Past Events

Globalization and Digitalization – Interconnections Between Taxation, Trade and Investment

3, 10, 17, 24 June and 1 July, 2021 14.00-17.00 CET | Online
Fiscal, Trade, Workshops | Tags: Digitalization, Investment, Services Trade, Tax Expenditures, Taxes
Recent decades have witnessed structural changes in the way production is organized. Trade and investment liberalization together with technological developments, notably in transport and communications, have substantially reduced trade and foreign investment costs and enabled global value chains, supported by global finance, to proliferate. As ... continue reading

Tax Incentives for Investment. Old and New Challenges for International Trade

24 June, 2021 14.00-17.00 CET | Online
Fiscal, Workshops | Tags: Digitalization, Investment, Tax Expenditures, Tax Incentives
Despite their stated goals including attracting FDI, creating employment and boosting R&D and innovation, tax incentives for investment are often ineffective. Indeed, several provisions are redundant and hence end-up triggering costly windfall gains. They can also trigger negative spillover effects on third countries, e.g. when ... continue reading

Digital Taxes and Trade in Services

10 June, 2021 14.00-17.00 CET | Online
Trade, Workshops | Tags: Digital Tax, Services Trade
International income tax rules rest on the principles that taxes are paid in the jurisdiction where the company has physical presence, taxes are based on profits, and there are profit allocation rules. These tax rules need to be updated as economic activities go digital – ... continue reading

Reforming Tax Expenditures – Challenges and Barriers in the United States

14 April, 2021 20.00 CET, 14.00 EDT | Online
Fiscal, Panel | Tags: Tax Expenditures, Tax Reform
The panel addressed the main challenges and barriers holding back reform of the tax expenditure system in the US including:  The politics of tax expenditures “Negative” and “positive” tax expenditures Collecting racial, ethnic, and gender information Improving transparency in public finance management. ... continue reading

Monetary Policy Operations and Financial Regulation to Green the Financial System

22 February, 2021 18.00 CET | Online
Monetary, Panel | Tags: Asset Purchases, Financial Regulation, Monetary Policy Operations, Targeted Refinancing Lines
The panel discussion will explore policy options – large-scale asset purchases, long-term refinancing operations, collateral framework and prudential regulation – to green the financial system, as well as debate their feasibility and effectiveness. ... continue reading