The conference is intended to give an overview of the current research
undertaken by members of the Public Sector Economics area of the network and to stimulate interaction and co-operation between area members. All CESifo research network members are invited to submit their papers, which may deal with any topic in Public Economics. The keynote speaker will be Professor Ben Lockwood of Warwick University, who is well known for his path-breaking contributions to the theory and its policy implications for international public finance. He will speak on the topic of ‘The Political Economy of Federalism’.