Wednesday, June 30, 2010

Conference: The Political Economy of Taxation



Here is a the provisional programme for the forthcoming international conference at the Centre for the Study of International Governance, Loughborough University, at end-September.

Knowing many of the listed speakers, we can recommend it to both researchers and activists engaged on tax justice related issues:


The Political Economy of Taxation
An International Conference
Loughborough University, UK
September 29th 2010, 9.30 am to 6.30 pm

Conference Programme



Session A: 9.30-11.15

Taxation, Tax Culture and Taxation Reform in European Countries

George Irvin (SOAS, London) The Need for UK Tax Reform
Dieter Eissel (Giessen University, Germany) Social and Economic Aspects (or Failures) of Tax Policy in Germany
Francisco Pino (University of Salamanca, Spain) Tax Reform in Spain
Marc Berenson (University of Sussex, UK) Tax Me If You Can: What’s changed in Polish, Russian and Ukrainian Attitudes toward Tax Compliance from 2005 to 2010?

Session B: 11.30-13.15

Taxation Policy in the European Union

Frances Lynch (University of Westminster, UK) Effective Rates of Income Taxation in Western Europe since 1958
Miguel Glatzer (University of Massachusetts – Dartmouth, USA) Tax Inequality in Western Europe
Philip Genschel (Jacobs University, Bremen, Germany) Accelerating Downhill: How the EU shapes Tax Competition in the Single Market
Joao Felix Noguiera (Institute for Austrian and International Taxation, Vienna) European Direct Taxation and European Court of Justice Case Law

Session C: 14.00-16.00

Taxation, Taxation Policy and Development


Paul Sagar, Nick Shaxson, John Christensen (Tax Justice Network) Britain’s Conflicted Relations with its Tax Haven Satellites
Aaron Schneider (Tulane University, USA) The Politics of Taxing Transnational Elites in the Small, Dependent, Open Countries of Central America
Abiola Sanni (University of Lagos, Nigeria) The Challenges of VAT Law and Administration in a Federal System – A Case Study of Nigeria
Attiya Waris (University of Nairobi, Kenya) Taxation and State Legitimacy in Kenya
Alberto Vega (Universitat Pompeu Fabra, Barcelona) Tax Treaties between Developed and Developing Countries

Session D: 16.30-18.30

Recasting Taxation Policy: Principles and their International Implications


Margit Schratzenstaller (Austrian Institute for Economic Research, Vienna) International Taxes – Why, What and How?
Paolo Ermano (University of Udine) Equity, Efficiency and Progressive Taxation
Dries Lesage & Yusuf Kaçar (University of Ghent, Belgium) Country-by-Country Reporting as a Means of Fostering Tax Justice Worldwide
Doug Bamford (University of Warwick, UK) Comprehensive lifetime taxation, tax avoidance, and international citizens.


NOTE: There is a registration fee for this conference of £20, payable with the completed application form. This can be obtained from the conference office of the Centre for the Study of International Governance: csig@lboro.ac.uk

Strongly recommended!

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