Workshop in Public Economics for PhD Students

Uppsala, June 7-11, 2010

The Uppsala Center for Fiscal Studies (UCFS) at the Department of Economics at Uppsala University will organize a workshop in public economics for Ph D students in the Nordic countries. The purpose of the workshop is to provide a forum in which papers can be presented and discussed by fellow students and senior researchers. The theme of this year’s workshop is Migration and Taxation, and it will contain a series of lectures by Craig Brett, (Mount Allison University, Canada) and Peter Egger, (ETH Zürich, Switzerland).

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Lectures

Personal Migration and Optimal Linear Income Taxes
Nonlinear Income Taxes in the Presence of Migration
Federalism, Migration, and Income Taxes
Reading list
Craig Brett, Department of Economics, Mount Allison University

Empirical Analysis of Migration with a Focus on Taxation: Data
Empirical Analysis of Migration with a Focus on Taxation: Methods
Empirical Analysis of Migration with a Focus on Taxation: Applications
Peter Egger, ETH Zurich & CEPR

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Papers

The Effect of Inheritance Receipt on Labor and Capital Income: Evidence from Swedish Panel Data
Oscar Erixson, Uppsala University
Discussion, Verena Kley

Dynamic effects of mandatory activation of welfare participants
Anna Persson and Ulrika Vikman, Uppsala University

The Distributional Impact of Public Services when Needs Differ
Rolf Aaberge, Manudeep Bhuller, Audun Langørgen and Magne Mogstad, Research Department, Statistics Norway

Ethnic Diversity and Preferences for Redistribution
Matz Dahlberg, Karin Edmark and Heléne L. Nilsson, Uppsala University

Optimal income redistribution in the presence of emigration
Lasse Frisgaard Gunnersen, Aarhus University

Tax optimization behaviour of entrepreneurs
Tuomas Matikka, FDPE and Jarkko Harju, VATT

Securing Health and Wealth for the Elderly in an Aging Population
Lina Maria Ellegård, Lund University

Optimal Taxation of Capitalistic Bequests. Why and to whom do the very rich transfer wealth?
Presentation

Verena Kley, Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT)

Choice of location among young adults – evidence from Sweden - 2010-06-01
Peter Berck, University of California, Sofia Tano and Olle Westerlund, Umeå University

MAINTENANCE AND BUILDING CONDITIONS IN NORWEGIAN LOCAL GOVERNMENTS
Lars-Erik Borge and Arnt Ove Hopland, Norwegian University of Science and Technology

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Participants

Preliminary schedule fo r Workshop in Public Economics - 2010-05-26