27th Annual Tax Research Network Conference

Alan Walters Building, University of Birmingham
Monday 3 September (09:00) - Wednesday 5 September 2018 (17:00)

Charlotte Bagwell - trn-conference@contacts.bham.ac.uk


We are pleased to announce that the TRN’s 27th Annual Conference will be held from 3 - 5 September 2018 at the University of Birmingham. The TRN draws together tax scholars, practitioners and policymakers from around the world to discuss all aspects of tax research.  

As in previous years, the main conference will include a Doctoral Colloquium for PhD students and post-doctoral early career researchers which will take place in the afternoon of 4 September, also in Birmingham. We will be holding a Tax Education day on 5 September 2018.

The event will take place in the award-winnning Alan Walters Building on the University of Birmingham campus. 


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Call for papers

The focus of the Conference is tax research from different perspectives. The Conference continues to be a multidisciplinary event and will be of particular interest to accountants, lawyers, economists, sociologists, anthropologists and historians and a wide variety of other scholars from the social sciences and humanities.

You are cordially invited to submit a paper for this conference.  There is no specific theme although there is a particular interest in papers with a strong theoretical grounding, innovative aspects and /or interesting empirical results.

Proposals for papers must be sent to the conference organisers at trn-conference@contacts.bham.ac.uk, by 31 March 2018.

The proposal should take the form of an extended abstract of between 1,500 and 2,000 words. You will be notified whether or not your paper is accepted by 30 April 2018. Full versions of accepted papers must be submitted by 31 July 2018.  Please do not hesitate to contact conference organisers Penelope Tuck (P.A.L.Tuck@bham.ac.uk) or Andy Lymer (A.Lymer@bham.ac.uk) directly if you have any queries.

Doctoral Colloquium - 4 September 2018

As in previous years, the Conference will include a Doctoral Colloquium to provide an opportunity for PhD students and early career researchers to present their work. The requirements for submission of papers for the Doctoral Colloquium on 4 September are the same as for the Annual Conference, so please specify when submitting your abstract whether you would like to present at the Annual Conference or the Doctoral Colloquium.

Tax Education Day - 5 September 2018

A new feature for the conference in 2018 will be a day on tax education. This will address both University level teaching of taxation and the teaching of tax to professional students. Participants are invited to present details of interesting and innovative ways they are undertaking tax teaching for part of the day. Invited speakers will fill other parts of the day to provide a practical and (we hope) inspiring day suitable for anyone involved in tax education. If you wish to submit a presentation (full papers are not necessarily required) for this day please indicate on the submission form that you are targeting this day for your offering. Please contact Andy Lymer (a.lymer@bham.ac.uk) for further details.

Costs and fees

Presenter Fee Waiver

We expect to be able to offer a conference registration fee and accommodation charge waiver for one presenter of each accepted paper for both the Conference and Doctoral Colloquium. The Education day will be subject to a small fee for all non-Phd participants. In addition successful PhD students will be able to apply for funding for reasonable UK travel expenses.

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