Call for Papers
Applied Research in Public Finance
A conference hosted by EY and Indiana University’s School of Public Finance & Environmental Affairs
April 28-29, 2017
School of Public & Environmental Affairs, Indiana University
1315 East 10th Street, Bloomington, Indiana
Indiana University’s School of Public and Environmental Affairs and EY invite proposals for a conference on research in public finance. Topics are open to any area of public finance and can explore policies of any country and level of government, but of particular interest are topics that have direct relevance to the questions being asked by policy makers. In this theme, the conference honors the recently retired Professor John L. Mikesell, who in his 43 years at SPEA became internationally known for addressing research questions that are accessible and relevant to practitioners and elected representatives alike. His storied career has been recognized by lifetime achievement awards from the National Tax Association and the Association for Budgeting and Financial Management, and is best known for his research on sales taxes and state & local public finance.
Authors will get approximately 30 minutes to present their work, which will be followed by discussant comments and audience feedback. Tracy Gordon (Urban Institute-Brookings Tax Policy Center) will provide the luncheon keynote speech, and paper proposals will be competitively selected. We encourage submissions from all disciplines, including economics, political science, sociology, public administration, and law.
Conference Website: https://spea.indiana.edu/faculty-research/conferences/public-finance/index.html
Proposals: The deadline for submitting proposals is December 1st, 2016. Proposals can include full drafts, but should at least include title and abstract. Questions should be directed to Justin Ross at email@example.com and proposals can be submitted online.
Registration: There is no fee to register for the conference, but we do ask for registrations to be completed by March 30th, 2017 to share details and obtain appropriate counts for receptions.
Location and Schedule: The conference will take place in the Paul O’Neil Graduate Center at the School of Public & Environmental Affairs, 1315 E 10th Street, Bloomington, IN 47405. A welcome reception will be held the evening of Thursday, April 28th. The conference will begin Friday morning on April 28, and break around noon on Saturday, April 29.
Hotel Accommodations: A block of rooms will be reserved at the Biddle Hotel Indiana Memorial Union. Of the many hotels in Bloomington, the Biddle Hotel is the closest to the conference location with only a 8 minute walk.