Welcome to the International Joint Workshop of Fiscal Federalism website!

On May 10 and 11, 2018, a two-day Joint Workshop on Fiscal Federalism, Public, Regional and Urban Economics will be held at the Campus II of the Catholic University of Brasília – SGAN 916, Av. W5 Norte, Brasília DF, Brazil. The workshop is co-organized by the University of Alberta (U of A, Canada), the Catholic University of Brasilia (UCB) and University of Brasilia (UnB).

In light of recent developments in federations worldwide, particularly what seems a growing wave of political, social and economic tensions at sub-central government levels, the main motivation for this workshop is to attract a select number of high-quality submissions that will enable both presenters and the audience to discuss relevant issues and attempt to advance sound policy recommendations. The workshop will feature a mix of keynote speeches, paper sessions and roundtables.

We look forward to meeting you in Brasília in 2018.

Emilson Silva

University of Alberta, Canada.



iconpdfPreliminary Program

The program and other conference information will be available by April 30, 2018.



There is no charge for participation in the conference (the registration fee is kindly sponsored by the organizing institutions). Those interested in participating should submit a paper in English (PDF version) by March 30, 2018 to the following address: emilson@ualberta.ca.

The organizing committee will announce the decision on accepted papers via e-mail by April 6, 2018.

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Invited Speakers will stay at the Meliá Brasil 21 Hotel in the Setor Hoteleiro Sul. We will have a van service during the two days workshop to pick you up at the Meliá Hotel and deliver you to Catholic University at 7:30am (Day 1) and 8:30am (Day 2). Later afternoon, this transfer will be to the dinner. If you want, please be there.

Making Reservations

Workshop attendees are welcomed to book their hotel rooms online. Reservations can be made at:

Hotel MeliáBrasil XXI - SHS Quadra 6 - Bl. B, D e F | Asa Sul




Manhattan Plaza - SHN Quadra 2, Bloco A | Asa Norte                                                                                                                 

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Nobile Suites - SHN Quadra 04 / bloco B | Asa Norte 

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Naoum - SHS Qd. 03, Bloco J | Asa Sul



Fusion Hplus Express+ - SHN (Setor Hoteleiro Norte) | Quadra 01, Bloco D, Área especial A | Asa Norte  

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 Windsor Hotel - SHN Quadra 01 - Conj. A - Bl A - Entr. B | Asa Norte - Brasília




Visa requirements change frequently, and this information is provided without any guarantee. Before planning your trip, please contact or check the website of the Brazilian embassy or consulate in your country or city for the latest information.

Visa requirements to enter Brazil 

Citizens of many countries will need to get a visa before they can travel to Brazil. Please note that if you do require a visa, you should apply for a Tourist Visa for attending conferences (per Brazilian Consulate instructions). The Brazilian visa is usually valid from 3 months up to 5 years depending on Consulate decision. Once a visa is issued, its bearer must enter Brazil within 90 days from the date that it was issued. After entering Brazil, you may stay up to 90 days from the date of entry, unless otherwise noted on the visa.

The Brazilian Visa Application will require that your passport be valid for at least 6 months from the date of travel, and that it has at least two blank visa pages. If your passport does not meet these requirements, please renew or add pages to your passport.

For the current list of nationalities that require a visa for traveling to Brazil, please check:


Robin Boadway

(Queens University, Canada)

Jorge Martinez-Vazquez

(Georgia State University, USA)

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Emilson Silva (UofA)

Jose Angelo Divino (UCB)

Tito Moreira (UCB)

Antônio Júnior (UnB)

Vander Lucas (UnB)


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The Workshop will be held at the Universidade Católica de Brasília -  Campus Avançado Asa Norte - SGAN 916 Módulo B Avenida W5 - CEP: 70790-160 - Brasília/DF