UNU-WIDER at IIPF Conference 2023

The 79th Annual Congress of the International Institute of Public Finance, 14-16 August 2023, Logan, USA

UNU-WIDER at IIPF Conference 2023

UNU-WIDER tax data researchers take part in the 79th Annual Congress of the International Institute of Public Finance (IIPF), organised by Utah State University in Logan, USA, on 14-16 August 2023.

The International Institute of Public Finance (IIPF) is the world organization of public finance economists, comprising approximately 750 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 theme of the IIPF conference 2023 is behavioral public finance, which combines behavioral economics and public economics to better evaluate real-world policies. The 2023 Congress highlights behavioral public finance frameworks in many domains, such as taxation, regulation, and nudges.

Three UNU-WIDER Working Papers are presented at the conference: 

Tereza Palanska presents a forthcoming working paper Did Uganda’s Corporate Tax Incentives Benefit the Ugandan Economy or Only the Firms? on 14 August at 2pm. UNU-WIDER Research Assistant Kwabena Adu-Ababio presents a working paper Assessing the impact of an intervention to withhold value-added tax in Zambia on 15 August at 8am. These two presentations are part of UNU-WIDER's Building up efficient and fair tax systems – lessons based on administrative tax data project.

The third presentation, Income inequality in South Africa, is given by UNU-WIDER Research Fellow Amina Ebrahim on 15 August at 9:45am, and is related to UNU-WIDER's Southern Africa – Towards Inclusive Economic Development (SA-TIED) programme.