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Masterclasses, Workshops and Seminars.

Seminar Series

For details of this year's seminar series, click here.


During the period of the pandemic, TARC are also holding a series of free mini-workshops. Further details can be found here.

Brainstorming workshop with Remnin University of China: 15-17 October 2019

TARC have continued collaborating (and building relationship) with Renmin University following the IQTE project. The Centre hosted a 3 day workshop with Renmin University delegates with the purpose of identifying research topics the two institutions can co-operate on more closely.

Modelling tax policy and compliance workshop: 14-15 March 2019

The aim of this collaboration with the Victoria University of Wellington, New Zealand was to share recent research from Australia New Zealand, the UK, and various European countries, on developments in economic modelling of tax policy and tax compliance - click here for the ‌programme.

The two-day event included presentations from:

  • Nazila Alinaghi and Norman Gemmell, Victoria University of Wellington (PDF)
  • Chris Ball, Victoria University of Wellington (PDF)
  • Robin Jessen, RWI Essen (PDF)
  • Zhiyang Jia, Statistics Norway (PDF)
  • Alari Paulus, ISER, University of Essex (PDF)
  • Davud Rostam-Afschar, Universitaet Hohenheim (PDF)

The Workshop was organised by organised by TARC Director Christos Kotsogiannis and Professor Norman Gemmell, Chair in Public Finance at the Victoria University of Wellington, New Zealand. The Workshop was supported by funding from the UK ESRC, and the New Zealand Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment, Wellington..

Past events:

TARC has delivered a series of Masterclasses led by Centre members and International Fellows. Master classes were designed to meet the needs of both tax authority employees and researchers in tax administration. Subjects for master classes included implications of behavioural economics for tax policy, evaluation of tax policy, and tax gap estimation.

1 & 2 November 2017 Qualitative Masterclass Broadway House, London Lotta Björklund Larsen and Ulf Johannesson delivered the Masterclass.
21 & 22 June 2017 VAT Masterclass Broadway House, London Katherine Baer delivered the Masterclass.
27 March 2017 Accounting for Tax Masterclass Broadway House, London Kevin Holland and Alan Kirkpatrick delivered the Masterclass
12 & 13 September 2016 Experimental Masterclass Broadway House, London Cancelled due to unforeseen circumstances.
28 & 29 June 2016 TARC DS Masterclass Manchester Conference Centre Tony Bellotti delivered the Data Science Masterclass.
18 January 2016 TARC Masterclass 2016 Broadway House, London Thomas Rutherford delivered the Masterclass.
11 December 2015 Tax Avoidance Workshop Broadway House, London TARC ran a workshop focusing on the subject of tax avoidance, organised by Nigar Hashimzade and Yuliya Epifantseva.
9 & 10 October 2014 TARC Masterclass 2014 Friends House, London Erich Kirchler delivered the Masterclass.
21-22 November 2013 TARC Masterclass 2013 CILIP, London Brian Erard delivered the Masterclass.