14th PEARL Workshop

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  • DATE / TIME:
    2017•09•28    09:00 - 2017•09•29    14:00

    The Economic Policies Research Unit (NIPE) will organize the 14th PEARL Workshop with the support of UNU-EGOV. The workshop will be held at the School of Economics and Management at the University of Minho in Braga, Portugal, between 28-29 September 2017. The main theme of the workshop is “Public Economics at the Regional and Local Level“. The preliminary programme (subject to changes) is available here.

    PEARL is a network of researchers and research institutions that operate in the field of applied public economics and public finance. The main focus of the network is on the subnational level of government, which includes studying the relationships with local, state, or federal institutions. The idea of PEARL is to gather various kinds of expertise both from different countries and from different fields of economic analysis (econometrics, public finance and public choice, local and regional economics, macroeconomics). Comparative analyses and transversal studies will be appreciated.

    Some subjects of interest are listed below:

    • State and local taxation, revenue and intergovernmental grants;
    • State and local government spending;
    • Status of regions in fiscal federalism;
    • Regional economic activity;
    • Regional and local government analysis;
    • State and local politics, the economic role of political institutions;
    • Vertical and horizontal tax competition;
    • Local public goods;
    • E-government and e-participation at the local and regional level.

    Scientific Committee
    Thierry Madiès, University of Fribourg, Switzerland
    Fabio Padovano, University of Rennes 1, France
    Yvon Rocaboy, University of Rennes 1, France
    Francisco Veiga, University of Minho, Portugal
    Linda Veiga, University of Minho, Portugal

    Local Organizing Committee
    Linda Veiga, University of Minho and United Nations University (UNU-EGOV), Portugal
    Francisco Veiga, University of Minho, Portugal

  • 2017 PEARL Workshop - Final Program

    2017 PEARL Workshop - Final Program (138.1 KB PDF)


    University of Minho, School of Economics and Management, Room 2.28
    Rua da Universidade, 4704-553 Braga,