Monday 1st March 2010
Opening of the Conference by Algirdas emeta , EU Commissioner for Taxation and Customs Union
Opening Speech by Sharon Bowles, Chairwoman of the European Parliament's Committee on Economic and Monetary Affairs
Opening Speech by Carlos Ocaña, Spanish Secretary of State for Finance
Session: What is to be learned from the crisis for tax policy?
Chair: Nikki Tait, Financial Times
Introduction by the Chair
Re-launching the Single Market : the Tax Policy Dimension by Mario Monti, President of Bocconi University
Why and how should taxation policy be reformed to prevent future crises? by Michael Keen, Assistant Director at International Monetary Fund
Discussion and questions with the floor - Moderator: Nikki Tait, Financial Times
Conclusions by the Chair
Tuesday 2nd March 2010
Opening of the second day by Walter Deffaa, Director General for Taxation and Customs Union, European Commission
Morning session: How to reform tax policies in the present context?
Chair: Stephen Bill, Seconded Head of Unit, Taxation and Customs Union, European Commission
The Political Economy of Tax Reforms by Micael Castanheira, Professor at the Solvay Brussels School of Economics and Management
Adequate Frameworks for negotiating tax reforms: what can we learn from the economic literature? by Wolfgang Eggert, Professor at University of Paderborn
Simulations of the Economic Effects of Consumption and Income Tax Reforms by George Zodrow, Professor at Rice University in Texas
What to tax and how to tax? From the Meade Report to the Mirrlees Review by Tim Besley, Professor at London School of Economics
Discussion and questions with the floor - Moderator: Stephen Bill, European Commission
With introductory comments by Krister Andersson (Chairman of the Tax Policy Group at BUSINESSEUROPE), Anne Demelenne (General Secretary of the Belgian trade union ABVV/FGTB), and Stephen Matthews (Chief Tax Economist at the OECD)
Conclusions by the Chair
Afternoon session: Which possible reforms for tax policy?
Chair: Christa Randzio-Plath, University of Hamburg.
Property and Land Taxation: an assessment by Ian Roxan, Professor at London School of Economics and Political Sciences
Carbon Tax: an assessment, by Ruud de Mooij, Head of Sector atCPB Netherlands and Professor at Erasmus University Rotterdam
Taxing the Financial Sector, by Geoff Lloyd, Advisor at OECD
Discussion and questions with the floor, Moderator: Christa Randzio-Plath, University of Hamburg
Conclusions by Algirdas emeta, EU Commissioner for Taxation and Customs Union