress and plan to present this paper (upon acceptance) at the congress. Please see the application form for further details.

Like in previous years GIZ will offer an award for outstanding research by a presenter from Africa or other developing regions or for outstanding research on these regions. With this GIZ Public Policy Award the Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ) and the Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) seek to recognize and support research discussing issues of relevance for developing countries. Submitters can apply for this award by clicking the respective box under “Contribution Details” in the ConfTool platform.

In addition, this year the GIZ will sponsor a Master Class for early-stage researchers from Africa and other developing regions. This Master Class will give participants a chance to present their papers and receive feedback on content and methodology from IIPF scholars who represent the forefront of the field. Submissions in all fields of public finance will be considered. The deadline for submission to this Master Class is 15 April 2015. The class will take place the morning of Thursday August 20 and finish just before the start of the congress. Details on the GIZ Master Class and on the application process can be found here.