Inequality is one of the global challenges of our times. This phenomenon is increasingly driven by the ability of people and companies to move their wealth and profits across national borders. What is the role of fiscal policy in dealing with this challenge, both within countries and internationally? How might new data sources inform the debate?
This conference brought together leading researchers and policymakers to discuss recent research on making tax systems more equitable at a global scale, including:
- Taxation of high-net-worth individuals, including wealth taxation;
- Tax transparency, beneficial ownership, offshoring and tax havens;
- Taxes on multinationals and large corporations, including BEPS pillar I and II;
The keynote address was delivered by Professor Gabriel Zucman, Associate professor of economics, University of California, Berkeley (online). The conference featured research presentations and academic discussions, and a special policy session featuring presentations from policymakers and practitioners on tax policy and lessons learned.