Call for Papers: Workshop on Tax and Inequality July 2013

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Call for papers for a Research Workshop on

TAX AND INEQUALITY

City University, London, 4th and 5th July 2013

The 2013 research workshop co-organised by the Association for Accountancy & Business Affairs, City University, and the Tax Justice Network,  will explore connections between tax justice and inequality.  This opens up possibilities for papers on a wide variety of themes, including taxation of wealth, case studies of innovative tax measures to reduce inequality, how tax expenditures favour particular groups, tax and access to housing, tax and inter-generational wealth distribution.
Other related themes are likely to emerge as the workshop programme develops.
Offers of papers are especially welcome and early submission of an abstract of no longer than 300 words is encouraged.  All submissions will be considered by the organising committee which comprises:
  • John Christensen (Tax Justice Network)
  • Jo Marie Griesgraber (New Rules for Global Finance, Washington)
  • Richard Murphy (Tax Research LLP)
  • Ronen Palan (City University, London)
  • Sol Picciotto (Lancaster University)
  • Prem Sikka (Essex University)

This workshop will bring together researchers, academics, journalists, policy staff of civil society organisations, consultants and professionals, elected politicians and/or their researchers, and government or international organisation officials.  The purpose of the workshop is to facilitate research through open-minded debate and discussion, and to generate ideas and proposals to inform and shape the political initiatives and campaigns already under way.

There will be a small charge for attendance at the Workshop. Participants are usually expected to finance their own travel although applications from students and others with limited means for bursary support will be considered.
More information about this workshop is available from:  John Christensen, Tax Justice Network, john@taxjustice.net