Professor Adrian Sawyer and Vincent Ooi are pleased to invite submissions of papers for a symposium on the Impact of Taxation on the Digital Economy to be held at Singapore Management University School of Law, Singapore on 3 April 2020. The symposium is a collaboration between the UC Business School, University of Canterbury and the School of Law, Singapore Management University. Contributions from academic staff, legal scholars, practitioners, tax administration officials, advisors and postgraduate researchers are welcomed.

The aim is for the papers presented during the symposium to be collated and published as an edited collection. The book is targeted to be launched at the ATTA Conference in Christchurch in January 2021.

The key research questions are as follows:

  1. How might taxation impact the digital economy?
  2. How might the digital economy impact taxation?

Possible submission themes include:

  • Taxation and the digital economy;
  • Various aspects of digitalisation on taxation containing significant impacts; and
  • Tax policy


Those participating are encouraged to send an informative abstract by 29 February 2020. Acceptance will be communicated shortly after the close off date.

Final submissions will only be due after the symposium and should:

  • Be in English and contain full literary citation of sources;
  • Be in publishable form and submitted with a version in Microsoft Word format;
  • Be around 8,000 words in length including footnotes.

Please send submissions to: [email protected] and [email protected] by 29 February 2020. For more details, kindly refer to the flyer here:

Questions may be directed to the organisers of the symposium.


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