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Events

Seminar

Global Tax Symposium- 2022

  • Date Thu, 01 December, 2022 - Fri, 02 December, 2022
  • Venue Webinar
  • Abstract
    The mission of the Global Tax Symposia (GTS) is to be an interdisciplinary mobile research platform on fundamental issues of international and comparative taxation. It is grounded in the belief that crossing African, American, Asian-Pacific and European perspectives is beneficial to all participants, especially in the current political and economic global context. It aims to offer young researchers and experienced scholars a forum in which to discuss five to six papers every year in different cities on all continents. Each paper is discussed by an interdisciplinary and intercontinental panel whose members are leading tax academics, tax practitioners, tax officials and tax policymakers.
     
    The following institutions support the initiative: Universidad Torcuato Di Tella (Argentina), University of Melbourne and the University of NSW Sydney (Australia), University of Louvain (Belgium), University of São Paulo (Brazil), McGill University (Canada), Wuhan University (People’s Republic of China), Sorbonne Law School (France), University of Münster (Germany), National Institute of Public Finance and Policy (India),Gajah Mada University (Indonesia), Meiji University (Japan), University of Seoul (Republic of Korea), Universidad Nacional Autonoma de Mexico (Mexico), Leiden University and ERC funded project GLOBTAXGOV (The Netherlands), University of Auckland(New Zealand), Moscow University (Russia), King Saud University(Saudi Arabia), University of Pretoria (South Africa), Stockholm University (Sweden),Koç University (Turkey), London School of Economics (United Kingdom), and New York University (United States of America).
     
    For more information about the global tax symposium visit: http://globaltaxsymposium.wordpress.com/
  • Contact email suranjali.tandon@nipfp.org.in

Seminar

Conference on Impact of GST on Indian Economy

  • Date Mon, 28 November, 2022 - Tue, 29 November, 2022
  • Venue NIPFP, New Delhi
  • Abstract
    The National Institute of Public Finance and Policy (NIPFP) invites submissions of papers for the Conference on Impact of GST on Indian Economy on 28-29 November 2022. The objective of the Conference is to bring together scholars, policy practitioners and tax officials engaged in research and administration of Goods and Services Tax (GST) in India. Empirical papers focusing on economy-wide as well as sectoral effects of GST on national or subnational economy are welcome.  
     
    Complete, unpublished papers (in PDF) should be sent to GST.Conference@nipfp.org.in on or before October 17, 2022. All submissions will be reviewed and the authors of accepted papers will be informed by October 31, 2022. One author of each accepted paper will be invited to present the paper at the Conference. The Institute will bear the cost of travel (economy class) and local hospitality of the invited author.
     
    There is no submission fee for the papers.
     
    Deadline for Paper Submission: October 17, 2022                                            
    Paper Acceptance Intimation by email: October 31, 2022
    Conference on Impact of GST on Indian Economy: November 28-29 2022
     
  • Schedule
  • Contact email GST.Conference@nipfp.org.in
  • Registration_Form_NIPFP-GST_Conference.docx

Seminar

Workshop on Credit Markets

  • Date Thu, 03 November, 2022 - Fri, 04 November, 2022
  • Venue Conference Room, R&T Building
  • Abstract

    The workshop includes presentations and discussions on how and why households access credit markets, how firms are accessing credit markets, what has been the change in firm financing over the last few years and how are central and state governments accessing credit markets.

  • Schedule
  • Contact email renuka.sane@nipfp.org.in

Seminar

Taxation transformation of businesses enabled by information systems: an empirical study of Goods and Services Tax implementation in India

  • Speaker Pankaj Dikshit
  • Speaker profile

    Colonel Pankaj Dikshit has rich and varied experience in the domain of technology driven strategic digital transformations at the national level. He majored in Computer Tech from IIT Delhi and over the course of two decades has designed technology solutions for transforming and digitizing the Army’s messaging and communication systems. He led the GST System program implementation including important rollouts such as the e-invoice, national e-Way Bill system and RFID based vehicle movement tracking through the national highway tolls. He has also created GST-centric eco-systems with the leading fintech companies of India like the GSP eco system and the e-invoice IRP eco-system. Previously, he worked in IBM India and since 2015 is with the GSTN as the Senior Vice President and on the academic side, he has submitted his thesis for a doctorate from IIT Delhi.

  • Date Fri, 21 October, 2022
  • Time 03:30 PM - 05:00 PM
  • Venue Conference Room, R&T Building
  • Abstract

    This research studies the largest e-governance initiative of India that used a single information system to transform its taxation system. The study assesses the success of the Goods and Service Tax (GST) e-governance information system using the DeLone and McLean model. The model is also expanded to assess this very large and transformative reform from the perspective of policy intervention by the government and to examine the induction of technostress on users. The structural equation modelling (SEM) technique is used to analyse the responses of 937 companies. The findings demonstrate the acceptance and success of this gigantic reform, validating that frequent policy intervention positively contributed to the successful rollout. The research finds that service quality had the least influence in the use of the e-government system and also studies whether the swift transformation triggered technostress factors in users of the system. 

  • Contact email amey.sapre@nipfp.org.in

Seminar

Special Economic Zones and local economic development: Evidence from Indian municipality (Reminder)

  • Speaker Johannes Gallé (Ruhr University Bochum), Daniel Overbeck (University of Mannheim), Nadine Riedel (University of Münster), Tobia
  • Speaker profile
    Johannes Gallé is a PhD student at the Ruhr-University Bochum (RUB) and is part of the first cohort of the RTG 2484 “Regional Disparities and Economic Policy”, which is funded by the German Research Foundation (https://www.regional-disparities.de). He studied economics at the University of Freiburg, where he obtained his Bachelors and Masters degree. In his thesis, he empirically analyzed the contemporary nexus of local institutions and civil conflict in India. Furthermore, Johannes spent one semester abroad at the University of Auckland and completed several internships, e.g. at the Indo-German Chamber of Commerce in Pune and a voluntary service in a residential care home in Auckland. His research interests comprise regional, development and environmental economics with a focus on applied microeconometrics.
  • Date Wed, 06 April, 2022
  • Time 03:30 PM
  • Venue Conference Room, Ground Floor, R&T Building, NIPFP
  • Abstract
    This paper quantifies the local economic effects of 147 Special Economic Zones (SEZs) that were established in India between 2005 and 2013. Combining census data on the universe of Indian firms with georeferenced data on SEZs, we find that SEZ establishment increased both employment and firm entry in SEZ-hosting municipalities and neighboring localities (up to a distance of 10km). We provide suggestive evidence that the observed increase reflects genuinely new economic activity rather than relocated activity from neighboring jurisdictions. We further show that employment gains are centered around male workers. Females, who are a particularly vulnerable group in the Indian labor market, hardly benefit. Many of the new jobs are, moreover, created by small and informal firms. Finally, we document that the impact of SEZs on spatial economic activity can hinge on zones’ industry denomination and development by a public or private developer.
  • Contact email amey.sapre@nipfp.org.in

Seminar

Training program in Public Finance for officers of Govt. of Bangladesh

  • Date Mon, 21 March, 2022 - Fri, 01 April, 2022
  • Venue Classroom, R&T Building, NIPFP
  • Abstract

    NIPFP is organising a two-weeks training program for officials of Govt. of Bangladesh from 21st March to 1st April, 2022. Lectures will be held in-person in the classroom (R&T Building) 

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  • Contact email amey.sapre@nipfp.org.in

Seminar

The Political Budget Cycles in the Presence of a Fiscal Rule: The Case of Farm Debt Waivers in India

  • Speaker Vidya Mahambare and Sowmya Dhanaraj
  • Speaker profile
    Vidya Mahambare, Professor of Economics at Great Lakes Institute of Management, Chennai, has a Masters in International Trade and Finance and a PhD in Economics from Lancaster Management School. She is a 2020 joint winner of the Emergent Ventures Grant by The Mercatus Centre, George Mason University. She has published in journals such as Economics Letters, Oxford Economic Papers, World Development, Feminist Economics. She is currently a member of the Expert Committee of the Tamil Nadu State Planning Commission set up to draft the policy on employability. Earlier Vidya was with Cardiff Business School and was Principal Economist at CRISIL. She writes opinion articles for popular media outlets including Mint and The Print.
     
     
    Sowmya Dhanaraj obtained her PhD from Indira Gandhi Institute of Development Studies, Mumbai. She is currently Assistant Professor at Madras School of Economics. Her research interests include Applied Microeconomics, Development Economics, with a particular focus on labour, gender, education and health issues. She has published in journals like Feminist Economics, World Development, Education Economics, Health Policy and Planning, Journal of Financial Economic Policy, among others. She has also written articles for the print media like The Mint, The Hindu Business Line, Hindustan Times and The Print. She has jointly won research grants from Azim Premji University and Emergent Ventures, George Mason University and is currently a member of the expert committee on education and employment for TN State Planning Commission.
     
     
  • Date Tue, 08 February, 2022
  • Time 03:30 PM
  • Venue Webinar
  • Abstract

    Farm debt waivers which are meant to be a one-time settlement of loans have become common in India. This paper finds that the timing of waiver announcements by state governments between 2001-02 and 2018-19 is associated with the timing of elections after controlling for variables related to farming distress. This points towards a pattern of policy manipulation that suggests election-year targeting of the largest special interest group in India, namely farming households. The waivers, either announced prior to elections by incumbent governments or election pledges which are fulfilled after the election win, are unanticipated shocks to government revenue expenditure. We find that the waivers are associated with an increased revenue deficit, which is accommodated by a nearly 1/3rd cut in capital outlay to control the fiscal deficit, given the fiscal rule. Given its path dependence, lower capital expenditure also reduces the quality of government spending in subsequent years.  

  • Contact email amey.sapre@nipfp.org.in

Seminar

16th Five institutions Union Budget Seminar 2022: Unpacking the Union Budget -2022-23

  • Date Mon, 07 February, 2022
  • Time 06:00 PM
  • Venue join via Zoom link
  • Abstract
    The event is being jointly organised by the CPR, ICRIER, IDF, NCAER and NIPFP.
     
    The session will be Online via Zoom.  It will be moderated by Mythili Bhusnurmath, Consulting Editor, Economic Times & Senior Advisor, NCAER.  
     
    Kindly register on the link and join via Zoom link:
     

     


Seminar

Determinants of Tax Morale in India (Reminder)

  • Speaker Chinmay N Korgaonkar, IRS
  • Speaker profile

    Chinmay N Korgaonkar belongs to the 2010 batch of Indian Revenue Service (Income Tax). He is currently serving as the faculty at the National Academy of Direct Taxes, Nagpur, the training academy for the IRS (IT) officers. Before joining the academy, he worked in the field offices of the Income tax department, gaining experience in taxpayer services and investigation of tax evasion.

  • Date Thu, 13 January, 2022
  • Time 03:30 PM
  • Venue Webinar
  • Abstract

    This is a study of tax morale in India. The concept of tax morale or the citizens’ attitude towards tax compliance is vital for the design and implementation of fiscal policy. Tax morale can foster voluntary compliance and hence support the enforcement and deterrence-driven approaches of the tax agencies. However, limited literature regarding the tax morale of Indian citizens is available. The present paper tries to bridge the gap by analyzing the available data for India from the 5 waves of the World Values Survey (1990-2014). Treating tax morale as a dependent variable, this study estimates the factors influencing it. We show that the trust in government, parliament, and civil services positively affects the tax morale of Indian citizens. The correlation between trust in the legal system and tax morale was also positive but not significant. Among the socio-economic variables, education improves the intrinsic motivation of individuals towards tax compliance. Interestingly, the full-time/salaried persons have lower tax morale as compared to the self-employed employees. This finding has important policy implications, given that the full-time/salaried class contributes a significant share of the total taxes paid by the individual taxpayers in India.

  • Contact email amey.sapre@nipfp.org.in

Seminar

Entropy Law, Economic processes and the Current existential crisis due to Extreme events in nature and human system

  • Speaker Prof. Ramprasad Sengupta
  • Date Wed, 08 December, 2021
  • Time 03:30 PM
  • Venue Webinar
  • Abstract
    Economic and Environmental human rights have come sharply into focus in the 21st century, as inequity and ecological degradation continue to surge in liberal democracies committed to political freedoms, including freedom of expression and assembly. The twin problems of Covid-19 pandemic and climate change have seriously threatened the life, livelihood and sustainability of the human development process all over the world in recent times. Application of the lens of entropy helps us to address the challenges — and explore the remedies — to abetting the progress of economic and environmental human rights. These problems when situated in the entropy perspective of  economic processes  point to the ecological links of these phenomena and to the critical issues of challenge posed by biodiversity loss and heating of the earth causing extreme  health related or related climate related events. This talk gives an overview of  these interrelated interdisciplinary issues concerning such events and shows how the rise of entropy as induced by the processes of economic growth lead to scarcities  of resources and income which threaten to raise in turn the social disorder or social entropy as well. The policy issues that emerge from such analyses are required to address economic,  social and  environmental aspects of sustainability of development from such a holistic scientific perspective. The paper concludes by pointing out how the  short and long run policy issues would   warrant revisiting some of the human rights issues in the background of such an entropy perspective.
     
  • Contact email amey.sapre@nipfp.org.in

Seminar

Economic Theory , Uncertainty and Globalisation of Public Goods

  • Speaker VitoTanzi -former Director of the Fiscal Affairs Department, IMF
  • Date Tue, 16 November, 2021
  • Time 06:30 PM - 08:00 PM
  • Venue Webinar
  • Schedule
  • Contact email lekha.chakraborty@nipfp.org.in

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Designing a PFM Readiness Index: Taking Stock


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Rebellion, Rascals and Revenue


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Rebellion, Rascals and Revenue


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NIPFP-IIPF International conference on “Papers in Public Finance” on June 29th and 30th, 2021 (Online)

  • Date Tue, 29 June, 2021 - Wed, 30 June, 2021
  • Venue Webinar
  • Abstract
    National Institute of Public Finance and Policy, New Delhi, India in collaboration with International Institute of Public Finance (IIPF), Munich invites you to submit papers in Public Finance for the forthcoming International conference on “Papers in Public Finance” on June 29th and 30th, 2021 (online). The conference aims to focus on conceptual and empirical research and methodological advancements in public economics, with a special focus this year on fiscal policy in the time of covid-19 pandemic in Asia. However, the conference is not confined to this topic. Papers are invited from academia and policy practitioners on issues broadly in the area of public economics. Fifteen to twenty papers will be selected for the two-day conference, arranged in five technical sessions. In addition to these papers, selected papers from young scholars will also be included as two poster sessions in the event. The event is online. The deadline for submitting papers is April 15th, 2021. The authors of the accepted papers will be intimated by May 15th 2021. Papers can be submitted in soft copy to publicfinanceconf2021@nipfp.org.in, as email attachments, and with three JEL codes as email subject.
    There is no submission fee for the papers.
     
    Deadline for Paper Submission: April 15, 2021
    Paper Acceptance Intimation by email: May 15, 2021
    International Conference (online) in Public Finance: June 29-30, 2021
     
     
  • Schedule
  • Contact email lekha.chakraborty@nipfp.org.in

Conference

NIPFP-IIPF INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE ON “PAPERS IN PUBLIC FINANCE”


Other

Training Program in Public Finance for Officer Trainees of the Indian Telecommunications Service (ITS)


Seminar

2021 Web Conference on Economic Theory and Policy

  • Date Tue, 30 March, 2021
  • Time 09:00 AM - 06:30 PM
  • Venue Web Conference
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Seminar

Webinar on FC-XV Recommendations: Post Covid Fiscal Architecture and FRBM jointly by NIPFP and the World Bank

  • Date Mon, 15 March, 2021
  • Time 05:30 PM - 07:15 PM
  • Venue Webinar
  • Abstract

    The Covid-19 pandemic has been the biggest shock to the global economy post WW-II. The FC-XV acknowledged that there will be an increase in the spending needs of both levels of governments in Covid times but maintained that there is a need for a clear medium term fiscal consolidation path for long term fiscal sustainability. The FC-XV has provided additional space for borrowings to the state and also encouraged greater transparency regarding off-budget borrowings at the state level. They provided an ‘indicative’ fiscal consolidation path given the prevailing uncertainties and recognised the need for restructuring the FRBM framework by a high powered Inter-governmental group. The Webinar will discuss implications of Post-Covid fiscal architecture in light of the FC-XV’s recommendations.

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Webinar on FC-XV Recommendations: Analysing Continuity, Change and Fiscal Stability jointly by NIPFP and the World Bank

  • Date Wed, 10 March, 2021
  • Time 05:30 PM - 07:15 PM
  • Venue Webinar
  • Abstract

    Since transfers to States based on recommendation of the Finance Commission constitute more than 60% of the total transfers to States, there is a need to understand the implications of the recommendations of the FC-XV on individual States in terms of progressivity, fiscal stability and fiscal space. Given the fiscal challenges imposed by the Covid-19 pandemic, FC-XV recommendations assume greater significance. This webinar will discuss the implications of the recommendations of the FC-XV on the fiscal space of both the Union government and the State governments. It will also examine the issue of horizontal equalisation addressed by the Finance Commission and will review the public finance management and fiscal transparency issues at the State and Union level recommended by the FC-XV.

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14th Refresher Training Programme (Online) in Public Finance for University and College Teachers

  • Date Mon, 22 February, 2021 - Fri, 05 March, 2021
  • Venue Webinar
  • Abstract
    NIPFP is organizing the 14th Refresher Training program for university and college teachers from Feb 22nd to March 5th. 
     

     

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  • Contact email amey.sapre@nipfp.org.in

Seminar

15th 5-Institute Budget Seminar 2021: 'The COVID-19 Budget: Unpacking the Union Budget 2021-22

  • Date Mon, 08 February, 2021
  • Time 06:00 PM - 09:00 PM
  • Venue join via Zoom link
  • Abstract
    The event is being jointly organised by the CPR, ICRIER, IDF, NCAER and NIPFP.  The session will be Online via Zoom.  It will be moderated by Dr. Yamini Aiyar, CPR.
     
    Kindly register on the link and join via Zoom link:  https://us02web.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_0UOtWwjATQqI_kS1f_K8tA

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Training Programme on Public Finance for Indian Economic Service Probationers


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Training Programme for Officer Trainees of Indian Audit & Accounts Service

  • Date Mon, 01 February, 2021 - Fri, 12 February, 2021
  • Venue Conference Room, Ground Floor, R&T Building, NIPFP
  • Schedule
  • Contact email amey.sapre@nipfp.org.in