2016 CEPR Public Economics Symposium St. Gallen 19-20 May, 2016 Scientific Program Organisers: Henrik Kleven (London School of Economics and CEPR) Christian Keuschnigg (University of St Gallen and CEPR) The 2016 CEPR Public Economics Symposium will take place on 19-20 May 2016, and this year it is hosted by the University of St. Gallen in Switzerland. The goal of the symposium is to provide a forum for high-quality work in public economics and to bring together economists in the field from across Europe as well as key researchers from outside the region. Paper proposals are invited in any area of public economics. Both theoretical and empirical work is welcome. This year's symposium features a keynote talk by Professor Alan Auerbach, UC Berkeley: "Tax Reform in an Era of Budget Stress, Inequality and International Mobility". The event provides an opportunity for researchers from different universities and countries to discuss their work in a relaxed atmosphere and to develop long-term collaborative relationships. It also provides an opportunity for young researchers to meet and discuss their work with senior economists. The conference brings together around 40 economists for a period of two days. To foster the desired interaction we ask that participants stay for the entire duration of the symposium. The symposium will end around 4pm on Friday, 20 May. Funding Travel and accommodation expenses will be covered for all participants according to the CEPR Travel Guidelines, but if you could contribute to the costs of your attendance from a research grant at your disposal, this would free up funds for someone else. Please indicate in your application whether you will be able to cover your own travel costs, or whether you will require funding from CEPR.