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Friday, 13 November 2020

The Centre for Tax Law at the University of Cambridge is delighted to invite proposals for papers to be presented at our fifth Tax Policy Conference on Monday 5 and Tuesday 6 July 2021.

The topic of the conference is “Tax law in times of disruption and recovery”.  Possible areas of interest include, but are not restricted to the following:

  • The role of tax law in alleviating the immediate pressures of the Covid-19 pandemic and other natural and man-made disasters.
  • The use of tax law mechanisms as part of wide recovery programmes in the UK and elsewhere.
  • The evolution of ideas about the use of tax for regulatory and redistributive purposes over recent years.
  • The responsiveness of tax coordination, cooperation and harmonisation programmes to recent political, public health and environmental disruptions.
  • The relation of tax law to wider themes of social cohesion, separatism and trust in the context of an increasingly volatile world.
  • The opportunities for tax professionals to influence wider events and debates.

The CTL is a small centre with a particular focus on legal, philosophical and historical aspects of taxation. We welcome abstracts from all relevant academic fields but have a particular preference for papers from early career researchers, interested practitioners, legal scholars and researchers in other fields who are willing to comment on law from their own perspective.

Whilst we hope that we will be able to hold some or all of the conference in Lucy Cavendish College in Cambridge, as usual, we are alert to the likelihood of continuing travel disruption as well as constraints on academic funding for travel.  We would therefore encourage you to apply even if you believe that you are unlikely to be able to travel to Cambridge, and we will tailor our plans for the conference on the feedback that we receive from accepted participants.

As with the previous conference as well as the CTL’s biennial tax history conference, we hope to publish a volume based on the papers presented in the conference and have a prima facie expectation that all papers will be included although this is not an absolute requirement.

Abstracts of up to 500 words should be sent to by 31 December 2020.