The (mobile) kingdom of public finance
With seven panels, thirteen parallel sessions each plus four keynotes -- one is bound to be overwhelmed by the scientific progress in public economics and public finance. Many papers literally blew our mind way, and at least two keynotes are permanently memorable. The annual IIPF congress is one of the best ways to catch up with the newest work by people from around the world. Our own session came with papers about social security reform in Uruguay (similar to the Polish one, by the way) by Max Lauletta and Marcelo Bergolo and a study of political reception of social security reforms in Germany, by Natalie Laub and Christoph Sajons. The final paper was by our old friends from the JCR team (this paper too used the data for Germany, but was mostly a proof of concept): Magdalena Zachlod-Jelec, Irina Belousova, Boris Chafwehe, and Wouter van der Wiele. All three papers were super exciting and we were very glad to be able to show our work on progressive income taxation and social security.