Call for papers
Income redistribution and the role of tax-benefit systems in Latin America

The deadline for paper/extended abstract submissions is 6 April 2018 23:59 UTC+3.

United Nations University World Institute for Development Economics Research (UNU-WIDER), together with the EUROMOD team at the Institute for Social and Economic Research (ISER) at the University of Essex, and the Instituto de Altos Estudios Nacionales (IAEN), are delighted to invite researchers to submit papers for an international conference on income redistribution and the role of tax-benefit systems in Latin America, being held on 5-6 July 2018 at IAEN in Quito, Ecuador.

The keynote will be delivered by professor Olivier Bargain (University of Bordeaux and Institut Universitaire de France). The conference will also feature a policy round table discussion on ’El rol de los impuestos y las transferencias monetarias en la reducción de la pobreza y desigualdad en Ecuador’, and parallel sessions with contributed papers.

We welcome individual empirical papers studying the role of tax-benefit systems in Latin American countries. Interested applicants wishing to present their original research should complete the online application form. We particularly encourage submissions from early-career, female, and developing country researchers.

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Conference package and travel

Most meals during the conference will be provided. There is no registration fee.

Conference participants are expected to finance their travel and accommodation at their own expense or seek support from their home universities/affiliations.

Participants may apply for funding for travel costs, which will be subject to consideration. Travel support includes accommodation and flights for one author per selected paper using the most economical travel route subject to UNU travel policy; preference will be given to authors from developing countries.