Shadow 2019

The Shadow Economy, Tax Evasion and Economic Inequality

The 6th edition of the Shadow Economy Conference (placed at the University of Trento, Italy) will investigate the extent to which fiscal policies deter tax evasion and the impact that fiscal policies have on social equity and perceived fairness.

Particular emphasis will be placed on the behavioural determinants of tax compliance as well as the role of institutions and norms.

The organizers invite scholars from any field of social sciences (economics, psychology, sociology, etc.) as well as practitioners to submit their research.

A list of potential topics includes, but is not limited to, the impact of tax reforms, the role of taxpayers’ fiscal literacy, the comparisons of different tax systems, the simplification processes of tax collection.


Important Dates
Submission Deadline: May 15th 2019
Notice of Acceptance: May 20th 2019
Conference: 11-13 July 2019

Keynote Speakers

James Alm (Tulane University, USA)
Paolo Valerio Barbantini (Italian Revenue Agency)
Erich Kirchler (University of Vienna, Austria)


Organizing Committee
  • Sandro Casal (University of Trento)
  • Marco Faillo (University of Trento)
  • Luigi Mittone (University of Trento)
  • Azzurra Morreale (Lappeenranta Technology University)
  • Matteo Ploner (University of Trento)
Scientific Committee
  • James Alm (Tulane University, USA)
  • Cécile Bazart (University of Montpellier, France)
  • Michele Bernasconi (Ca' Foscari University of Venice, Italy)
  • Erich Kirchler (Univeristy of Vienna, Austria)
  • Luigi Mittone (University of Trento, Italy)
  • Alessandro Santoro (University of Milano-Bicocca, Italy)
  • Marie Claire Villeval (University of Lyon, France)



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