Options for an EU Tax as an EU Own Resource

Call for Papers: FairTax Conference

Conference topic: Options for an EU Tax as an EU Own Resource

Vienna, Austria, September 19, 2016

Keynote: Lucas Chancel (Paris School of Economics and IDDRI, Paris), "Sustainability-oriented Tax Policy Implications for Financing the EU Budget"

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The objective of the FairTax conference on “Options for an EU Tax as an EU Own Resource” is to promote the exchange of ideas among researchers working on reform options for the EU system of own resources in general and for own EU taxes to substitute national contributions by EU member states in particular. Hereby not only conventional tax policy criteria, also based on the main propositions of the fiscal federalism literature on the optimal assignment of taxes with a multi-level governance structure, should be considered. In addition, evaluation criteria that capture the four dimensions of sustainability relevant to revenue/tax systems (economic, social, environmental, and cultural/institutional sustainability) are of interest.

We are looking forward to receiving contributions analysing all the aspects connected with possible candidates for an EU tax as an EU own resource to finance the EU budget:
•    potential effects on sustainable development
•    gender impacts
•    institutional implications
•    regional distribution of the tax burden
•    budgetary implications

The workshop is organised by Mendel University, King’s College London, and WIFO and will be held in Vienna.

Selected papers will be included in a volume on “Options for an EU Tax as an EU Own Resource”.

Abstracts and Papers should be sent in PDF format to ann.mumford(at)kcl.ac.uk, danuse.nerudova(at)mendelu.cz or margit.schratzenstaller(at)wifo.ac.at.

Scientific Committee:

Tony Atkinson (Nuffield College, University of Oxford), Rita de la Feria (Leeds University),Friedrich Heinemann (ZEW), Anna Iara (European Commission), Inge Kaul (Global Policy Studies, Hertie School of Governance), Jacques Le Cacheux (OFCE), Jorge Nunez Ferrer (CEPS), Christiana HJI Panayi (Queen Mary University of London), Dorothea Schäfer (German Institute of Economic Research and Jönköping University),Sandor Richter (WIIW Vienna).



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Submission of abstracts:                            February 29th, 2016

Notification of acceptance:                         March 31st, 2016

Submission of papers:                                May 31st, 2016

Notification of acceptance of papers:       June 30th, 2016

Date of Workshop:                                      September 19th, 2016