Call for Papers: Fourth SEEK Conference "Public Finance and Income Distribution in Europe" (May 15-16, 2014)

The Centre for European Economic Research (ZEW) is pleased to announce the fourth conference of its international research programme "Strengthening Efficiency and Competitiveness in the European Knowledge Economies" (SEEK). The conference takes place in Mannheim on May 15-16, 2014. Entitled "Public Finance and Income Distribution in Europe", it will bring together economists and political decision makers for debate on fiscal policy and public debt, income and wealth inequality in Europe, and the prospects for a European fiscal union. Policy keynote speakers at the conference will be former German Federal Minister of Finance Hans Eichel and Vítor Gaspar, Portuguese Finance Minister until 2013. Interested researchers may either submit a full paper (including an abstract of max. 100-200 words) or an extended abstract of 500-600 words to (subject "Submission 2014 SEEK conference") no later than February 16, 2014.

We invite submissions in areas such as:

EU debt crisis • Fiscal policy in the EU • Prospects of an EU fiscal union • Income and wealth inequality • Redistributive preferences • Optimal redistributive taxation • Financial sector taxation • Wealth and inheritance taxation • Fiscal competition and the (erosion of the) welfare state

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