113th Annual Conference on Taxation, 2020

Tax Policy in Interesting Times


The 113th Annual conference on Taxation will be held via Zoom online starting Wednesday, November 18 through Friday, November 20. The short course will be held on Saturday, November 21. The conference will start at 12:00 pm Eastern Time on Wednesday and 11:00 am Eastern Time on Thursday and Friday. Sessions will go until 5:00 pm Eastern Time each day, followed by receptions.

This year’s Annual Conference will cover a broad range of topics including, but not limited to, taxation and tax policies; expenditure policies; government budgeting; intergovernmental fiscal relations; and subnational, national, and international public finance. This year’s conference also follows what is likely to be a historic national election, will occur in the midst of a global pandemic and a long overdue reassessment of the role of race and racism in American society. Each of these developments bring with them potentially significant implications for tax policy and public finance, and we are planning a conference centered on taking stock of this moment and what it means for our field.

We are pleased to announce our keynote speakers for the Annual Conference will be Stefanie Stantcheva (Harvard University) and Ivan Werning  (MIT). You can read more about the keynotes in the link below.

We will also feature plenary sessions on Tax and Fiscal Policy: After the Election, What’s Next? and Racism and Tax Policy.

The conference includes a short-course education session on Saturday taught by Florian Scheuer (University of Zurich) and many opportunities for graduate students to present their research and network with NTA members.

Please direct any questions to nta@ntanet.org.