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Upcoming Conference: The Next Generation of Public Finance

The Andrew Young School of Policy Studies invites you to submit paper proposals for our spring conference “The Next Generation of Public Finance.” This conference will be held May 5-6, 2016, at Georgia State University. The focus of the conference is on topics that will be front center in the policy debate in the coming decades on the national and subnational levels. Practitioners as well as academics are encouraged to submit proposals. Please email all proposals by February 1, 2016 to Amber Slyter at aslyter1@gsu.edu. Please direct questions to Sally Wallace at swallace@gsu.edu. Proposals will be reviewed and competitively selected.


Next Generation of Public Finance Conference
May 56, 2016
Andrew Young School of Policy Studies, Georgia State University
14 Marietta Street NW,Atlanta, Georgia
We are seeking paper proposals for a conference on Next Generation of Public Finance.
Current policy challenges including globalization, income inequality, demographic changes, and contingent liabilities call for renewed efforts to identify solutions. The field of public finance is being    challenged    to    think    about thesechallenges    with    new    tools    including field experiments, unprecedented amounts of data, and an expanded view of behavioral economics.
The Next Generation of Public Finance Conference seeks to focus on topics that we think will be front and center in the policy debate in the coming decades.  We invite proposal for papers that examine these and other policy issues at the national and subnational levels in domestic and international contexts utilizing a variety of empirical techniques. Proposals will be reviewed and competitively selected.
Possible areas include, but are not limited to: Behavioral responses to taxation
Public budgeting
Public financial management Evaluation of public expenditures Contingent liabilities
Deadline for proposals:February 1, 2016
Proposals should include title, abstract, authors. Abstracts should not be longer than 2 pages.
Participants may be asked to serve as a discussant. Travel grants will be available to cover the
cost of travel and hotel forone author per paper.
Proposals should be submitted to Ms. Amber Slyter at  aslyter1@gsu.edu.  Questions should be directed to Professor Sally Wallace,  swallace@gsu.edu.
Location & Schedule
The conference will take place at the Andrew Young School of Policy Studies, Georgia State University, Atlanta, Georgia. The conference will begin at 8:00 am on Thursday, May 5tand will end at1:30 pm on Friday, May 6th.

Registration, Hotel and Travel Information will be available in February 2016 on the
Andrew Young School of Policy Studies website:  aysps.gsu.edu

The Andrew Young School of Policy of Studies is ranked among the top 25 policy schools in the nation and among the top 5 for public finance and budgeting. Located in downtown Atlanta, at the center of one of the countrys largest hubs for government and nonprofit employment, AYSPS is recognized internationally forits impact on public policy and management. Our faculty andalumni work with and in local, state and national governments around the world to advance economic opportunity, human rights, and social justice led by the philosophy of our namesake, Ambassador Andrew Young.

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