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Monday 1st March 2010

Opening Session

Opening of the Conference pdfby Algirdas Šemeta , EU Commissioner for Taxation and Customs Union

Opening Speech pdf(28 kB)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?pdf(98 kB) 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 Reformspdf(3.77 Mb) 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?pdf(164 kB) by Wolfgang Eggert, Professor at University of Paderborn

Simulations of the Economic Effects of Consumption and Income Tax Reformspdf(125 kB) 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 Anderssonpdf(14 kB) (Chairman of the Tax Policy Group at BUSINESSEUROPE), Anne Demelenne pdf(29 kB)(General Secretary of the Belgian trade union ABVV/FGTB), and Stephen Matthews pdf(516 kB)(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 assessmentpdf(594 kB), by Ruud de Mooij, Head of Sector atCPB Netherlands and Professor at Erasmus University Rotterdam

Taxing the Financial Sectorpdf(442 kB), by Geoff Lloyd, Advisor at OECD

Discussion and questions with the floor, Moderator: Christa Randzio-Plath, University of Hamburg

Conclusions Choose translations of the previous link  by Algirdas Šemeta, EU Commissioner for Taxation and Customs Union