The Netherlands plays a central role in the global tax avoidance industry by offering a combination of domestic legislation and fiscal infrastructure that facilitates international tax planning. Although there has been a surge of public debate on tax justice issues such as financial secrecy, capital flight and campaigns for fairer tax systems, research to assess the impact of the governance gap surrounding tax is lagging behind. This seminar on June 8th invites researchers, journalists and NGOs to discuss the current state of affairs by presenting facts and figures, mapping policy proposals and the political debate, and identifying future research prospects within and outside of academia.

This seminar on 8 June invites researchers, journalists and NGOs to discuss the current state of affairs by presenting facts and figures, mapping policy proposals and the political debate, and identifying future research prospects within and outside of academia

The aim of the seminar is for different stakeholders (NGOs, journalists and academics) to exchange information and identify possible synergies, as well as to put tax justice on the agenda of the relevant academic disciplines of law, political sciences and economics.

Three panels will provide short presentations on the relevant topics, followed by questions from seminar participants and panel lists. The final panel will identify research gaps and discuss possible future strategies with the aim of linking the research and policy agendas.

All participants are invited for closing drinks from 18.00 onwards.

The seminar is free of charge, however, for internal planning purposes please register by sending an e-mail to info@somo.nl whether you will join the seminar and/or the drinks afterwards.

8 June 2012
14.00-18.00
University of Amsterdam

Location
Room A0.08
Oude Manhuispoort 4-6
1012CN Amsterdam

  • Moderator: Rens van Tilburg, SOMO/Sustainable Finance Lab
  • Speakers:

Ronen Palan, University of Birmingham

Rodrigo Fernandez, SOMO/University of Amsterdam

Gaby de Groot, Het Financieele Dagblad

 

Nick Shaxson (tbc), author Treasure Islands

Katrin McGauran, researcher, SOMO

Javier Pereira, Eurodad

Koos de Bruijn, Coordinator Tax Justice Netherlands

Ewald Engelen, University of Amsterdam

Kees van der Pijl, University of Sussex

Ronan Palan, University of Birmingham

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