80th Annual Congress of the International Institute of Public Finance

The 80th Annual Congress of the International Institute of Public Finance
August 21 – 23, 2024

International Tax Sheltering and Inequality
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Congress information

The 80th Annual Congress of the International Institute of Public Finance will be held at the Prague University of Economics and Business (campus Žižkov), Czech Republic from August 21 – 23, 2024. The theme is International Tax Sheltering and Inequality.

Multinational businesses and sophisticated individuals employ various strategies to shield their income and wealth from taxation by shifting income and assets across international borders. Research on this topic has brought about growing concerns that such sheltering perpetuates or exacerbates inequality: offshore tax sheltering by individuals appears to primarily benefit the very wealthy, while a large part of the tax savings of multinational firms likely benefits their owners and executives. Both legal and illegal forms of sheltering create challenges for measuring inequality across individuals and across countries, because sheltering causes data from tax accounts and tax returns to differ from economic reality. Tax sheltering also hinders revenue mobilization in poorer countries, which exacerbates global inequalities. In part due to these concerns, the last two decades have seen growing policy attention to international tax sheltering. The 2024 congress aims to highlight current research on the magnitude and mechanisms of tax sheltering as well as its implications for inequality.

Submissions are now closed and presenting authors have been notified of the acceptance decision. Registrations are now open through www.conftool.pro/iipf2024 until August 1, 2024. Payment of the annual IIPF membership fee also ensures a reduced registration rate.

Registration fees (incl. VAT)
Registration Members €400.00
Registration Members (late) €450.00
Registration Non-Members €530.00
Registration Non-Members (late) €580.00
PhD student/student lower rate €150.00
PhD student/student lower rate (late) €200.00
Accompanying Persons €200.00
Accompanying Persons (late) €250.00

 

For more information about IIPF membership please visit www.iipf.org/mbshp. Selected papers from the 2024 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 15, 2024. 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 www.iipf.org/awards.

Cancellation policy: If participants have to cancel the registration, they get 90% back if they cancel until June 1, 2024 (10% cancellation fee); they get 50% back if they cancel between June 2 and July 20, 2024 (50% cancellation fee), and after July 20, 2024 there is no refund (100% cancellation fee). In all other cases, the financial responsibilities of the participants remain fully effective.

Program

Tuesday August 20, 2024
17:00 – 19:00 Early registrations (venue: VŠE, Italská)
Wednesday August 21, 2024
08:00 – 09:00 Registration opens (venue: VŠE, Italská)
09:00 – 09:30 Opening ceremony
09:30 – 10:30 Keynote I – Annette Alstadsæter
10:30 – 11:00 Coffee break
11:00 – 13:00 Parallel sessions A
13:00 – 14:00 Lunch
14:00 – 16:00 Parallel sessions B
16:00 – 16:30 Coffee break
16:30 – 17:30 Keynote II – Lisa De Simone: “Multinational Corporate Income Shifting”
17:30 – 18:30 General assembly
18:30 – 19:00 Break to move to Welcome reception
19:00 – 21:00 Welcome reception (venue: Czech National Bank)
Thursday August 22, 2024
08:00 – 09:00 Mentoring sessions
09:00 – 10:00 Keynote III – Massimo Morelli: “Populism and Its Consequences for Economic Policy”
10:00 – 10:30 Coffee break
10:30 – 12:30 Parallel sessions C
12:30 – 13:30 Lunch
13:30 – 15:30 Parallel sessions D
15:30 – late Excursions – social events
Friday August 23, 2024
09:00 – 10:30 Parallel sessions E
10:30 – 11:00 Coffee Break
11:00 – 13:00 Parallel sessions F
13:00 – 14:00 Lunch
14:00 – 16:00 Parallel sessions G
16:00 – 16:30 Coffee break
16:30 – 17:30 Keynote IV – Fatih Guvenen: “Book-Value Wealth Taxation, Capital Income Taxation, and Innovation”
17:30 – 18:00 Closing ceremony
18:00 – 19:00 Break to move to Conference dinner
19:00 – 22:00 Conference dinner, incl. awards (venue: Cubex Conference Center)

 

You can download the program in a table-view here.

Keynote speakers

Annette Alstadsæter

Norwegian University of Life Sciences, Norway

Lisa De Simone

University of Texas at Austin, US

Massimo Morelli

Bocconi University, Italy

Fatih Guvenen

University of Minnesota, US

About IIPF

The International Institute of Public Finance (IIPF) is the world organization of public finance economists, comprising approximately 600 members from over 50 countries. In an increasingly specialized academic field, the IIPF seeks to generate intellectual interchanges among public finance experts. The Institute’s annual congress is the main forum for its activities, which include organizing academic events, promoting the exchange of knowledge between academics and practitioners of all nationalities, and awarding prizes for outstanding academic achievements.

The congress also provides an opportunity for the IIPF governing bodies to convene (Board of Management, General Assembly of Members). The IIPF is currently administered by an Executive Committee consisting of President Wojciech Kopczuk (Columbia University, US) and two Vice Presidents,  Sara LaLumia (Williams College, US) and Nadine Riedel (University of Muenster, Germany). The legal and administrative seat of the non-profit organization IIPF is in Munich, Germany.

Further information is available at www.iipf.org.

Important dates

Paper Submission Start

December 21, 2023

Deadline for Paper Submission

February 15, 2024

Deadline for Payment of Membership or Submission Fee to the IIPF

February 15, 2024

Notification of Paper Acceptance

early April, 2024

Registration Start

early April, 2024

Deadline for Registration of Accepted Authors

June 1, 2024

Congress Start

August 21, 2024

Deadline for submission to ITAX conference volume

September 15, 2024

Local organizing committee

Lubomír Cingl

Department of Managerial Economics

Faculty of Business Administration

Prague University of Economics and Business

Miroslav Palanský

CORPTAX, Institute of Economic Studies, Charles University

Tax Justice Network

Chairs of scientific committee

Dominika Langenmayr
School of Management
Catholic University Eichstätt-Ingolstadt
Daniel Reck

Department of Economics
University of Maryland

Scientific committee members

Arun Advani – University of Warwick, UK / David Agrawal – University of Kentucky, US / Jacob Bastian – Rutgers University, US / Youssef Benzarti – University of California, Santa Barbara, US / Anne Brockmeyer – World Bank / David Cashin – Federal Reserve Board, US / Ashley C. Craig – Australian National University, Australia / Antoine Ferey – Sciences Po, France / Kai Gehring – University of Bern, Switzerland / Ulrich Glogowsky – University of Linz, Austria / Jacob Goldin – University of Chicago, US / İrem Güçeri – University of Oxford, UK / Andreas Haller – Norwegian School of Economics, Norway / Tatiana Homonoff – New York University, US / Fabian Kindermann – University of Regensburg, Germany / Benjamin Lockwood – University of Pennsylvania, US / Juliana Londoño-Vélez – University of California, Los Angeles, US / Linus Mattauch – Technical University of Berlin, Germany / Jennifer Mayo University of Missouri, US / Jakob Miethe – University of Munich, Germany / Abdoulaye Ndiaye – New York University, US / Carina Neisser – University of Cologne, Germany / Eric Ohrn – Grinnell University, US / Hirofumi Okoshi – Okayama University, Japan / Andreas Peichl – University of Munich; ifo Institute, Germany / Nadine Riedel – University of Münster, Germany / Dominik Sachs – University of St. Gallen, Switzerland / Mark Schopf – University of Hagen, Germany / Arthur Seibold – University of Mannheim, Germany / Jakob Egholt Søgaard – University of Copenhagen, Denmark / Bridget Stomberg – Indiana University, US / Kristina Strohmaier – University of Duisburg-Essen, Germany / Tejaswi Velayudhan – University of California, Irvine, US / Daniel Waldenström – Research Institute of Industrial Economics Stockholm, Sweden / Caroline Weber – University of Kentucky, US / Simon Wiederhold – Halle Institute for Economic Research, Germany

About the Prague University of Economics and Business

The Prague University of Economics and Business (VŠE) is the largest public university in the field of economics and business in the Czech Republic with over 13 000 students. The University, founded in 1953, has six faculties. Five of them – the Faculty of Finance and Accounting, the Faculty of International Relations, the Faculty of Business Administration, the Faculty of Informatics and Statistics and the Faculty of Economics – are located in the center of Prague. The Faculty of Management is located in Jindřichův Hradec.

Among the University’s long-term strategic priorities and among its biggest strengths is the development of international cooperation. VŠE is a member of notable international organizations and networks of universities, such as the international strategic alliance CEMS (Global Alliance in Management Education) and PIM (Partnership in International Management), and cooperates with more than 250 universities worldwide. VŠE has been awarded several prestigious international accreditations, including EQUIS and ACCA (Association of Chartered Certified Accountants).

Travel

Prague is very well-connected and can be easily reached by plane to Václav Havel Airport and by train to Praha Main Train Station. There are direct flights available to European cities as well as overseas (e.g., New York, Soul, Dubai). The Czech Republic is a member of the EU and a part of the Schengen area. We do not recommend driving as the traffic in Prague is rather dense.

The connection between Václav Havel Airport Prague and Prague city center takes about 25 minutes by taxi/Uber/Lyft (approx. 20 USD/20 EUR) and about 45 minutes by public transport bus lines connecting to subway (“metro”) lines, operating at regular short intervals. There is also a direct Airport Express line operating between Václav Havel Airport and the Main Train Station. Bus stops are located directly in front of terminals. The Main Train Station is about 10-minute walk from Prague downtown (Wenceslas square), and about 5-minute walk from the University of Economics and Business Prague (VŠE).

Note that Uber is the official taxi service of the Prague Airport and that the Prague public transportation has been steadily ranked as one of the best in the world. You can buy a public transport ticket using the yellow machines at each metro stop and at selected tram/bus stops (card payment possible), or you can download the easy-to-use app for Android or iOS. The pricing is detailed here.

Currency

In Czechia we use Czech Crowns (CZK, Česká koruna in Czech). The exchange rate is around 25 CZK per 1 EUR/USD. You are not likely to have to use cash, as the vast majority of businesses accept card payments. If you do need to exchange cash, be careful, Prague is famous for scams by cash exchange offices. One good exchange office close to the conference venue is this one.

Accommodation

Prague offers many options for accommodation and you can find them via the usual channels (with Booking.com and Airbnb.com being the most common way of booking accommodation in Prague). Several hotels in Prague have offered discounted prices for IIPF 2024 participants. For keeping the discounts safe for the congress participants, the discount codes and links are stored in a private document that is shared with participants after their registration. All of the hotels keep the lower price for nights August 20-24, 2024; some until Sunday August 25. (Note: Prices are subject to change according to availability of the hotels.

Hotel

Description App. price per night for one person with/without discount
Aparthotel Susa The hotel is located in a pleasant location in Vinohrady, Prague, surrounded by parks, cafes, restaurants and beautiful architecture. It is only 5 minutes from the Náměstí Míru metro station, the Jan Masaryk tram stop is around the corner from the aparthotel.

Distance to venue: 20 mins walk, 7 mins public transport

 

77 EUR / 65 EUR
Hotel Cosmopolitan Prague The COSMOPOLITAN is an 1889 townhouse beautifully restored with a modern take on the “belle époque” style in the historical city center. The newly redesigned luxury boutique hotel preserves the finest aspects of an iconic historic building, but reinvents the spaces within to create a dynamic fusion of old and new, past and present.

Distance to venue: 20 min walk, 12 min public transport

 

170 EUR / 144 EUR
Clarion Hotel Prague City Clarion Hotel Prague City is located in a historic building not far from historical centre of Prague. From the hotel, it is just a few steps to the tram stop and metro station line C ⁠-⁠ I. P. Pavlova. The hotel has a capacity of 64 modern rooms with air conditioning, tea/coffee making facilities, flat screen TV, minibar and bathroom including bathtub. Free Wi-Fi internet connection is available throughout the hotel.

Distance to venue: 20 min walk, 9 min public transport

 

134 EUR / 100 EUR
EA Victoria EA Hotel Victoria is located in the Žižkov district of Prague; the historic center of the metropolis can be reached in 10 minutes from the hotel. In the vicinity you will find a number of monuments, restaurants, clubs and other attractions. The hotel is located in the building of a former apartment building from the end of the 19th century.

Distance to venue: 10 min walk

 

123 EUR / 75 EUR

 

We have also identified several hotels which do not offer discounts for IIPF 2024 participants but which do have availability (as of April 2024) and the local organizing team find them suitable:

 

Hotel

App. price per night for one person

Prague Dream Hostel 30 EUR (shared hostel room)
White Wolf House Hostel & Apartments 30 EUR (shared hostel room)
MeetMe23 50 EUR (shared hostel room)
Central Studios 55 EUR
Hotel Klára 66 EUR
Hotel Ariston Prague 75 EUR
Hotel Prokop Square 80 EUR
La Fenice 80 EUR
S42 Hotel 82 EUR
Avenue Legerova 19 95 EUR
Residence 44 100 EUR
Pure White 100 EUR
Hotel Meteor Plaza 118 EUR
Prague City Residence 122 EUR
The Gold Bank 147 EUR

About Prague

Prague is the capital of the Czech Republic, as well as its largest city and it is regarded as one of the most beautiful cities in the world.

The baroque heart of Europe is one of the most popular tourist destinations in Europe thanks to its stunning architecture and historic center which is included in the list of UNESCO World Heritage Sites since 1992.

Founded in the late 9th century, Prague has played an important role in the economic, political and social development of Central Europe and has become one of its significant cultural and intellectual centers with all the magnificent buildings, artistic richness and renowned universities. This well-preserved labyrinth of cathedrals, bridges and picturesque cobblestone streets attracts millions of visitors annually.

From a walk down Wenceslas Square with the re-opened National Museum then across the Charles Bridge that connects Staré Město (Old Town) and Malá Strana (Lesser Quarter), where you can enjoy a stunning view from the Petřín Lookout Tower or stroll through the Wallenstein Garden, to exploring Prague Castle with St. Vitus Cathedral and its peaceful gardens, or paying a visit to Old Town Square with the famous astronomical clock  – all of these can be experienced during a stay in Prague.

However, in contrast with the historical monuments and atmosphere, Prague can also offer its modern side such as the unique abstract building called Tančící Dům (the Dancing House), the Žižkov TV Tower or numerous parks with an incredible view like Letná Park or Riegrovy Sady (3-minute walk from the university).

For more details, refer to Tripadvisor.

Contacts

In case of administrative questions (registration, local arrangements) please contact us at iipf2024@vse.cz or directly the Local Organizing team Dr. Lubomír Cingl at lubomir.cingl@vse.cz

In case of questions on the paper submission, submission / membership fees, IIPF in general, please contact: Ms. Barbara Hebele, IIPF Administration Manager, at hebele@iipf.org.

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