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 firstname.lastname@example.org whether you will join the seminar and/or the drinks afterwards.
8 June 2012
University of Amsterdam
Oude Manhuispoort 4-6
- Moderator: Rens van Tilburg, SOMO/Sustainable Finance Lab
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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