Upcoming Conferences

CALL FOR PROPOSALS
 
April 12-13, 2019
"On the Border of International Cooperation"

 
The Carnegie-Rochester-NYU Conference on Public Policy is now soliciting papers for a conference on “On the Border of International Cooperation”. The conference will be held at New York University on April 12-13, 2019. The papers and comments are slated for publication in the January 2020 issue of the Journal of Monetary Economics.

The post-WWII era exhibited the growing global integration of goods, financial, and labor markets. This era appears to be over: Brexit, dramatic reversals of trade and immigration policy in the United States, possible secession of Catalonia, the possibility of countries exiting the Euro, etc. We invite proposals that explore both the economic implications of the uncoupling of international cooperation and the incentives to sustain international cooperation. In particular, we are looking for contributions of both theoretical and empirical research that explores:
  • The effects of trade wars, policy induced uncertainty, on global commerce and national welfare.
  • The effects of a reduced international financial coordination (i.e. monetary policy, regulation, exchange rate policy, etc.)
  • Changes in tax policy with an eye towards the taxation of international activities.
  • The political economy of entering and exiting international agreements.
  • Historical analysis of past episodes of economic disintegration.
Other contributions that speak to the general theme outlined above are also welcome.

The editors invite detailed abstracts of no more than two pages describing the proposed research paper. (If a preliminary version of the paper is available, authors may include it with their abstract.) Proposals should be submitted electronically as a pdf attached to an email addressed to carnegierochesternyu@gmail.com, no later than Monday, October 29, 2018. The attached pdf file should be named with the lead author.

The editors, in collaboration with the Carnegie-Rochester-NYU Advisory Board, will make the final selection of papers to be included in the Conference. Authors will receive an honorarium of $2,500 and be expected to present their paper at the Conference. The papers should represent original research not presented or published elsewhere. Since the papers are intended for publication, authors will not be able to publish or reprint the work elsewhere without the permission of the editors and publisher. Please note that the editors will contact authors only if their paper is accepted.


November 9-10, 2018
"Tax Reform: Implications for Growth, Inequality, and Welfare"
 
The Carnegie-Rochester-NYU Conference on Public Policy is now soliciting papers for a conference on "Tax Reform: Implications for Growth, Inequality, and Welfare." The conference will be held at Carnegie Mellon University on November 9-10, 2018. The papers and comments are slated for publication in the July 2019 issue of the Journal of Monetary Economics

The editors invite detailed abstracts of no more than two pages describing the proposed research paper. (If a preliminary version of the paper is available, authors may include it with their abstract.) Proposals should be submitted electronically to Sue North, Editorial Assistant for the Journal of Monetary Economics, no later than Monday, April 9, 2018 at north@simon.rochester.edu.

Recent US tax legislation has been passed in the context of sluggish growth in US median incomes and rising income inequality. This conference seeks proposals that evaluate the role of tax policy in promoting growth and shaping the income distribution. In addition, it seeks proposals that examine the potential for welfare-improving reform of corporate income, personal income, and estate taxation. Possible topics include, but are not limited to:
  1. the implications of corporate tax reform for entrepreneurial activity and investment, 
  2. tax policy design in the face of demographic and transformative technological change,
  3. the role of tax policy in shaping the locational choices of capital and labor,
  4. the scope for welfate improving capital, wealth, and estate taxation.