Upcoming events

EconPol Parliamentary Dinner | EEAG Report 2020 | Fair Taxation in a Mobile World

2 March 2020, Brussels

This invitation-only dinner presents the 19th edition of the European Economic Advisory Group (EEAG) report on the European Economy. Experts from EconPol Europe and the EEAG will present the report to members of the European Parliament and provide expert insight and analysis of its findings and proposals.

This event is strictly by invitation only. For further information contact Juliet Shaw at shaw@econpol.eu

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EconPol Session on Closing Tax Loopholes, CEPS Ideas Lab

5-6 March 2020, CEPS, Brussels, Belgium

Recent proposals of the OECD and the EU have taken a tougher stance on aggressive tax planning by multinationals. The dependence on physical presence for the establishment of a taxable nexus, which is a main feature of the existing tax framework, poses a great challenge for the taxation of cross-border transactions of, but not only, digital businesses. This EconPol Europe Lab Session will discuss the opportunities and risks of recent policy initiatives such as the European Commission’s Digital Services Tax proposals. Can these proposals deliver what they promise – do they close the current loopholes in the tax system? What are the costs to competition and economic welfare in general and can such proposals find support amongst all member states?

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CEPS-EconPol Europe Lunch Debate

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

16 March 2020, CEPS, Brussels, Belgium

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?

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