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Vanessa Ogle (University of Pennsylvania), USA; Institute for European Global Studies at the University of Basel; Department of History and the Cluster of Excellence "Asia and Europe in a Global Context" at Heidelberg University; Laureate Research Program

December 01-03, 2016
Global Histories of Taxation and State Finances Since the Late 19th Century
Basel, Gellertstrasse 27, Institute for European Global Studies, Switzerland
Tiopics and questions: - Acceptance of and support for high taxation levels throughout the 20th century, - Anti- or low-tax movements, - Taxation and inequality, - Transitions from colonial to post-colonial tax and revenue systems, from tariffs to income and other taxes, - Tax evasion, tax avoidance, tax havens, - International and multilateral efforts to combat tax avoidance and evasion, - "Tax density" and difficulties of collecting revenue and enforcing taxation, - Taxes and "social contracts" in authoritarian and dictatorial regimes, - Multilateral, bilateral, and other efforts to combat tax avoidance, - Accounting standards and corporate/multinational tax avoidance, - "Race to the bottom" dynamics of global competition for corporate tax profits, - Historically different concepts for allocating business profits among tax jurisdictions: country-by-country reporting of taxes, worldwide income, etc., - "Tax missions" to the third world as part of dollar diplomacy and financial missions, - Restructuring fiscal systems in the third world as part of development and/or austerity politics, before and after the ???Washington Consensus??, - Historically shifting attitudes towards deficits, taxation, and austerity: what are acceptable deficit levels, and how are deficits to be reduced? - Alternative sources of state finances: government loans and bond issues. [gem?_?? den Informationen des Anbieters - according to site editor's information]
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