The 26th Annual Tax Research Network Conference

Annual Conference 5 & 6 September 2017, Bournemouth University

The Conference Organisers at Bournemouth University and TRN Chair [Professor Jane Frecknall-Hughes] are pleased to announce that the TRN’s 26th Annual Conference will be held on 5 and 6 September 2017 at Bournemouth University.  As in previous years, the main conference will be preceded by a Doctoral Colloquium for PhD students and post-doctoral early career researchers on 4 September, also in Bournemouth.  The TRN draws together tax scholars, practitioners and policy makers from around the world to discuss all aspects of tax research.  The Conference details are now available on the Bournemouth University website:

Venue for the Conference

The conference will take place in Bournemouth University’s Executive Business Centre (or ‘the EBC’), which is located within a short distance of Bournemouth town centre, the railway and bus stations and the beach. En-suite accommodation for Conference presenters and participants will be available at Dorchester House which is just across the street from the railway and bus stations a short distance from the Conference facilities in the EBC.

Further details about booking and accommodation are available on the Bournemouth University website.

Call for papers

You are cordially invited to submit a paper for this conference.  There is no specific theme although there is a particular interest in papers with a strong theoretical grounding, innovative aspects and /or interesting empirical results. The Conference continues to be a multidisciplinary event and will be of particular interest to accountants, lawyers, economists, sociologists, anthropologists and historians and a wide variety of other scholars from the social sciences and humanities.

Proposals for papers must be sent to the conference organisers at by 30 April 2017. The proposal should take the form of an extended abstract of between 1,500 and 2,000 words. You will be notified whether or not your paper is accepted by 31 May 2017.  Full versions of accepted papers must be submitted by 9 August.  Please do not hesitate to contact Dr Alan Kirkpatrick directly if you have any queries (

Doctoral Colloquium on 4 September 2017

As in previous years, the Conference will be preceded by a Doctoral Colloquium to provide an opportunity for PhD students and early career researchers to present their work.  The requirements for submission of papers for the Doctoral Colloquium on 4 September are the same as for the Annual Conference, so please specify when submitting your abstract whether you would like to present at the Annual Conference or the Doctoral Colloquium.

Presenter Fee Waiver

There will be a full registration fee and accommodation charge waiver for one presenter of each paper for both the Conference and Doctoral Colloquium.

The Conference Organisers do hope that you will consider submitting an abstract as this will help to make the 2017 Conference a success.

The Conference Organisers at Bournemouth University

Dr Alan Kirkpatrick

Dr Phyllis Alexander

Address for submission of abstracts:

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