“the history and politics of public finance” grad student workshop at ssha

Are you a graduate student interested in the history of public finance and all things tax-related? Are you free on Wednesday, November 16th? If so, you should apply to the 8th Annual Graduate Student Workshop on The History and Politics of Public Finance, taking place the day before the Social Science History Association’s annual meeting in Chicago. It’s a great event, and a wonderful group of scholars. The details are below. There will also be many panels related to public finance at SSHA, organized by the new Public Finance network. Non-graduate students interested in participating in those should contact the organizers as well.

8th Annual Graduate Student Workshop on The History and Politics of Public Finance

Call For Participants

The last decade has witnessed a revival of multidisciplinary research on the social, political, and historical sources and consequences of public finance. We invite interested graduate students from history, law, public policy, and the social sciences to participate in a one-day workshop on this “new fiscal sociology.” In addition to brief lectures introducing students to the comparative history of taxation and public finance, the workshop will consist of discussion of classic and contemporary texts.

The graduate student workshop will be held on Wednesday, November 16th, 2016, in Chicago, Illinois in conjunction with the annual meeting of the Social Science History Association (SSHA). Participants may also have the opportunity to present their own work on Thursday, November 17th, as part of the Public Finance network at the SSHA conference.

Space is limited. Some funds for reimbursement of housing and travel expenses will be available for a limited number of participants.

Applicants should submit a CV and a paragraph explaining their interest in this workshop, and (if applicable) a draft of a research paper that they would like to present at the SSHA. Preference will be given to students who also submit conference papers, but we encourage applications from all students interested in the workshop, including those at early stages of their graduate careers.

Submit materials via e-mail no later than February 20, 2015 to:

Isaac Martin, Department of Sociology, University of California – San Diego (iwmartin@ucsd.edu)

Lucy Barnes, Department of Political Science, University College London (l.barnes@ucl.ac.uk)

Molly Michelmore, Department of History, Washington and Lee University (MichelmoreM@wlu.edu)

Author: Dan Hirschman

I am a sociologist interested in the use of numbers in organizations, markets, and policy. For more info, see here.

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