Current research and networking opportunities at FairTax conference in Brno

[2017-04-05] On March 9-10, 2017, the FairTax project hosted a special session, “Fair and Sustainable Taxation“ at the conference Enterprise and Competitive Environment 2017 held by the Faculty of Business and Economics (FBE) at Mendel University in Brno.

Keynote Giorgia Maffini (Deputy Head of the Tax Policy and Statistics Division Centre for Tax Policy and Administration, OECD)

The special session was organised by Danuše Nerudová and her research group at the Department of Accounting and Taxes, Mendel University in Brno and by Margit Schratzenstaller from the Austrian Institute of Economic Research WIFO Vienna (Austria).

Around 50 participants attended the special session creating a successful meeting point between the FairTax project and the Coffers project. COFFERS (Combating Fiscal Fraud and Empowering Regulators) is a H2020 funded project which focuses on tax regulation and its impact (for more info, go to the Coffers project website: http://coffers.eu/) Researchers from COFFERS presented their current research at the session, and that illuminated possible connections between the two projects.

Brigitte Unger and Richard Murphy (the COFFERS project), Margit Schratzenstaller (session organiser and the FairTax project), Åsa Gunnarsson (the FairTax project), Brigitte Young (University of Münster)

Paper presentations

Several researchers from the FairTax project presented papers at the conference:

Dennis de Widt (University of Exeter Business School)

- Dennis de Widt (University of Exeter Business School) presented a paper co-written together with Lynne Oats and Emer Mulligan: Cooperative Compliance: Tax Administration and Taxpayers Working Together?

- Nimmo Elmi (Linköping University) presented her ongoing studies on the Kenyan tax system in her paper: The Digitalization of Tax Compliance.

- Lotta Björklund Larsen (Linköping University) presented the paper: What Tax Morale? A Moral Anthropological Stance on a Swedish Cooperative Compliance Project. At the conference, Lotta Björklund Larsen could also announce her newly released book “Shaping taxpayers : values in action at the Swedish tax agency“.

Nimmo Elmi (Linköping University)

- Alexander Krenek (WIFO) presented a paper co-written with Margit Schratzenstaller: Sustainability-oriented Future EU Funding: A European Net Wealth Tax.

- Marian Dobranschi (Mendel University in Brno) presented a paper co-written with Danuše Nerudová and Veronika Solilová: Sustainability-oriented Future EU Funding: A Fuel Tax.

- Fanny Dellinger (WIFO) presented a paper co-written with Margit Schratzenstaller: Sustainability-oriented Future EU Funding: A European Nuclear Power Tax.

Ann Mumford (King’s College London)

- Ann Mumford (King’s College London) presented her paper: Tax, the Environment and Sustainability.

- Ulrike Spangenberg (Umeå University) presented her paper: 20 Years past Amsterdam: Concepts and Mechanisms to Achieve Fair and Sustainable Taxation.

- Martin Eriksson (Umeå University) presented a paper co-written with Åsa Gunnarsson: Eliminating the Secondary Earner Bias. Policy Lessons from the Introduction of Partial Individual Taxation in Sweden in 1971.

Session organiser Danuše Nerudová and Maciej Cieślukowski (Poznań University of Economics and Business)

- Petr Rozmahel and David Hampel  (Mendel University) presented the paper aimed at the Measurement of the sustainability of the taxation system written together with Danuše Nerudová and Jitka Janová

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