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Tue 31 May, '22
Applied Economics, Econometrics & Public Policy (CAGE) Seminar - Anne Brockmeyer (Institute for Fiscal Studies)

Title: Tax Audits Under Weak Fiscal Capacity: Experimental Evidence from Senegal, joint work with Pierre Bachas, Alipio Ferreira, and Bassirou Sarr.

Abstract: Developing economies are characterized by limited compliance with government regulations, such as taxation. Resources for enforcement are scarce and audit cases are often selected in a discretionary manner. We study whether the increasing availability of digitized data helps improve audit targeting. In a field experiment at scale in Senegal, we compare tax audits selected by inspectors to audits selected by a risk-scoring algorithm. We find that inspector-selected audits are more likely to be conducted and uncover similar amounts of evasion as algorithm-selected audits. However, algorithm-selected audits require less manpower, are faster and may generate less corruption. In ongoing work, we attempt to unpack the algorithm’s (dis)functioning and its interaction with human capital.

Seminar organisers: Manuel Bagues & Ludovica Gazze

Tue 7 Jun, '22
Applied Economics, Econometrics & Public Policy (CAGE) Seminar - Ralf Martin

Joint with WBS


Wed 8 Jun, '22 - Thu 9 Jun, '22
10am - 5pm
Economics PhD Conference

Runs from Wednesday, June 08 to Thursday, June 09.

Our two-day conference organised by Warwick Economics PhD students will bring together international PhD research from across the globe. The 10th annual Warwick Economics PhD Conference will be held in person at the premises of the University, and it will be live-streamed to enable remote participation.

Date:8-9 June 2022
Location: University of Warwick, Coventry, United Kingdom

This is a student-led conference organised annually by PhD students at the Warwick Economics Department, supported and attended by the Warwick Economics Department and members of the faculty.

Call for Papers
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Conference Programme

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About the PhD Conference

Find out more about how the PhD conference first began.

Previous Years

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Our Campus is in Coventry, a city that lies at the very heart of England and is easy to get to by road, rail and air.


Fri 10 Jun, '22 - Sat 11 Jun, '22
9am - 5pm
Warwick Economic Theory Workshop

Runs from Friday, June 10 to Saturday, June 11.

The annual Economic Theory Workshop has been hosted by the Department of Economics at The University of Warwick for the last 10 years and is recognised as one of the top workshops in the world.

Date: Friday 10 – Saturday 11 June 2022
Location: Scarman House, University of Warwick

It provides the opportunity for leading Economic theorists to engage and discuss the latest ideas in economic theory and to foster collaborative research projects.

This event is open to Faculty members and MRes/PhD students from the Department of Economics.

Academic Lead: Professor Bhaskar Dutta

Friday 10 June




Laura Dovall (Columbia Business School)
Information payoffs: An Interim Perspective


Scarman Lounge


Daniele Condorelli (University of Warwick)
Buyer Optimal Matching in Two-sided Platforms


Piotr Dworczak (Northwestern University)

Scarman Restaurant


Mohammad Akbarpour (Stanford University)
Just a Few Seeds More: Value of Information for Diffusion


Daniel Gottlieb (LSE)
Stochastic Impatience and the Separation of Time and Risk Preference


Scarman Lounge
16:30-17:30 Ludvig Sinander (University of Oxford & Nuffield College)
The Comparative Statics of Persuasion
17:30-18:30 Stephen Morris (MIT)
The Optimality of Coarse Information
19:30 Drinks and Dinner
Scarman Courtyard Restaurant 

Saturday 11 June


Joyee Deb (Yale School of Management)
Reputation and competitive selection


Scarman Lounge


Joao Ramos (Queen Mary University of London)
Optimal Political Career Dynamics


Jacob Leshno (Chicago Booth School of Business)
Price Discovery in Waiting Lists: A Connection to Stochastic Gradient Descent


Scarman Restaurant


Alexander Wolitzky (MIT)
Informational Requirements for Cooperation


Mehmet Ekmekci (Boston College)
Information Aggregation in Auctions with Costly Information


To book a place for this event, please complete the registration form. Places are limited so early booking is recommended and the registration form will close once this event has reached full capacity.

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