Government finance is a vital aspect of public policy. With growing awareness of international and inter-regional dimensions, the analysis of public finance in open economies is fast becoming a leading area of economic research.
International Tax and Public Finance serves as an outlet for, and seeks to stimulate, first-rate research on both theoretical and empirical aspects of tax policy, broadly interpreted to include expenditure and financial policies. Special emphasis is on open economy issues: the coordination of policies across jurisdictions, for instance, or the effects of taxation on capital and trade flows. This international focus is not, however, an exclusive one: high quality work in any area of tax policy - single-country tax reform analysis, for instance - is also welcome.
A central feature of International Tax and Public Finance is the inclusion in each issue of a special section called the Policy Watch, discussing a current policy issue, or reviewing some recent tax developments. Facilitating communication between academic work and tax practice in this way serves many purposes - researchers need to know priorities, for example, and policy-makers need to absorb the products of research.
International Tax and Public Finance is peer-reviewed. Reflecting the international focus, one editor is located in North America and the other in Europe. An active Editorial Board reinforces this diversity and, more important, plays a central role in establishing the journal as an essential resource for tax policy analysis.
Officially cited as: Int Tax Public Finance