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CEPS-EconPol Europe Lunch Debate

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

10 July 2020, Online Event

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 joint lunch debate with CEPS, we are delighted to present the latest research into this area. We will be joined by İrem Güçeri (EconPol Europe, Saïd Business School at the University of Oxford), Ruzica Rakic (DG Research & Innovation, European Commission) and journalist Jennifer Baker 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? 

POLICY REPORT: Supporting Firm Innovation and R&D: What is the Optimal Policy Mix?

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2nd CESifo-EconPol Europe Workshop on Public Policy Evaluation and Optimal Policy Design

Call for Papers | Submission Deadline 15 July 2020

15–16 October 2020 , ifo Institute, Munich, Germany

The second CESifo – EconPol Europe Workshop will take place at the ifo Institute in Munich on 15-16 October. The workshop will bring together junior and senior researchers whose research focuses on public policy evaluation (ex post or ex ante simulations) as well as optimal policy design, covering one of EconPol Europe’s research areas.

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