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TARC has a new blog

The blog covers all aspects of tax and tax administration broadly defined and it serves the purpose of a platform where research ideas and topical policies issues can be exchanged and discussed.

Read the latest post by Clara Volintiru and John D’Attoma on How are we paying for this economic crisis? EU’s new budget.


Summer 2020

In this edition features include:

  • A reflection from Professor Christos Kotsogiannis on how COVID-19 is  impacting tax revenues and possibly tax compliance,
  • The publication of a new TARC Policy Report ‘Detecting network anomalies in the Value Added Taxes (VAT) system’
  • How TARC is adapting to working online by running a new workshops series and regular seminars
  • Introducing our new Blog
  • New features including a Brian Erard Interview and a Review of a paper
  • New publications by TARC members
  • JOTA New issue out now


Spring 2020

In this edition features included:

  • A reflection from Professor Christos Kotsogiannis on SARS-COV-2
  • Announcement of the new date 8th Annual TARC Conference
  • Our regular member news of leavers and joiners
  • Reports including Survey Results from TADAT
  • JOTA


Autumn 2019

In this edition features included:

  • Announcement of our 8th Annual TARC Conference
  • Our regular member news of leavers and joiners
  • Our presence at IFA2019
  • Visit from Renmin University of China
  • Academic Visitors
  • Publications and other activities
  • JOTA
  • Profile Corner: Dr Luca Salvadori (Post-Doctoral Research Fellow)


Summer 2019

In this edition features included:

  • Our regular member news of leavers and joiners
  • Grant activity
  • Collaboration including IQTE visit to China
  • Summary of the 7th Annual TARC Conference
  • Dates for the diary: 8th Annual TARC Conference: 23-24 April 2020
  • Publications and other activities


Autumn 2018

In this edition features included:

  • Featured research project: tax compliance and social networks
  • Publications and other activities
  • International networking
  • Call for papers for 7th annual TARC conference


February 2018 Symposium

The Tax Profession in the Spotlight

The Journal of Tax Administration held a symposium, "The Tax Profession in the Spotlight", on Monday 26 February 2018, at Broadway House, Tothill Street, London, SW1H 9NQ. The work of tax professionals is under unprecedented scrutiny in the wake of recent high-profile events across the world, raising a number of questions such as:

  • What work do tax professionals do for, and on behalf of, their clients?
  • What role do they, and should they, play in the tax ecosystem?


  • Rasmus Corlin Christensen, Copenhagen Business School
  • Elaine Doyle, University of Limerick
  • Michelle Lyon Drumbl, Washington & Lee University School of Law
  • Steve Edge, Slaughter and May
  • Hans Gribnau, Tilburg University
  • Till-Arne Hahn, Queen's University, Canada
  • Jane Frecknall-Hughes, University of Nottingham
  • Rodrigo Ormeño Pérez, University of Chile
  • David Quentin, Queen Mary University of London
  • David Southern QC, Temple Tax


  • Lynne Oats, Managing Director, Journal of Tax Administration (University of Exeter)
  • Penelope Tuck, Professor of Accounting, Public Finance and Policy (University of Birmingham)

January 2018

  • 6th Annual TARC Conference
  • Autumn 2017 Showcase
  • JOTA February 2018 Symposium: Tax Professionals in the Spotlight 

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July 2017

  • JOTA Vol 3
  • VAT Masterclass
  • Institute of Quantative and Technical Economics (IQTE)

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April 2017

  • Deputy Director
  • Brexit and Tax Administration event
  • Confirmed list of speakers at the 5th Annual Workshop
  • International networking 

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January 2017

  • Farewell to Gareth Myles
  • PhD news and vacancy
  • International networking with IQTE in Beijing, OECD, Horizon 2020
  • Upcoming events

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July 2014

  • Dr Miguel Fonseca's research project 'Behavioural Economics of Tax Compliance
  • Details on upcoming events and from previous events
  • Meet the colleage, Hana Yousefi
  • International Networking

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December 2013

  • Latest news on Dr. Matthew Rablen's research project 'Prospect Theory and Tax Evasion: A Reconsideration'
  • Details on upcoming events
  • Meet the colleague, Chris Heady
  • Norman Gemmell's visit to Exeter

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July 2013

  • Agent-based simulation as a research tool in both the natural sciences and the social sciences
  • Details on upcoming and previous events
  • Introducing Diana Onu, Associate Research Fellow
  • Information on Chris Heady's meeting with representatives of the OECD and Centre for Tax Policy and Administration (CTPA) and the International Tax Dialogue (ITD)

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American Anthropological Association

Pandemic Change-up - Invisible Social Structure Revealed

Lotta Björklund Larsen joined a panel of presenters to discuss how as a result of COVID-19 global human networks are becoming visible under today's lockdown conditions and anthropology might bring the invisible networks to light as societies and economies rebuild and how they might integrate sustainably. Details of the webinar can be found here.

Contact Lotta to find out more.

IUAES 2019 Inter-Congress "World Solidarities"

Lotta Björklund Larsen acted as convener at the recent Inter-Congress on "World Solidarites", during which she enjoyed a fantastic discussion on reciprocity and redistribution. Click here for further details. It is hoped that these discussions will develop into a proposal and further discussion.

Please contact Lotta to find out more.




Modelling tax policy and compliance workshop, 14 and 15 March 2019

TARC held a workshop on Modelling Tax Policy and Compliance at Exeter in March (click here for the programme details), which was organised by TARC Director Christos Kotsogiannis and Professor Norman Gemmell, Chair in Public Finance at the Victoria University of Wellington, New Zealand.