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 Management, Corso Unione Sovietica 218 bis. Four papers will be presented, each followed by Q & A (...)
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 next crisis truly global in effect. Harmonized regulations actually produce in some countries a (...)
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 dignity.
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 Jean-Philippe Delsol, lawyer specialized in taxation. Closing remarks by Jacques Garello, Professor (...)
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 1.
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 discuss recent developments and put forth tangible proposals without regard to artificial or (...)
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 economic ground and future development. Lecturers were Pierre Garello, Miroslav Zají?ek, Michael Fehn (...)
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 translated and published in French language the well known book on the flat tax from Alvin Rabushka (...)
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 recently published by IREF book on pensions reform "Futur des retraites et retraites du futur" (...)
IREF is organizing two conferences on the topic of pensions reform - the 30th of November in Nice and the 1st of December in Marseille. Speakers : Benoîte Taffin , Contribuables Associés Alain Mathieu , Contribuables Associés Jacques (...)
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 (...)
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 (...)
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, Berlin), Michael Eilfort (Stiftung Marktwirtschaft, Berlin) and Lars Feld (University of Heidelberg) (...)
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 two essays on the topic of European tax have been published in IREF Monographs (...)
The European Fiscal Mosaic Speakers: 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, flat tax or fiscal federalism Pr. Lars Feld, Professor of Economics, Marburg Univeristy, (...)
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 dimensions.
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.