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IFIR – CESifo Conference

New Directions in Fiscal Federalism

Lexington, Kentucky, September 14th-16th, 2006


Thursday, September 14th

08:30 - 12:00 Morning Session, Chair: William Hoyt

Opening Remarks: Thiess Buettner, Edward Jennings and David Wildasin
08:30 - 09:15 Keynote Lecture: Jean Hindriks
Discussant: Massimo Bordignon
09:15 - 10:00

Christos Kotsogiannis and Robert Schwager
“Fiscal Equalization and Yardstick Competition”
Discussant: Ernesto Crivelli

10:00 - 10:30

Coffee Break

10:30 - 11:15

Timothy Goodspeed and Andrew Haughwout
“On the Optimal Design of Disaster Insurance in a Federation”
Discussant: Matthias Wrede

11:15 - 12:00

Bernd Huber and Marko Runkel
“Interregional Redistribution and Budget Institutions under Asymmetric Information”
Discussant: Therese McGuire

12:00 - 13:30
13:30 - 17:00 Afternoon Session, Chair: Matthew Gabel
13:30 - 14:15

Keynote Lecture: Barry Weingast
“Second Generation Fiscal Federalism: Implications for Decentralized Democratic Governance and Economic Development”
Discussant: Jan K. Brueckner

14:15 - 15:00

Xavier Calsamiglia, Teresa Garcia-Mila and Therese McGuire
“Why do Differences in the Degree of Fiscal Decentralization Endure?”
Discussant: Matz Dahlberg

15:00 - 15:30
Coffee Break
15:30 - 16:15

Matthias Wrede
“Uniformity Requirement and Political Accountability”
Discussant: Robert Schwager

16:15 - 17:00

Ernesto Crivelli and Klaas Staal
“Size and Soft Budget Constraints”
Discussant: Teresa Garcia-Mila

Friday, September 15th

08:30 - 12:00
Morning Session, Chair: John Garen
08:30 - 09:15

Keynote Lecture: Robert Inman
“Why Federalism“
Discussant: William Hoyt

09:15 - 10:00

Matz Dahlberg, Eva Mork, Jorn Rattso and Hanna Ågren
“Federal Taxes and Local Spending: Estimating the Flypaper Effect Using Grant Discontinuity”
Discussant: Albert Sole-Olle

10:00 - 10:30 Coffe Break
10:30 -11:15

Massimo Bordignon, Luca Colombo and Umberto Galmarini
“Fiscal Federalism and Lobbying”
Discussant: Brian Roberson

11:15 - 12:00

Albert Sole-Olle and Pilar Sorribas
“The Effects of Partisan Alignment on the Allocation of Intergovernmental Transfers: Differences-in-Differences Estimates for Spain”
Discussant: Lars-Erik Borge

12:00 - 13:30


13:30 - 17:00 Afternoon Session, Chair: Dwight Denison
13:30 - 14:15 Keynote Lecture: Peter Birch Sørensen
“The Dilemmas of Tax Policy Coordination in the European Union: A Quantitative Analysis”
Discussant: Andrew Haughwout
14:15 - 15:00

Kristian Behrens and Pierre Picard
“Tax Competition, Location and Horizontal Foreign Direct Investment”
Discussant: Christos Kotsogiannis

15:00 - 15:30 Coffee Break
15:30 - 16:15

Marcel Gérard
“Reforming the Taxation of Multijurisdictional Enterprises in Europe: Coopetition in a Bottom Up Fiscal Federation”
Discussant: Marko Runkel

16:15 - 17:00

Robert Chirinko and Daniel Wilson
“State Investment Tax Incentives: A Zero-Sum Game?”
Discussant: Hanna Ågren

Saturday, September 16th

08:30 - 12:00 Morning Session, Chair: James Marton
08:30 - 09:15

Keynote Lecture: George Zodrow
“The Property Tax Incidence Debate and the Mix of State and Local Finance of Local Public Expenditures”
Discussant: Eugenia Toma

09:15 - 10:00

Jan Brueckner
“Fiscal Federalism and Economic Growth”
Discussant: Toshihiro Ihori

10:00 - 10:30 Coffee Break
10:30 - 11:15

Rania Karakosta and Christos Kotsogiannis
“Principles of Taxation, Size of Jurisdictions and Tax Inefficiencies in Federal Systems”
Discussant: Marcel Gérard

11:15 - 12:00 Keynote Lecture: John D. Wilson
"Protecting the Welfare State from International Migration"
Discussant: Peter Birch Sørensen
12:00 - 13:30 Lunch
End of Conference

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