Day 1: May 10, 2018

8:00 – 8:30:         Opening Ceremony

8:30 – 9:30:         Keynote Lecture 1 (Auditorium): “Fiscal Federalism Issues in Resource-Rich Federations”  Robin Boadway (Queen’s University)

9:30 – 9:55:         Coffee Break

10:00 – 12:00:    Paper Session 1 (Auditorium): Fiscal Federalism: Theory

Paper 1: “The Trade-off between Efficiency and Equity in a Federation with Provincial Resource Revenues”  Bev Dahlby (University of Calgary)


Paper 2: “Are Moderate Leviathans Harmful to Tax Coordination”

Jun-ichi Itaya (Hokkaido University) and Chikara Yamaguchi (Hiroshima University)

Paper 3: “Tax Decentralization Notwithstanding Regional Disparities” Antonio Bellofatto (University of Queensland) and Martin Besfamille (Catholic University of Chile)

Paper 4: “Asymmetric Decentralized Leadership in a Heterogeneous Federation,” Emilson Silva (University of Alberta)

12:00 – 13:45:    Lunch

14:00 – 16:00:    Paper Session 2 (Auditorium): Regional Disparities and Economic Convergence


Paper 1: “Multidimensional Convergence and the Role of Government: An Analysis for the Brazilian States Rubiane Almeida (Catholic University of Brasilia), Tito Moreira(Catholic University of Brasilia) and Benjamin Tabak (Getúlio Vargas Foundation)

Paper 2: “Poverty Dynamics, Macroeconomic Changes and Regional Disparities in Brazil" Dércio Chaves(IPECE, Federal University of Ceará) and FabricioLinhares (Federal University of Ceará)


Paper 3:“Regional Disparities, Public Policy and Economic Growth in Brazil” Marcelo Ledvocat (UNIALFA) and Vander Lucas (University of Brasilia)

14:00 – 16:00:    Paper Session 3 (Room B-104): Impacts of Government Policy in Brazil, Canada and China


Paper 1: “The Use of Information Technology in Environmental Management: The Case of PPCDAM” Rodrigo Pereira (IPEA) and Celso Vila Nova (University of Brasilia)

Paper 2: “Spillovers in a Decentralized Health Market,” Marcelo Castro (Federal University of Uberlândia), Enlinson Mattos (São Paulo School of Economics) and Fernanda Patriota (Lehman Foundation)


Paper 3: “How Does Land Policy Affect the Size Distribution of Chinese Cities?,” Emilson Silva (University of Alberta), Jihai Yu (Peking University) and Guozhong Zhu (University of Alberta)


Paper 4: “Spatial Commitment Devices and Addictive Goods: Evidence from the Removal of Slot Machines from Bars,” VyacheslevMikhed (Federal Reserve Bank of Philadelphia), Barry Scholnik (University of Alberta) and Hyungsuk Byun (Government of Alberta)

16:00 – 16:25:    Coffee Break

16:30 – 18:00:    Discussion Panel 1: Fiscal Federalism Issues in Brazil

Confirmed Panelists: Roberto Ellery (University of Brasilia), Adolfo Sachsida (IPEA), Jose Luiz Rossi (BID), Isaías Coelho (FGV-SP) e Leonardo Pires (TN)

19:00 – 22:00:    Conference Dinner: Coco Bambu (invited participants)

Day 2: May 11, 2018

9:00 – 10:30:       Paper Session 4 (Auditorium): Financial Intermediation, Public Spending and Economic Convergence (in Portuguese)

Paper 1: “Fiscal Federalism and Financial Intermediation: An Analysis of the Impact of Banking Presence in Small Brazilian Municipalities Using Propensity Score Matching Greisson Pereira (Catholic University of Brasilia), Emilson Silva (University of Alberta) and Tito Moreira (Catholic University of Brasilia)

Paper 2: “Social and Economic Convergence across Brazilian States between 1990 and 2010 Rubiane Almeida (Catholic University of Brasilia), Philipp Ehrl (Catholic University of Brasilia) and Tito Moreira (Catholic University of Brasilia)

Paper 3: “Optimal Composition of the Public Spending and Economic Growth” Jose Divino (Catholic University of Brasilia), Daniel Maciel(Catholic University of Brasilia) and Wilfredo Sosa (Catholic University of Brasilia)

9:00 – 10:30:       Paper Session 5 (Room B-104): Public Policy and Industrial Organization


Paper 1: “Die Young and Live Large: Subsidized Loans and Firm Survival in Brazil”  Philipp Ehrl (Catholic University of Brasilia, IPEA)


Paper 2: “The Evolutionary Brexit Game: Uncertainty and Location Decision” Izak Silva (Federal University of Juiz de Fora), Douglas Silveira(Federal University of Juiz de Fora) and SilvinhaVasconcelos (Federal University of Juiz de Fora)


Paper 3: “Optimal Domestic Redistribution and Multinational Monopoly,” Jonathan Hamilton (University of Florida) and Steven Slutsky (University of Florida)

10:30 – 10:55:    Coffee Break

11:00 – 12:00:     Keynote Lecture 2 (Auditorium): “Rethinking the Political Economy of Decentralization: How Elections and Parties Shape the Provision of Local Public Goods.”

Jorge Martinez-Vazquez (Georgia State University)

12:00 – 13:45:    Lunch

14:00 – 15:00:    Paper Session 6 (Auditorium): Fiscal Federalism: Empirics


Paper 1: “Breaking-up: Do Smaller Jurisdictions Provide Better Public Services?,” Marcelo Castro(Federal University of Uberlandia) and Daniel da Mata (IPEA)

Paper 2: “Interregional Competition under Political Incentives in China,” Emilson Silva (University of Alberta), Branko Boskovic (University of Alberta), Greisson Almeida (Catholic University of Brasilia), Daniel Uhr (Federal University of Pelotas) and Julia Uhr (Federal University of Pelotas)

15:00 – 15:25:    Coffee Break

15:30 – 17:00:    Discussion Panel 2 (Auditorium): Fiscal Federalism Issues: International Perspectives

Confirmed Panelists: Robin Boadway (Queen’s University), Jorge Martinez-Vazquez (Georgia State University), Anderson Silva (World Bank), Isaías Coelho (FGV-SP)

19:00 – 22:00:     Dinner (all invited; however, free for invited speakers and organizing committee only): Steak Bull

Day 3: May 12, 2018

9:00 – 12:30:       City Tour (all invited)

13:00 – 15:00:    Feijoada (all invited; however, free for invited speakers and organizing committee only):Bamboa

Mestrado Profissional em Economia do Setor Público (MESP)
Departamento de Economia - ECO
Faculdade de Administração, Contabilidade e Economia – FACE
Universidade de Brasília - UnB


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3107-0744 (Secretaria -