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Welcome to the website of the academic conference “Corruption, Tax Evasion and Institutions", which will be held in Riga, Latvia.

The conference will take place on May 11 – 13, 2017 at the Stockholm School of Economics in Riga (SSE Riga). It aims to promote and diffuse high quality economic research on the mechanisms driving corruption and tax evasion, their relationships with institutions and their consequences on economic outcomes. In addition to parallel sessions and keynote speeches, the conference will host a panel where economic scholars will exchange their understanding of corruption and tax evasion with policy makers and leading journalists who were at the core of the Panama Papers investigations. The conference is organized by the Baltic International Centre for Economic Policy Studies (BICEPS), the Stockholm School of Economics in Riga (SSE Riga), the Stockholm Institute of Transition Economics (SITE) and Centre for Media Studies at SSE Riga.


Interested researchers are invited to submit extended abstracts by March 1, 2017. The abstracts should be within 2 pages long in English. Abstracts should be submitted in PDF format to Please indicate “Paper submission” in the subject line of the e-mail.


Deadline for extended abstract submission – March 1, 2017
Notifications of acceptance by March 15, 2017
Registration deadline – April 15, 2017


No fees will be charged for participation in the conference. Conference participants will be invited to the conference gala dinner, which will take place on May 12. Travel and accommodation expenses will not be covered.


Konstantin Sonin (Professor at the University of Chicago Harris School of Public Policy)
Erik Berglöf (Director of the LSE Institute of Global Affairs (IGA))
Paul Radu (Executive director of OCCRP)
Petra Blum (Freelance journalist with German public broadcaster Westdeutscher Rundfunk)
Charles Chinedu Okeahalam (Managing Director at AGH Capital)
Grace Perez-Navarro (Deputy Director of the OECD's Centre for Tax Policy and Administration)


Torbjörn Becker (SITE, Sweden)
Konstantīns Beņkovskis (SSE Riga/Bank of Latvia, Latvia)
Vincenzo Galasso (Bocconi University, Italy)
Nicolas Gavoille (SSE Riga, Latvia)
Mihails Hazans (University of Latvia, Latvia)
Igor Livshits (University of Western Ontario, Canada)
Anders Paalzow (SSE Riga/BICEPS, Latvia)
Alari Paulus (University of Essex, UK)
Jesper Roine (SITE, Sweden)
Marc Sangnier (Aix-Marseille University, France)
Arnis Sauka (SSE Riga, Latvia)
Anna Zasova (BICEPS, Latvia)


You can contact Nicolas Gavoille ( and Anna Zasova ( for any questions about the conference.

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