The 74th Annual Congress of the International Institute of Public Finance: The Impact of Public Policies on Labor Markets and Income Distribution

Date: 21-23 August 2018

Location: University of Tampere, Tampere, Finland

Deadline for paper submission: 15 February 2018

The theme of the 2018 congress is The Impact of Public Policies on Labor Markets and Income Distribution. During the last few decades, the world has changed remarkably. Capital, people and goods move between countries at an unprecedented pace. In addition, violent conflicts have also caused increased international migration flows. At the same time, technological development has changed many aspects of everyday life, including how we earn our living. Today, governments all over the world strive at coming up with policies to face these challenges. But in order to implement the right policies, we need to learn about their effects. How do different ways of designing tax, social security and welfare systems affect labor supply and tax revenues? How can policies deal with the classical trade-off between efficiency and equity? These issues and more will be topics of plenary discussion.

Keynote speeches will be given by:

  • Gordon B. Dahl (Professor, University of California, San Diego, US)
  • Henrik Kleven (Professor, Princeton University, US)
  • Uta Schönberg (Professor, University College London, UK)
  • Petra Todd (Alfred L. Cass Term Professor of Economics, University of Pennsylvania, US)

Call for Papers

Prospective contributors, both practitioners and academics, are invited to submit papers. While the congress theme is “The Impact of Public Policies on Labor Markets and Income Distribution,” as is traditional at IIPF congresses, papers on any topic within the field of public economics are welcome.

Papers should be submitted through Deadline for submissions is February 15, 2018.

The papers to be presented at the IIPF Congress will be selected by the Scientific Committee. Submitted papers should include an abstract and keywords. Only completed papers in PDF format will be considered. There are no submission fees for IIPF members. Non-members must pay a submission fee of €20.

Acceptance decisions will be communicated by early April 2018. Authors of accepted papers are required to become members of the IIPF and to confirm their presentation by registering before June 1, 2018. Payment of the annual IIPF membership fee also ensures a reduced registration rate. For more information about IIPF membership, visit

Selected papers from the 2018 IIPF Congress will be published in a special issue of International Tax and Public Finance. To be considered for publication in this issue, papers must be submitted to the journal by September 18, 2018.

Authors who wish to be considered for the IIPF Young Economists Award, the IIPF Peggy and Richard Musgrave Prize (both for authors under 40 years), or the International Tax and Public Finance PhD Student Prize should indicate this when submitting papers for presentation. More information on the awards is available at

For more information on the congress, visit

(Source: IIPF2018)

Comments are closed.