Ideas for Developing Asia and the Pacific

Call for Papers on New Frontiers in Managing Revenue Systems


New Frontiers in Managing Revenue Systems
Asian Development Bank Institute (ADBI) and the University of New South Wales
Sydney, Australia

ADBI and the University of New South Wales are seeking papers to be presented before leading tax administrators and policy experts at the International Conference on Tax Administration in Sydney, Australia on 7-8 April 2020, under the theme “New Frontiers in Managing Revenue Systems.”

Paper topics of interest include, but are not limited to, the following:

  • Cutting-edge initiatives in service delivery and compliance, such as digital and data use, tap and go, artificial intelligence, and algorithms
  • Data policy, ethical exploitation, cyber security, and new developments in regulating data platforms
  • Globalization of revenue administration
  • Tax dispute resolution and new approaches to protect the vulnerable, such as the elderly, impaired, and remote communities
  • New business models in the digital economy, particularly in Asia and the Pacific countries, and policy options to administer taxes effectively:
    • Identification of relevant features of digital markets and digital business models
    • Implications of macro database development for the digital economy, including data policy, ethical exploitation, cyber security, and regulation
    • Role of government reform in tax administration to effectively provide services and tax compliance in the digital economy
    • Role of international collaboration in delivering services and compliance in the digital economy

Submission Procedure

Contributors interested in topics 1-4 above should submit an abstract of 200-500 words to [email protected] by 29 November 2019. Those interested in topic 5 or related topics should submit an abstract of the same length to [email protected] and [email protected] by 13 December 2019.

Abstract submissions should include the paper title; author(s) name, bio, and contact details; and status of the paper (e.g. part of ongoing research or previously published).

Contributors will be notified of the selection results in mid-December 2019. Full papers must be submitted via the above email contacts by early March 2020.

ADBI will fund the travel of one author per selected paper, of whom must be a citizen of an Asian Development Bank member country, to present their paper at the conference in Sydney (Register for the conference).

ADBI will also provide an honorarium to the author(s) of selected papers that address topic 5 above and promote policy development and implementation efforts in developing Asia and the Pacific.

All selected papers will be considered for publication in a special issue of the eJournal of Tax Research, as well as possible inclusion in an edited book.

Project Organizing/Scientific Committee

  • Chul Ju Kim, Deputy Dean, ADBI
  • Nella Sri Hendriyetty, Senior Economist, ADBI
  • Farhad Taghizadeh-Hesary, Waseda University
  • Chris Evans, Professor, UNSW Sydney

Please direct all inquiries to Fiona Martin ([email protected]) and Binh Tran-Nam ([email protected])