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APPLY || LATEST UNU-WIDER Winter School on tax policy research (2022/23)

APPLY || LATEST UNU-WIDER Winter School on tax policy research for African Researchers (Funded to Cape-Town, South Africa 2022/23)

APPLY || LATEST UNU-WIDER Winter School on tax policy research for African Researchers (Funded to Cape-Town, South Africa 2022/23)

Do not miss out of the currently ongoing LATEST UNU-WIDER Winter School on tax policy research for African Researchers (2022/23)

APPLY || LATEST UNU-WIDER Winter School on tax policy research for African Researchers (Funded to Cape-Town, South Africa 2022/23)

Application Deadline: 18 March 2022

UNU-WIDER is organizing a tax policy research Winter School. The course’s goal is to give African academics a better understanding of the theories, methodologies, and data that may be used to perform high-quality tax and development economics analyses. The course will be held in two sections between May 31 and July 16, 2022.

The first part of the course will be a three-day online Stata and Statistics bootcamp from May 31 to June 2, 2022. Part two is a one-week in-person course co-hosted by Stellenbosch University’s Department of Economics in Cape Town, South Africa, from July 11 to 16, 2022.

 

Topics that will be addressed during the course include:
1) Taxation and development: A developing country perspective
2) Tax incidence and excess burden: Theory and empirics
3) Tax evasion and enforcement
4) Optimal taxation and redistribution
5) International taxation

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Selection criteria
  • The applicant must be a researcher or an analyst that has shown ability and interest to conduct policy-driven research on African economies.
  • Candidates should be fluent in oral and written English and possess good quantitative analytical skills.
  • Application is open to researchers from ministries, revenue authorities, other government agencies, universities, and research institutes in sub-Saharan Africa.
  • Applications from suitably qualified early-career female researchers are particularly encouraged.
  • Course certificates will be issued to participants who join a minimum of 80% of the lectures and practical sessions in both parts of the course.
Financial assistance
  • UNU-WIDER will provide successful applicants with a travel grant to cover costs of travel to and from the home institution, accommodation, and most meals during the stay in Cape Town.
  • Backoffice support will also be available to obtain an entry visa to South Africa.

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Application procedure

UNU-WIDER only receives online applications for the UNU-WIDER Winter School. Deadline for submission of applications is 18 March 2022 23:59 UTC+2 via this link.

Please take note that the following documents are required when submitting your application:

  • CV
  • A motivational letter
  • A one-page originally written Stata code sample
  • Letter of recommendation. This document must be submitted by its signatory to [email protected] before 18 March 2022 and you must provide her/his name in the application

Shortlisted candidates may be requested to take a short test on their quantitative skills (Stata coding, interpretation of regression results etc.). This will take place online.

For More Information:

Visit the Official Webpage of the UNU-WIDER Winter School 2022

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