114th Annual Conference Call for Papers

November 18-20, 2021
Detroit Marriott at the Renaissance Center
Detroit, Michigan

We are planning to hold the 114th Annual Conference in person should health guidelines permit.  The NTA staff will continually monitor the health and government mandates and will abide by their recommendations regarding in-person events.

The 114th Annual Conference on Taxation will cover a broad range of topics in tax policy and public finance. We welcome submissions from the fields of accounting, economics, law, and public policy, as well as research from other fields that bears on these topics.   

Motivated by the important role of public assistance programs during the COVID-19 pandemic and by the discussions of policy reform occurring during the early days of the Biden administration, the theme of this year’s conference is “Improving the U.S. Safety Net.” Keynote speakers and plenary panels will be oriented towards analysis of U.S. safety-net policies. We especially encourage submissions in line with this topic.

This year’s conference also includes a new submission category, Inequality and Disparities, for papers that investigate disparities by characteristics such as race or gender as well as the effects of tax or non-tax policies that are intended to alleviate them. We particularly encourage submissions to this topic area as well.

You are invited to submit the following: individual papers to be integrated into sessions, proposals for complete sessions of papers, and proposals for panel discussions. Please note that full session proposals are mere suggestions of groupings. The conference committee reserves the right to consider and accept individual papers from a complete session rather than accepting the complete session. Submitters of complete sessions are required to enter abstracts for each paper in the session.

The submission deadline is May 31, 2021.  Decisions concerning the inclusion of papers and sessions will be announced in late July 2021.  All presenters, including members of panel discussions, must then register and pay a conference registration fee.

You are also invited to volunteer to be a discussant or a session chair.  Decisions concerning discussants and session chairs will be made later.  All discussants and session chairs must then register and pay a conference registration fee. The deadline to apply to be a chair or discussant is August 23, 2021.

Graduate students are invited to submit in any category (single papers, complete sessions, and panel discussions) and volunteer to be a discussant or session chair. In addition, graduate students may submit single papers for consideration for the NTA Next Generation Session and posters for consideration for the Graduate Student Research Forum. The NTA Next Generation Session consists entirely of graduate student papers. The Graduate Student Research Forum is a poster session that allows students to present their research one-on-one and in a small group setting. The deadline for the Next Generation Session and the Graduate Student Research Forum submissions is July 30, 2021.

To submit your work for the 114th Annual Conference, click here.

Please direct any questions to the program chairs at nta@ntanet.org. See you in Detroit!

Conference Chair
James Alm, President, National Tax Association

Program Chairs
Jacob Goldin, Stanford University
Tatiana Homonoff, New York University
Alex Rees-Jones, University of Pennsylvania