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Academic Seminar "The Role and Design of Tax Treaties in a Global Integrated Economy", 6. February 2018

The In­sti­tute for Aus­trian and In­ter­na­tional Tax Law Vi­enna in co­oper­a­tion with the WU Global Tax Policy Center are or­gan­iz­ing an aca­demic sem­inar on the Role and Design of Tax Treat­ies in a Global In­teg­rated Economy.

This one-day sem­inar on "The role and design of tax treat­ies in a global in­teg­rated economy" will take place on 6 Feb­ru­ary 2018 in LC.0.200 on WU Cam­pus, Vi­enna, Aus­tria. We aim to con­struct it as a way to provide an op­por­tun­ity for in­ter­-dis­cip­lin­ary dis­cus­sions on the cur­rent re­search for tax treat­ies. The event will bring to­gether lead­ing tax ex­perts rep­res­ent­ing aca­demia, pub­lic in­sti­tu­tions, and prac­ti­tion­ers from around the globe.

The latest devel­op­ments on the in­ter­na­tional agenda have pro­found im­plic­a­tions on the shape of the tax treaty net­work across the board. On the one hand, many coun­tries have already com­mit­ted to amend their tax treat­ies by sign­ing the Mul­ti­lat­eral In­stru­ment and on the other, some coun­tries are be­com­ing more and more skep­tical about en­ter­ing into tax treat­ies. The time is ripe to take stock of the tax treaty net­work, both from a legal and an eco­nomic per­spect­ive, to assess what the fu­ture for tax treat­ies may be.


Ex­perts and/or re­search­ers in law and/or eco­nom­ics are in­vited to sub­mit their pa­per pro­pos­als on one of three top­ics:

  1. Mod­ern Legal Per­spect­ives on Tax Treat­ies.

  2. Mod­ern Eco­nomic Per­spect­ives on Tax Treat­ies.

  3. Look­ing For­ward – the Fu­ture of Tax Treat­ies.

(See the draft agenda for a short de­scrip­tion of each topic.)

Your pa­per pro­posal should in­clude the fol­low­ing de­tails:
  • Title of the pa­per;

  • Au­thors(s) brief pro­fes­sional bio and con­tact de­tails;

  • An ab­stract of between 200-500 words of the con­tents of the pro­posed pa­per in­clud­ing its find­ings; and

  • Status of the pa­per (for example, whether it is part of on­go­ing re­search or whether it has been pre­vi­ously pub­lished, etc.)

Pro­pos­als should be sub­mit­ted on­line or sent to pro­ject co­ordin­ator, Melody Ishin Hsiao with the sub­ject ‘The Role and Design of Tax Treat­ies in a Global In­teg­rated Economy- Call for Pa­pers 2018’ by end of the day on Fri­day, 17 Novem­ber 2017 (Cent­ral European Time).

Se­lec­tion of Pa­pers

Fol­low­ing a double blind peer re­view of sub­mis­sions, the or­gan­iz­ing com­mit­tee will ad­vise you of its de­cision by 18 Decem­ber 2017. Full pa­pers should then be sub­mit­ted by 31 Janu­ary 2018. Par­ti­cipants se­lec­ted to present pa­pers will be ex­pec­ted to cover their own costs. All se­lec­ted pa­pers will be shared be­fore the meet­ing (as con­fid­en­tial drafts) so that all par­ti­cipants can con­trib­ute and provide valu­able feed­back.

Re­gister for the Sem­inar

(Dead­line of re­gis­tra­tion: Janu­ary 15, 2018)

Sub­mit your pa­per on­line

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