Call for Papers

What future for taxation in the EU?

June 4, 2014 in Paris

The EUROFRAME group of research institutes (CASE, CPB, DIW, ESRI, ETLA, IfW, NIESR, OFCE, PROMETEIA, WIFO) will hold its eleventh annual Conference on Economic Policy Issues in the European Union in Paris on 6 June 2014. The aim of the conference is to provide an economic forum for debate on economic policy issues relevant in the European context.

The Conference will focus on taxation issues in the EU, which are at the heart of policy debates seven years after the beginning of the financial and economic crisis. Contributions should address issues related to: national tax reforms (convergence, specificities, implementation of EU guidelines); what targets for financial sector taxation, financial transaction tax, environmental taxation? Do we need an EU tax policy (harmonisation, coordination, rules of the game for fair competition, transfer pricing and profit shifting, how to combat tax evasion and tax havens)? Do we need European taxes (corporate income taxation, carbon tax,...)? What about European taxation to fund the EU budget? What are the main tax policy challenges Europe faces today, in terms of economic growth and employment, fairness, ecological as well as fiscal sustainability? How can tax systems contribute to smart, sustainable and inclusive growth, and how can they foster socioecological transition in Europe?

Submission Procedure: Abstracts should be submitted by e-mail until 10 March to .Abstracts (2 pages) should mention: title of communication, name(s) of the author(s), affiliation, corresponding author's e-mail address, postal address, telephone number.
Corresponding authors will be informed of the decision of the scientific committee by mid-April.
Full papers should be received by e-mail by 19 May.

Scientific Committee: Karl Aiginger (WIFO), Luca Barbone (CASE), Kerstin Bernoth (DIW), Jos Ebregt (CPB), John FitzGerald (ESRI), Klaus-Jürgen Gern (IfW), Markku Kotilainen (ETLA), Paolo Onofri (PROMETEIA), Henri Sterdyniak (OFCE), Martin Weale (NIESR), Catherine Mathieu (OFCE,Scientific Secretary)

Contacts - Abstract and paper submissions: Catherine Mathieu: , tel.: +33 (0) 1 44 18 54 37

Deadline for abstracts: 10 March 2014

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Achieving Sustainable Financial Stability

1-2 October 2014, Berlin, Germany

Conference organised by the Deutsche Bundesbank, the German Institute for Economic Research (DIW Berlin) and the European School of Management and Technology (ESMT)

While still struggling with the financial and sovereign debt crisis, the financial markets, the real economy and governments seem to be experiencing slightly less tension. The discussion can now be shifted from imminent crisis management to longer-term financial stability considerations. Banks and other financial intermediaries have to make adjustments to their business models which allow them to be sustainably profitable without taking too much risk and irrespective of the economic environment. The regulatory requirements need to be in line with proper incentives, and macroprudential tools have to be implemented sensibly.

This conference is designed to provide a forum for debate on how to achieve sustainable financial stability. The discussion will focus on the long-term effects of changing economic conditions, additional regulatory requirements and new macroprudential policies on the financial system.

The dinner speech will be held by Andreas Dombret (Deutsche Bundesbank). The keynote speaker will be Jan Pieter Krahnen (Center for Financial Studies, Frankfurt). The conference will also feature a high-ranking policy panel.

We would like to invite you to participate in the conference and submit theoretical and empirical papers on topics including:

Sustainable business models of financial intermediaries

  • Competition and financial stability
  • Risk-adjusted profitability of banks and insurance companies
  • Banks' market entrance and exit
  • Low-interest-rate environment and profitability
  • Cross-country financial intermediation and capital flows

Long-term implications of the regulatory and macroprudential requirements
  • Too-big-to-fail problem
  • Implementation of macroprudential policies
  • Effects of higher capital and liquidity requirements in banking and insurance on the real economy
  • Indirect effects on less regulated or unregulated financial intermediaries (shadow banks)

The deadline for submission is 31 May 2014. Papers should be submitted by e-mail to together with your affiliations and e-mail address. Acceptance decisions will be made by 31 July 2014.

Expert panel
  • Christopher F. Baum (Boston College and DIW Berlin)
  • Marcel Fratzscher (DIW Berlin and Humboldt University)
  • Hans-Helmut Kotz (Center for Financial Studies and Harvard University)
  • Jan Pieter Krahnen (Center for Financial Studies and University of Frankfurt)
  • Thilo Liebig (Deutsche Bundesbank)
  • Christoph Memmel (Deutsche Bundesbank)
  • Jörg Rocholl (European School of Management and Technology)
  • Dorothea Schäfer (DIW Berlin and Jönköping International Business School)
  • Isabell Schnabel (University of Mainz)
  • Andreas Stephan (Jönköping International Business School and DIW)

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