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Monday, January 30, 2006

Call for Papers: Gender, Tax Policies, and Tax Reform in Comparative Perspective

Levy_1The Levy Economics Institute at Bard College has issued a call for papers for a conference on Gender, Tax Policies, and Tax Reform in Comparative Perspective on May 17-18 (2006):

The symposium will focus on the gender dimensions of tax policy and tax reforms in countries at different levels of development. Topics of interest include:

    • Gender biases in direct taxation, including biases in individual and joint filing, and the structure of exemptions, deductions, and allowances
    • Gender biases in indirect taxation, including VAT and excise or sales taxes
    • Impacts of personal income taxation on labor supply, household production, and time use
    • Gender issues in tax reform and fiscal decentralization
    • Methodological issues in tax burden and tax incidence analysis from a gender perspective

Papers can explore a single type of tax or a combination of taxes within one country or provide comparative analyses across developed or developing countries. We are also interested in papers that track changes over time.

The Symposium is being convened as part of the new Gender Equality and Economy Program at The Levy Economics Institute. This new program will consider how economic processes and policies affect gender equality, and how existing gender inequalities influence economic outcomes. It will stimulate reexamination of key economic concepts, models, and indicators—with a particular view to reformulating policy, and offer a broader view of what an economy is and how it functions. The purpose of the program is to contribute knowledge that improves women’s status and helps them realize their rights, in the United States and other countries.

The symposium will take place at The Levy Economics Institute, Bard College, which is located in Annandale-on-Hudson, about 100 miles north of New York City in the Hudson River Valley. The Levy Institute will cover normal travel expenses to and from the conference and accommodations.

If you are interested in presenting a paper, please send an abstract (of up to 1,000 words) of your proposed paper to Caren Grown and Jessica Dixon by January 30, 2006. Notification of decisions will be made by February 15, 2006.

(Hat Tip:  Jon Forman (Oklahoma).)

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