Call for papers
Workshop on Illicit Financial Flows, Copenhagen, 25-26 October 2022

Under its Domestic Revenue Mobilization programme, United Nations University World Institute for Development Economics Research (UNU-WIDER) together with the Development Economics Research Group at the University of Copenhagen (UCPH-DERG) will organize an in-person workshop on Illicit Financial Flows (IFFs) at the University of Copenhagen on 25-26 October 2022.

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Under its Domestic Revenue Mobilization programme, UNU-WIDER together with UCPH-DERG, with support from the Norwegian Agency for Development Cooperation (Norad), implements the Detecting and Countering Illicit Financial Flows project.

The project seeks to address the challenge of IFFs by investigating the magnitude of these flows, the channels through which they flow, and the policy responses that may decrease the flows. The aim is to expand the research frontier and provide knowledge for the governments of developing countries in support of policies that will increase revenue collection. Interested participants are encouraged to study the project website and the following WIDER working paper on Illicit financial flows and the Global South.

All relevant topics with the IFF-area will be considered for presentation at the workshop, including but not limited to those listed on the project website. The same goes for issues such as the role tax evasion plays in IFFs, the effectiveness of enforcement of the Common Reporting Standards (CRS), and the role of crypto-currency in IFFs.

Interested applicants wishing to present original research at the workshop on the topics relevant to the Illicit Financial Flows project, should complete the online application form. We particularly encourage submissions from researchers in the Global South, as well as early-career and female researchers.

Read the full announcement for more information on the submission procedure.

31 August 2022  deadline for questions 23:59 UTC+3
10 September 2022 submission of papers
25 September 2022  target date for acceptance/rejection notification
25-26 October 2022 workshop in Copenhagen
Other considerations

Selected authors are expected to present their paper and participate in the workshop organized on 25-26 October 2022 in person in Copenhagen.

Researchers/institutions will retain copyright of the workshop papers, unless otherwise explicitly agreed upon with authors for those papers that will become part of a UNU-WIDER publication.

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