Online Congress Platform 2021
With usability in mind the IIPF and LOC have chosen Hopin as the online platform for hosting the 77th Annual Congress of the International Institute of Public Finance | Online.

Hopin is a live online events platform where attendees can interact and connect with fellow IIPF members from anywhere in the world. Congress attendees can network one-on-one, break out into group sessions, watch keynote presentations, send chat messages and participate in polls. For on-stage speakers (i.e. keynote and ceremony speakers) there is also a virtual backstage.

Online plenary sessions will be held on the congress online stage where you can watch keynotes during all three days of the conference, as well as our opening and closing ceremonies.

Online parallel sessions will take place in the Sessions section. There you will find all workshops offered during the conference. Each workshop session timeslot will last for one and a half hour and has five different workshops to choose between.

How to use Hopin as an Attendee?
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The International Institute of Public Finance (IIPF) is the world organization of Public Finance economists. Founded in Paris in 1937, it has since become the pre-eminent academic institution for study and research on economic public policy topics, and the platform of choice for the establishment of contacts and exchange of opinions on policy matters among scholars of all nationalities. At a time when academic economic research tends to distance itself from economic policy problems, the IIPF plays a valuable role in giving economics an orientation towards the real world.

Comprising approximately 750 members from over 50 countries, in an increasingly specialized academic field, the IIPF seeks to generate intellectual interchanges among public finance experts.

The Institute’s annual congress is the main forum for its activities, which include organizing academic events, promoting the exchange of knowledge between academics and practitioners of all nationalities, and awarding prizes for outstanding academic achievements. One of the tasks the IIPF has set for itself is to encourage scholars in their scientific work. To this end, it has instituted two awards, the IIPF Peggy and Richard Musgrave Prize (created in 2003), and the IIPF Young Economists Award (created in 2008). These prizes are awarded at the IIPF Annual Congresses.

The IIPF is currently administered by an Executive Committee consisting of President Clemens Fuest (Ifo Institute and University of Munich, Germany) and President elect Wojciech Kopczuk (Columbia University, USA) and two Vice Presidents, Katherine Cuff (McMaster University, Canada) and Victoria Perry (International Monetary Fund). The legal and administrative seat of the non-profit organization IIPF is in Munich, Germany.

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77th Annual Congress of the IIPF | Online is organized and hosted online by the University of Iceland’s IIPF 2021 LOC Team with support and in collaboration with the IIPF office in Munich, Germany.

Founded in 1911 in Reykjavík, Iceland, the University of Iceland comprises five schools and 26 faculties offering over four hundred different programmes of study. It is the only university in Iceland offering undergraduate and graduate programmes in all major academic disciplines, including doctoral degrees in most fields of study. Currently some 12,500 students are enrolled at the university, including almost 1,400 international students.



David Agrawal – University of Kentucky, USA
Aline Bütikofer – Norwegian School of Economics, Norway


Daniel Da Mata – Sao Paulo School of Economics – FGV, Brazil
Meltem Daysal – University of Copenhagen, Denmark
Lucie Gadenne – University of Warwick, UK
Aart Gerritsen – Erasmus University Rotterdam, Netherlands
Anne C. Gielen – Erasmus University Rotterdam, Netherlands
Christian Gillitzer – University of Sydney, Australia
İrem Güçeri – University of Oxford, UK
Martin Halla – Johannes Kepler University Linz, Austria
Jarkko Harju – VATT Institute for Economic Research, Finland
Makoto Hasegawa – Kyoto University, Japan
Xing Jing – Shanghai Jiao Tong University, China
Sebastian Kessing – University of Siegen, Germany
Nadine Ketel – Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam, Netherlands
Brian Knight – Brown University, USA
Elira Kuka – George Washington University, USA
Etienne Lehmann – CRED(TEPP), Université Paris II Panthéon-Assas, France
Stephan Litschig – National Graduate Institute for Policy Studies, Japan
Olga Malkova – University of Kentucky, USA
Isabel Martínez – ETH Zürich, Switzerland
Clara Martínez-Toledano – Imperial College London, UK
Katherine Meckel – University of California, San Diego, USA
Lucija Muehlenbachs – University of Calgary, Canada
Athiphat Muthitacharoen – Chulalongkorn University, Thailand
Yukihiro Nishimura – Osaka University, Japan
Raphaël Parchet – Università della Svizzera italiana, Switzerland
Paola Profeta – Bocconi University, Italy
Anna Raute – Queen Mary University London, UK
Johanna Rickne – Stockholm University and Nottingham University, Sweden
Josef Sigurdsson – Norwegian School of Economics, Norway
Marianne Simonsen – Aarhus University, Denmark
Alisa Tazhitdinova – University of California, Santa Barbara, USA
Christian Traxler – Hertie School, Germany

Local Organizing



Þórólfur Geir MatthíassonUniversity of Iceland, Iceland


Ásgeir Daníelsson – Central Bank of Iceland
Benedikt Jóhannesson – Former Minister of Finance
Daði Már Kristófersson – University of Iceland
Guðrún Johnsen – Copenhagen Business School, Denmark
Helga Jónsdóttir – Ministry of Finance and Economic Affairs
Katrín Ólafsdóttir – Reykjavík University
Sigurður Snævarr – Icelandic Association of Local Authorities