***Postponed*** CEPS-EconPol Europe Lunch Debate

Tax Incentives for Research and Development: Is There an Optimal Policy Mix?


CEPS, Place du Congrès 1, B-1000, Brussels, Belgium

Due to ongoing concerns over the COVID-19 virus and associated limitations on travel, this event has been postponed. The new date will be confirmed in due course. We apologize for any inconvenience. 

Using the tax system to support research and development has become a very popular policy tool. Many countries are implementing incentives such as tax credits, patent boxes and direct subsidies to stimulate new R&D. But is there really a causal relationship between these policies and the R&D spending done by the businesses receiving the incentives? And if so, is this R&D productive, and does it have an impact on the wider economy?

For our third lunch debate, we are delighted to present the latest research into this area, from Saïd Business School at the University of Oxford. We bring together the authors of the research with experts from government and business to ask: is there an optimal policy mix for incentivizing R&D?

VIDEO: Panelist and co-author of the research İrem Güçeri explains the background to her work: Supporting Firm Innovation in R&D: What is the Optimal Policy Mix? 

Host: Cinzia Alcidi (CEPS, Brussels; EconPol Europe)

Moderator: Jennifer Baker


Irem Guceri (University of Oxford, EconPol Europe)

Gianmarco Monsellato (Deloitte EU Tax Policy)

Third panelist TBC

Participation in this event free of charge. A sandwich lunch will be served from 12.30 onwards.


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12:30  – 13:15  

Sandwich lunch

13:15 – 13.20    

Introduction and welcome

Cinzia Alcidi  (CEPS, EconPol Europe)
13:20 – 14:00     

Panel discussion

Moderator: Jennifer Baker

Irem Guceri (University of Oxford, EconPol Europe)

Gianmarco Monsellato (Deloitte EU Tax Policy)

Third panelist TBC


Questions and answers




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