CEPR Public Economics Annual Symposium 2020 "Public Finance"


CEPR Annual Public Economics Symposium 2020 "Public finance"

Department of Economics, Stockholm University
8-9 June 2020


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Please note: this event has now been postponed to 23 and 23 June 2021 


The goal of the symposium is to provide a forum for high-quality work in public economics and to bring together economists in the field from across Europe as well as key researchers from outside the region. Paper proposals are invited in any area of public economics. Both theoretical and empirical work is welcome.

This year, we celebrate the launch of POLECON, our political economy network within the public economics group, led by Helios Herrera and Ronny Razin. To this effect, the symposium will feature a special morning session on June 8 dedicated to Political Economy & Public Finance. This session will be joint with participants from the two-day conference organized by the CEPR Populism Network at Stockholm University.

Our keynote speakers for the conference will be: 

Emmanuel Saez (UC Berkeley), Alberto Alesina (Harvard University and CEPR) and Stefanie Stantcheva (Harvard University and CEPR).

The event provides an opportunity for researchers from different universities and countries to discuss their work in a relaxed atmosphere and to develop long-term collaborative relationships. It also provides an opportunity for young researchers to meet and discuss their work with senior economists. 


Camille Landais, London School of Economics and CEPR
David Seim, Stockholm University and CEPR