The Andrew Young School of Policy Studies will host the Next Generation of Public Finance Conference May 5 and 6, 2016. We are currently seeking paper proposals for the conference.
Current policy challenges including globalization, income inequality, demographic changes, and contingent liabilities call for renewed efforts to identify solutions. The field of public finance is being challenged to think about these challenges with new tools including field experiments, unprecedented amounts of data, and an expanded view of behavioral economics.
The Next Generation of Public Finance Conference seeks to focus on topics that we think will be front and center in the policy debate in the coming decades. We invite proposal for papers that examine these and other policy issues at the national and subnational levels in domestic and international contexts utilizing a variety of empirical techniques. Proposals will be reviewed and competitively selected.
Possible areas include, but are not limited to:
- Behavioral responses to taxation
- Public budgeting
- Public financial management
- Evaluation of public expenditures
- Contingent liabilities
Deadline for proposals: February 1, 2016
Proposals should include title, abstract, authors. Abstracts should not be longer than two pages.
Participants may be asked to serve as a discussant. Travel grants will be available to cover the cost of travel and hotel for one author per paper.