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“The Political Economy of Government Revenues: Different Sources, Different Politics?"

Oct 2, 2015 (All day) to Oct 3, 2015 (All day)

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Restricted to Princeton graduate students, faculty, and fellows
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Princeton University's Niehaus Center for Globalization and Governance and the University of Pittsburgh's Graduate School of Public and International Affairs

An exciting conference entitled "The Political Economy of Government Revenues: Different Sources, Different Politics?" jointly organized by Princeton University's Niehaus Center for Globalization and Governance and the University of Pittsburgh's Graduate School of Public and International Affairs will be held October 2nd and 3rd at Princeton.

While the links between revenue sources and political outcomes have been the focus of a long scholarly tradition, the research on this topic has skyrocketed in the past two decades. This is perhaps especially true with regard to the effects of natural resources and foreign aid revenues, but there has also been a renewed interest in the effects of taxation, intergovernmental grants in federal systems, and other revenue sources. While certainly enlightening with regard to all sorts of issues of governance, this research still tends to largely exist in "silos" - people usually work on natural resources OR foreign aid OR intergovernmental grants OR taxation, and so forth.

This conference will bring scholars in these various lines of research together, to present their work and exchange ideas with regard to the similarities and differences across these different revenue sources. As the topic spans international relations, comparative politics, economics, and political economy, we expect to draw scholars from a variety of fields that may not often interact with one another.