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Conference on the fiscal and distributional consequences of global tax avoidance and tax evasion

Monday 27th September

Opening

  1. 14:00
    Introduction

    Mikel Landabaso, Joint Research Centre, European Commission

  2. 14:05
    Welcome speech
    • Director-General Stephen Quest, Joint Research Centre, European Commission
    • Director-General Gerassimos Thomas, Directorate-General for Taxation and Customs Union (DG TAXUD), European Commission
    • Gabriel Zucman, UC Berkeley and EU Tax Observatory

Session 1 - Global tax avoidance and tax evasion: policy perspective and public debate.

  1. 14:20
    Panel 1

    Moderator: Martin Sandbu, Financial Times

    Global tax avoidance and tax evasion: what we know

    Panel Discussion:

  2. 15:05
    Coffee Break
  3. 15:15
    Keynote 1

    The academic perspective

    Gabriel Zucman, UC Berkeley and EU Tax Observatory

  4. 15:45
    Panel 2

    Moderator: Christian Chavagneux, Alternatives Economiques

    Global tax avoidance and tax evasion: what we do not know

    Panel Discussion:

  5. 16:30
    Close

Tuesday 28th September

Session 2 - Academic research on global tax avoidance and tax evasion

  1. 14:00
    Keynote 2

    Raising money for the state: challenges of taxation in developing countries

    Dina Pomeranz, University of Zürich

  2. 14:30
    Presentations and open discussion: The tax evasion of wealthy individuals

    Moderator: Reinhard Biebel, Directorate-General for Taxation and Customs Union (DG TAXUD), European Commission

    Paraísos Fiscales, Wealth Taxation, and Mobility

    Clara Martínez-Toledano, Imperial College Business School

    Follow the Money! Why dividends overreact to flat tax reforms

    Arthur Guillouzouic, IPP, Paris

    Escaping the Exchange of Information: Tax Evasion via Citizenship-by-Investment

    Dominika Langenmayr, Catholic University Eichstätt-Ingolstadt

  3. 15:50
    Coffee Break
  4. 16:00
    Presentations and open discussion: Multinational firms and tax avoidance

    Moderator: Francesca Campolongo, Joint Research Centre, European Commission

    Profit Shifting by Multinational Corporations Worldwide: Evidence from Country-by-Country Reporting

    Petr Jansky, Charles University

    Organizational capacity and profit shifting

    Katarzyna Bilicka, Utah State University

    The elusive banker: Using Hurricanes to Uncover (Non-)Activity in Offshore Financial Centers

    Jakob Miethe, LMU Munich

  5. 17:15
    Close

Wednesday 29th September

Session 3 - Tax morale

  1. 13:30
    Presentations and open discussion

    Moderator: Ana Xavier, Directorate-General for Taxation and Customs Union (DG TAXUD), European Commission

    Legalism and creativity: tax non-compliance in the eyes of the economic elite

    Jorge Atria, Universidad Diego Portales

    Tax Compliance in the Rental Housing Market: Evidence from a Field Experiment

    Tuomas Kosonen, VATT Institute for Economic Research

    The $100 Million Nudge: Increasing Tax Compliance of Businesses and the Self-Employed using a Natural Field Experiment

    Justin Holz, University of Chicago

  2. 14:50
    Coffee Break

Session 4 - Novel policy instruments and proposals

  1. 15:00
    Presentations and open discussion

    Moderator: Salvador Barrios, Joint Research Centre, European Commission

    What lies beneath: evidence from leaked account data on how elites use offshore banking

    Matthew Collin, World Bank

    Have European Banks left Tax Havens? Evidence from Country-by-Country Data  

    Mona Barake, EU Tax Observatory

    Tax evasion at the top of the income distribution: Theory and evidence

    Daniel Reck, LSE

  2. 16:20
    Coffee Break

Session 5 - Global tax avoidance and tax evasion: policy reforms

  1. 16:30
    Panel 3

    Moderator: Christian Chavagneux, Alternatives Economiques

    Policy reforms for a fairer global tax system

    Panel Discussion:

Closing speech

  1. 17.15
    Concluding comments

    Paolo Gentiloni, European Commissioner for Economy

    Mikel Landabaso, Joint Research Centre, European Commission

  2. 17:45
    Close