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Workshop on Economics of Taxation: «Inequality in a Globalized World: A Challenge for Taxation»

Keynote speaker: Michael Devereux (University of Oxford)

Keynote speaker: Camille Landais (London School of Economics)

Inicio: junio 13, 2017 Final: junio 14, 2017

Sala de Juntes - Faculty of Economics and Business. University of Barcelona. Avenue Diagonal, 696 - Barcelona


Rising levels of income and wealth inequality are a challenge for tax design. At the same time, greater mobility of capital, but also of individuals, undermines the capacity of the public sector to collect taxes. Inequality and globalization reinforce each other, which inevitably calls for the adoption of a broader approach to tax design, including tax enforcement policies. In this regard, globalization might require further efforts between countries to harmonize statutory tax parameters or to fight the negative effects of avoidance practices like physical mobility and profit shifting by multinationals, among others. Needless to say, though, there is still room for the analysis of public policies within a country, for example, regarding the design and level of unemployment benefits, the pros and cons of regional tax decentralization, or the relevance and effects of tax avoidance and evasion practices, among others.
The aim of this workshop is to bring together scholars currently working on these topics either from an analytical or from an empirical perspective. The workshop will run for 1 & ½ day and will include 12 papers.

We would like to inform you that the Workshop on Political Economy & and Fiscal Federalism «Economic shocks, government quality and political disintegration» will take place during this week, June 15-16, 2017.

Instituciones organizadoras

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Keynote Speakers

Michael Devereux (University of Oxford)
Camille Landais (London School of Economics)
More information

Regarding the length of the presentations, each presentation will last around 45 minutes that will be distributed in the following way:
-30 minutes devoted to the presentation of the paper
-5-10 minutes of discussion
-5 minutes of open floor discussion


Alejandro Esteller-Moré (Universitat de Barcelona & IEB)
Dirk Foremny (Universitat de Barcelona & IEB)
Amedeo Piolatto (Universitat de Barcelona & IEB)

Topics of interest

Evaluation of tax reforms

Optimal taxation

Profit Shifting

Tax competition

Corporate income taxation

Wealth Taxation

Behavioural models of taxation

Tax enforcement

Tax compliance

Tax harmonization

Tax Heavens

Unemployment Benefits


Submission of papers: April 7, 2017

Acceptance of papers: April 21, 2017

Registration: April 24 to June 9, 2017


Manuscripts must be submitted by email ( in PDF format indicating in the subject the name of the workshop (‘Political Economy & Fiscal Federalism’).
We will provide accommodation, coffee breaks and lunches for presenters.

Registration for non-presenters

Registration is required to attend the workshop.
Due to the limited number of available seats, we will only confirm you your registration by June 1st.