The next IREF workshop will take place on the 6th of June co-organised and hosted by St. Mary’s University, London, in the Main Campus.
Attendance is free. Please, contact Prof. Enrico Colombatto for further information .
The workshop is scheduled to start at 10am.
The list of speakers and (...)
26 February 2015, 6pm, Royal Irish Academy, Dublin. Open to all. Prof. Enrico Colombatto, the Head of Research at IREF, will deliver a lecture on his analysis of the true shortcomings of contemporary Europe, far more important than the eurocrises. Prospects for the future will be (...)
On April 2nd 2014, in Paris, experts will gather to talk about the following topics:
> Centralization vs Decentralization: More Brussels or More Subsidiarity?
> Brain Drain vs. Incentives: Is Regaining Competitiveness The Key To Stop Our Most Talented From Leaving Europe?
> How To Move Forwards (...)
Institut de Recherches Economiques et Fiscales (IREF) in cooperation with Anglo-American University (AAU) is organizing a workshop on topical economic problems
Event coming up: Enrico Colombatto will intervene at the CISEPS Seminar in defence of free-market, on January 30th, 2014 in Milan. Here is reproduced the abstract of Enrico Colombatto’s talk.
We are pleased to announce the organisation of a workshop in Turin, on Friday 30 November 2012. (Download programme)
Hosted by Enrico Colombatto, Professor at the University of Turin and IREF Research Director, the event will take place from 10 am to 4 pm at the School of Economics and (...)
The European Resource Bank took place in Brussels (Sept 8-10) giving the opportunity to signal both the free-market movement’s steady growth and persistent opposition to EU encroachment on individual rights and liberties.
The global financial crisis engendered panic in politicians worldwide. The reaction of the G20 was to move towards harmonization of financial regulation, particularly through what they regarded as a strengthening of the Basel Accords. Yet the risk was that global regulations threaten to make (...)
The 2012 Summer University of the New Economics (33rd edition) in Aix-en-Provence ended on August 29. Concluding the event provided the opportunity to restate the participants’ firm commitment to the defense of liberty as a tenet of human (...)
The 6 and 7 of February IREF is organizing two conferences on the topic of tax solutions to go out of the crisis. The French, Italian and Swiss cases will be discussed by Victoria Curzon-Price, Professor at the University of Geneva, Enrico Colombatto, Professor at the University of Torino and (...)
IREF is presenting three original academic papers at the conference, related to local taxation and fiscal decentralisation:
Interactions Between Central and Local Governments - J.M. Josselin and Yvon Rocaboy, professors of economics at the University of Rennes (...)
Understanding the current crisis to find our way out: post welfare State - this is the topic of the 2011 Summer University in Aix-en-Provence, France.The Summer University of New Economics bring together social scientists, economists, lawyers, philosophers, and historians for three days to (...)
Conference organized by IREF and the French Taxpayers Association Contribuables Associés, November 25, 2010, Paris. For more information about this event click here.
IREF and Liberalni Institut organized an international conference on energy taxation.
The conference took place on Thursday September 30th, 2010 at 4:00 pm at the Congress Hall of the Czech National Bank. The participants discussed the nature and scope of energy taxation in Europe, its (...)
This event will be held on 1st of June in Paris. For further information, please donwload the attached file.
For the second time IREF is organizing a conference in Zurich, with the cooperation of the Swiss Liberales Institut. We chose this year to talk about the Flat Tax. We should remind here that the introduction of a flat tax in the European countries is one of our main proposals and in 2009, IREF (...)
IREF and Contribuables Associés has organised two conferences on pensions reform in Nice and Marseille. The speakers from Contribuables Associés - Benoîte Taffin and Alain Mathieu shared their point of view on the reform needed in France. Jacques Garello and Georges Lane has presented their (...)
IREF is organizing two conferences on the topic of pensions reform - the 30th of November in Nice and the 1st of December in Marseille.
Benoîte Taffin , Contribuables Associés
Alain Mathieu , Contribuables Associés
Jacques Garello and Georges Lane - authors of "Futur des (...)
In Lyon, Pierre Garello and Jean-Philippe Delsol presented the well-known book by Hall and Rabuschka, translated and edited by IREF. Read more about this book here.
What is in danger today - the climat or our liberty? The Czech President Vaclav Klaus makes the case that policies being proposed to address global warming are not justified by current science and are, in fact, a dangerous threat to freedom and prosperity around the world. IREF is editing the (...)
IREF and Liberales Institut organised together this conference on fiscal competition. Introduction: Pierre Bessard, Liberales Institut Serge Tabery, IREF
Lecturers: Prof. Lars P. Feld, University of Heidelberg Prof. Hans Geiger, University of Zürich Dr. Konrad Hummler, President of Swiss (...)
The Institute for Research in Economic and Fiscal Issues (IREF) and the Council on Public Policy jointly hold a symposium on "Fiscal Competition for an Accountable Government" in Berlin on November 9, 2007. Victoria Curzon-Price (University of Geneva), Charles B. Blankart (Humboldt University, (...)
The winners of the 2007 IREF Essay Contest, Ms. Julia Toser from Hungary and Mr. Massimiliano Trovato from Italy received their awards on official ceremony in Prague on April 18. The event was part of the Prague Conference on Political Economy (PCPE), organized by the Economics University. The (...)
The European Fiscal Mosaic
Pr. Victoria Curzon-Price, University of Geneva
Pierre Bessard, Institut Constant de Rebecque, Switzerland
Me Jean-Philippe Delsol, IREF
Pr. G. Bramoullé, Paul Cézanne University, Aix-en-Provence
The future of fiscal policy in the EU: harmonization, (...)
Those arguments, as the reader will discover, are not always economic in nature. Indeed, besides exploring the (in)efficiency of wealth taxes (and, in particular, how it affects economic growth), it is essential to discuss its ethical and sociological (...)
The topic of the conference was the relationship between taxation and justice. We had the pleasure to present on this meeting our 2005 Essay Contest’s winners and their work.