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Business Taxation CEPR workshop 14-15 February 2020

The CEPR and the University of St Gallen is co-hosting a workshop on Business Taxation on 14 - 15 February 2020.

The workshop will take place on Friday-Saturday, 14-15 February 2020 and is hosted by the University of St Gallen, Switzerland.

The workshop aims to bring together researchers with a focus on business taxation. We aim at a mix of theoretical and empirical studies that explore the effects of business taxation on firm-level decisions and aggregate economic performance. The themes below are indicative:

  • Firm-level effects on investment, R&D and employment
  • Financial decisions and organisational choice
  • Location choice, outsourcing, profit shifting, tax competition
  • Internal capital and labour markets and firm-level productivity
  • Tax compliance and digital transformation
  • Heterogeneous tax effects on entrepreneurial and managerial firms
  • Taxation of excess business profit, mark-ups and competition
  • Taxation of the financial sector
  • Macroeconomic impact of business tax reform
  • Design of business tax reform

Keynote speakers

Alan Auerbach, University of California at Berkeley, Robert D Burch Center of Tax Policy and Public Finance; and 
Michael Devereux, Oxford University Centre for Business Taxation and CEPR.

Further information on the workshop can be found on the University of St Gallen website.