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Oxford University Centre for Business Taxation

Academic Symposium 2018

Time: 
09:00, 27 Jun 2018 to 14:00, 29 Jun 2018
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Location: 
Saïd Business School
Address: 
Park End Street, Oxford, OX1 1HP, UK
Facilitator: 
John Vella
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The twelfth annual symposium of the Oxford University Centre for Business Taxation will take place at Saïd Business School in Oxford, from 9am on Wednesday 27 to 2pm on Friday 29 June 2018. 

Programme

Wednesday 27 June

08:30 - 09:00 Registration
09:00 - 09:50

Dhammika Dharmapal University of Chicago
A Bunching Approach to Measuring Multinational Profit Shifting
With Shafik Hebous, IMF

Discussant: Irem Guçeri, Oxford University Centre for Business Taxation

09:50 - 10:40

Daniel Shaviro, New York University 
The New Non-Territorial US International Tax System

Discussant: Mindy Herzfeld, University of Florida

10:40 - 11:10 Coffee
11:10 - 12:00

Eric Zwick, Unversity of Chicago
Capitalists in the Twenty-First Century
WIth Matthew Smith, US Treasury Department, Danny Yagan, UC Berkeley and Owen Zidar, University of Chicago

Discusant: Daniel Reck, London School of Economics and Political Science

 

12:00 - 12:50

William C. Boning, University of Michigan
Norderfriedrichskoog! Tax Havens, Tax Competition and the Introduction of a Minimum Tax Rate
With Joel Slemrod, University of Michigan and Robert Ullmann, University of Augsburg

Discussant: Simone Traini, University of Warwick
 

12:50 - 14:30 Lunch
14:30 - 15:20 Mazhar Waseem, University of Manchester
Information, Asymmetric Incentives, or Withholding? Understanding the Self-Enforcement of Value-Added Tax

Discussant: Michael Stimmelmayer, ETH Zurich

15:20 - 16:10

Rita de la Feria, University of Leeds
Tax Fraud and the Rule of Law

Discussant: Stephen Daly, University of Birmingham

16: - 17:00

Claudio Agostini, Universidad Adolfo Ibañnez
Firms Response to Tax Enforcement through Audits 
With Juan Pablo Atal, University of Pennsylvania and Andrea Repetto, Universidad Adolfo Ibañez

Discussant: Axel Prettl, University of Tübingen

19:00 Drinks reception in the Fellows' Garden followed by dinner in the Dining Hall, Exeter College

 

Thursday 28 June

09:00 - 09:50

Travis Chow, SIngapore Management University
U.S. Firms on Foreign (Tax) Holidays
With Jeffrey L. Hoopes, University of North Carolina and Edward L. Mayhew, University of North Carolina

Discussant: Jennifer Blouin, University of Pennsylvania

09:50 - 10:40

Eric Zolt, University of California Los Angeles
Tax Treaties and Developing Countries 

Discussant: Stephen Shay, Harvard University

10:40 - 11:10 Coffee
11:10 - 12:00

Jan Emanuel De Neve, University of Oxford

Behavioral Insights and Tax Compliance: Evidence from Large-Scale Field Experiments in Belgium

Discussant: Robert Ullmann, University of Augsburg

12:00 - 12:50

Benjamin Alarie, University of Toronto
Using Machine Learning to Predict Outcomes in Tax Law
With Anthony Niblett, University of Toronto and Albert H. Yoon, University of Toronto

Discussant: Michael Blackwell, London School of Economics and Political Science

12:50 - 14:30 Lunch
14:30 - 15:20

Johannes Becker, Universityof Münster
Taxation and the Allocation of Risk within the Multinational Firm
WIth Niels Johannesen, University of Copenhagen and Nadine Riedel, Ruhr University

DIscussant: Martin Simmler, Oxford University Centre for Business Taxation

15:20 - 16:10

Benedikt Zoller-Rydzek, ETH Zurich
Decomposing the Margins of Transfer Pricing
With Andrea Lassman, ETH Zurich

Discussant: Alfons Weichenrieder, Goethe University Frankfurt

18:00 Boat Trip on the River Thames with a meal, Salter's Steamers, Folly Bridge

 

Friday 29 June

09:00 - 09:50

Thomas Rasmusen Tørsløv, University of Copenhagen
The Missing Profits of Nations
With Ludwig Weir, University of Copenhagen and Gabriel Zucman, UC Berkeley

Discussant: Laura Kawano, University of Michigan

09:50 - 10:40

Ilan Benshalom, Hebrew University
The rise of inequality and the fall of tax equity

Discussant: Wei Cui, University of British Colombia

10:40 - 11:10 Coffee
11:10 - 12:00

Jing Xing, Shanghai Jiao Tong University
Do Executives Bear Corporate Taxes?

Discussant: Doina Radulescu, University of Bern

12:00 - 12:50

Max Risch, Universityof Michigan
Do Pass-Through Owners Pass Tax Burdens Through to the Workers? Responses of S-Corporation Owners and Workers to Changes in the Top Marginal Tax Rates

Discussant: Michael Devereux, Oxford University Centre for Business Taxation

12:50 Conference close followed by Lunch

If you have any questions about the academic content of the symposium, please contact the symposium convenor, John Vella. For questions regarding the logistics, please contact the events team.

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