The 4th Annual TARC workshop will be held at the University of Exeter on April 21 and 22, 2016. The programme will consist of twenty contributed papers and keynote addresses by James Alm (Tulane) and Nina Olson (US National Taxpayer Advocate).
James Alm is Chair of the Department of Economics at Tulane University. His teaching and research are in the area of public economics. Alm’s most recent research areas include tax compliance and tax evasion, the marriage tax, tax and expenditure limitations, tax amnesties, taxpayer responses to tax reforms, enterprise zones, the determinants of state economic growth, and corruption. He has worked extensively on fiscal and decentralisation reforms in numerous countries. Alm’s international projects have been funded by the World Bank, the U.S. Agency for International Development, the United Nations Development Program, and the International Monetary Fund.
Nina Olson, the National Taxpayer Advocate (NTA), is the voice of the taxpayer within the IRS and before Congress. She leads the Taxpayer Advocate Service (TAS), an independent organisation inside the IRS that helps taxpayers resolve problems and works for systemic change to mitigate problems experienced by groups of taxpayers. Throughout her career, Ms. Olson has advocated for the rights of taxpayers and for greater fairness and less complexity in the tax system.
Submissions in all areas of tax administration are invited from any perspective including accounting, economics and law. Empirical, experimental, and theoretical papers are equally welcome. The organisers will cover the travel costs of all presenters and will provide accommodation. Those wishing to submit a paper should email an abstract of no more than 500 words, along with their contact details and institutional affiliation, by the end of Monday 8 th February 2016 to firstname.lastname@example.org The program will be announced by February 15th . Full papers will be required by Monday 21 st March 2016.
Please register your attendance at http://store.exeter.ac.uk/