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Public Economics UK (PEUK) conference 2016

Time: 
10:00, 8 Sep 2016 to 15:30, 9 Sep 2016
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Location: 
Pembroke College
Address: 
Pembroke Square, Oxford, OX1 1DW
Facilitator: 
Miguel Almunia, Giorgia Maffini and Kimberley Scharf
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The 2016 Public Economics conference hosted jointly by Public Economics UK and the Oxford University Centre for Business Taxation is taking place on Thursday 8 and Friday 9 of September 2016 at Pembroke College, Oxford.

Programme

Thursday 8 September

10:00-10:25 Registration & coffee
10:25-10:30 Welcome
Michael Devereux, Oxford University Centre for Business Taxation and Kimberley Scharf, University of Warwick
Session 1 Chair: Helen Miller, Institute of Fiscal Studies
10:30-11:10

Michael Stimmelymayr, ETH Zurich
Is it luring innovations or just profit? The case of European Patent Boxes

11:10-11:50 Sebastien Siegloch, University of Mannheim
Do higher corporate taxes reduce wages? Micro evidence from Germany
11:50-12:30 Maria T. Álvarez-Martínez, European Commission
Corporate Income Tax Reform in the EU
12:30-14:00 Lunch
Session 2 Chair: Giorgia Maffini, OECD
14:00-14:40 Kai Gehring, University of Zurich
Regional resources and Democratic Secessionism
14:40-15:20 Ajay Shenoy, UC Santa Cruz
How do elites capture a democracy? Evidence from the struggle to control congressional redistricting
15:20-16:00 Richard Disney, University of Sussex & Institute of Fiscal Studies
The determinants of local police spending
16:00-16:30 Break
  Chair: Kimberley Scharf
16:30-18:00 Panel discussion
Alan Auerbach, UC Berkeley, Michael Devereux, Oxford University Centre for Business Taxation, Michelle Hanlon, MIT Sloan School of Management (by video), Chris Heady, University of Kent, Jon Sherman, HMRC
19:00-21:00 Exeter College: drinks reception (19:00) followed by dinner (19:30)

 

Friday 9 September

Session 3 Chair: Kimberley Scharf, University of Warwick
08:30-09:10 Arthur Seibold, London School of Economics
Statutory ages and retirement:evidence from Germany
09:10-09:50 Jonathan Shaw, Institute of Fiscal Studies, TARC & University College London
Mobility and the lifetime distributional impact of tax
09:50-10:30 Byron Lutz, Federal Reserve Board
Can fiscal rules constrain the size of government? An analysis of the 'Crown Jewel' of tax and expenditure limitations
10:30-11:00 Break
Session 4 Chair: Michael Devereux, Oxford University Centre for Business Taxation
11:00-11:40 Peter Backus, University of Manchester
Consistent estimation of the tax-price elasticity of charitable giving with survey data
11:40-12:20

Kate Smith, Institute of Fiscal Studies & University College London
Consumer heterogeneity and corrective taxes in the alcohol market
Conference delegates wishing to receive a copy of the paper should contact Kate Smith - 
kate_s@ifs.org.uk 

12:20-13:20 Lunch
Session 5 Chair: Miguel Alumnia, University of Warwick
13:20-14:00 Michael Smart, University of Toronto
An estimable model of income redistribution in a federation: Musgrave meets Oates
14:00-14:40 Naomi Feldman, Federal Reserve Board
Hidden baggage: behavioral responses to changes in airline ticket tax disclosure
14:40-15:20

Andrew Hood, Institute of Fiscal Studies
The curious incidence of rent subsidies: evidence from administrative data
Conference delegates wishing to receive a copy of the paper should contact Andrew Hood - andrew_h@ifs.org.uk

15:20-15:30 Conference wrap-up

Queries?

If you have any questions please contact Clare Ruthven-Stuart by emailing cbtevents@sbs.ox.ac.uk
 

Previous PEUK conferences and workshops

The PEUK conference series has been running since 1995. The most recent conferences and workshops include: 

2015

  • ESRC/PEUK/TARC conference with policy session on tax administration, Exeter View programme
  • ESRC/PEUK/IFS/Nuffield conference on wealth, Bank of England View programme

2014

  • ESRC/PEUK/CMPO conference with policy session on budgetary fiscal discipline, Bristol View programme
  • ESRC/PEUK/PEP workshop with policy session on tax complexity, enforcement and compliance, LSE View programme

2013

  • ESRC/PEUK/CAGE conference with policy session on administrative data in the social sciences, Warwick View programme

2012

  • PEUK/HMRC/HMT conference with policy session on macro public finance, Warwick View programme

2011

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