Corruption, Tax Evasion and Institutions

The 2nd conference “Corruption, Tax Evasion and Institutions” will be held in Riga, Latvia on October 1-2, 2020.

Following the initial event that took place in May 2017 (see the initial conference program here), the conference aims to promote and diffuse high quality economic research on the mechanisms driving corruption and tax evasion, their relationships with institutions and their consequences on economic outcomes. A specific feature of this conference is to get insights from investigative journalism. In addition to an academic keynote speaker, we will have the pleasure to welcome a high-profile journalist working on tax evasion and money laundering cases for a keynote talk. The conference is organized by the Baltic International Centre for Economic Policy Studies (BICEPS), the Stockholm School of Economics in Riga (SSE Riga) and Centre for Media Studies at SSE Riga.


Interested researchers are invited to submit papers by June 14, 2020. The papers should be in English and should be in PDF format. Papers should be submitted to Please indicate “Paper submission” in the subject line of the e-mail.


Deadline for paper submission – June 14, 2020
Notifications of acceptance by July 1, 2020
Registration deadline – September 1, 2020


No fees will be charged for participation in the conference. Conference participants will be invited to the conference gala dinner, which will take place on October 1. Travel and accommodation expenses will not be covered.


Ruben Enikolopov (Rector and professor at the New Economic School, Moscow)

Ruben Enikolopov is Professor and Rector of the New Economic School (Moscow), Associate Professor at the Universitat Pompeu Fabra, ICREA Research Professor at Barcelona Institute for Political Economy and Governance (IPEG) and Barcelona GSE Affiliated Professor. He is also a CEPR research fellow. Ruben holds a PhD from Harvard University. He has been a consultant to the World Bank (2005-10) and the United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization (2007-08). He is a Co-Editor of the Journal of Comparative Economics and a member of the Editorial Board of the Review of Economic Studies and Journal of the European Economic Association. Ruben published articles in reviews such as Econometrica, Review of Economic Studies, Quarterly Journal of Economics, American Economic Review, Journal of Public Economics.

Linda Larsson Kakuli (Investigative journalist at SVT, Stockholm)

Linda Larsson Kakuli is a researcher for the news department at SVT, the Swedish public service television company. As a researcher, she worked on several big global stories, as Panama & Paradise Papers and she’s been awarded Guldspaden (the golden shovel) twice and nominated to Stora Journalistpriset (the Swedish Grand Prize for Journalism). In 2007 she received the Ludvig Nordström-prize for her inspirational work. Linda Larsson Kakuli is part of a new team at SVT for advanced data journalism, together with Helena Bengtsson and she previously worked as a researcher for investigative programmes Striptease, Faktum and Uppdrag Granskning, all at Swedish Television.


Zareh Asatryan (ZEW, Mannheim)
Audinga Baltrunaite (Bank of Italy)
Nicolas Gavoille (Stockholm School of Economics in Riga)
Boris Ginzburg (Universidad Carlos III de Madrid)
Mihails Hazans (University of Latvia)
Anders Olofsgard (SITE, Stockholm School of Economics)
Alari Paulus (Bank of Estonia)
Marc Sangnier (University of Namur)
Arnis Sauka (Stockholm School of Economics in Riga)
Konstantin Sonin (University of Chicago)
Pilar Sorribas-Navarro (Universitat de Barcelona)
Giancarlo Spagnolo (SITE, Stockholm School of Economics)
Anna Zasova (BICEPS)


You can contact Nicolas Gavoille ( and Anna Zasova ( for any questions about the conference.