Global Tax Policy Center Fireside Chats
The WU Global Tax Policy Center at the Institute for Austrian and International Tax Law initiated a new series of tax policy discussions between Prof. Jeffrey Owens and leading players in the field of tax policy.
These "Tax Policy Fire Side Chats" will focus on issues which are currently preoccupying governments, business and civil society and will enable a wide audience to participate in these policy debates.
For all FSC from 2017 and later please refer to this link.
"Challenges of Scrutineering Entities: Fireside Chat with Inspectors General, Ombuds, and Advocates", Nina E. Olson and Tax Ombuds, 13.03.2017, on the occasion of the "2nd International Conference on Taxpayer Rights"
"BEPS: The End or the Beginning?", Christian Kaeser 22.02.2017,
"Future Directions of the UN Tax Committee", Stig Sollund, 10.02.2016
"The Role of Taxpayers' Rights in 21st Century Tax Administration", Philip Baker, QC and Nina Olson, 01.10.2015
"Can Income Tax Survive Globalization?", Reuven Avi-Yonah (University of Michigan, Michigan Law), 05.06.15
"Tax & Technology: Exploiting New Frontiers", Jeff Westphal (CEO, Vertex) and Michael D'Ascenzo (School of Taxation and Business Law, UNSW), 13.04.2015
“Beyond BEPS: The OECD’s Wider Tax Agenda”, Pascal Saint-Amans, (Director, Tax Policy Center OECD), 16.12.2015
“Inequality & Taxation”, Eric Zolt, Michael H. Schill Distinguished Professor of Law at UCLA and former U.S. Treasury Department official), 15.12.2015
“The Digital Economy: A New Opportunity to Reconsider Some Basic Tax Concepts”Walter Hellerstein (Distinguished Research Professor at Georgia Law Faculty), 25.09.2015
"Is Tax a Pillar for Development?", Richard Stern (World Bank), 04.03.2015
"Tax and Crime: Is There a Middle Ground for Cooperation?", Rick Mcdonell (Executive Secretary of the Financial Action Task Force (FATF)), 28.05.2014
"Giving Developing Countries a Voice in the International Tax Debate", together with Michael Lennard (Chief, International Tax Cooperation Section at UN), 20.11.2013
"Emerging International Tax Policy Issues in a Post BEPS World", together with Michael Sell, Director General at the Federal Ministry of Finance - Tax Department (Germany), 18.10.2013
"The Chinese Perspective of Global and Domestic Tax Policy Issues", together with Xiong Wei (Wuhan University), Yansheng Zhu (Xiamen University) and Bristar Cao (Central University of Finance and Economics (CUFE)), 27.05.2013
"Promoting Growth-Friendly Tax Policies in the EU and Beyond", together with Dr. Vieri Ceriani, State Secretary to the Treasury, Italy, 18.01.2013
"The New Politics of Tax Administration", together with David A. Harnett, former Permanent Secretary for Tax at HM Revenue and Customs (HMRC), 16.11.2012
"Prospects for US Tax Reform", together with David Rosenbloom, Professor at NYU, 20.09.2012