Institute for Research in Economic and Fiscal issues

IREF Europe - Institute for Research in Economic and Fiscal issues

Fiscal competition
and economic freedom


Institute and Experts

The Institute for Research in Economic and Fiscal Issues was founded in 2002 by representatives of the civil society coming from the academic and business world and willing to establish an efficient platform to investigate fiscal and taxation questions. As a matter of fact, taxation may be considered as a many-faceted issue and existing studies are mostly incomplete if not biased. The need to explore systematically and completely the question was obvious to IREF’s founding members. It can be asserted that this need has also an emergency aspect. Tax studies can no longer ignore the globalisation process and the consequences of this evolution on the magnitude of tax competition.
Nowadays IREF’s research interests are numerous and range from taxation to education, from public spending to housing, from health care to retirement. Policy makers are currently under the strain of two opposite forces: centralisation and harmonization on one hand, devolution and competition and globalization on the other hand. Eager to cross knowledge from economics, statistics, law studies and politics, IREF seeks to create a starting place for thoughts and proposals about various economic policies. In order to achieve its goals, IREF is editing books, reports and academic studies. IREF’s experts are covering the European current events related to taxation and economic policy and you can find every week on our website their comments and analysis.

Board of Directors

Jean-Philippe Delsol (Chairman) – Lawyer, Delsol Avocats, Lyon, expert for international taxation

Enrico ColombattoProfessor of Economics at the Università di Torino

Michael von Liechtenstein – President of the Board of Directors of Industrie- und Finanzkontor, Liechtenstein

Strategic Committee

Paul Beaumartin – Entrepreneur

Enrico ColombattoProfessor of Economics at the Università di Torino

Victoria Curzon-Price – Professor (Emeritus) of Economics at the l’Université de Genève, former president of the Mont Pelerin Society

Jean-Philippe Delsol (Chairman) – Lawyer, Delsol Avocats, Lyon, expert for international taxation

Jacques Garello -Professor (Emeritus) of Economics at the Aix-Marseille Université and president of ALEPS (Association pour la liberté économique et le progress social)

Pierre Garello – Professor of Economics at the Aix-Marseille Université, director of the Institute for Economic Studies and Editor-in-Chief of the Journal des économistes et des études humaines

Michael von Liechtenstein – President of the Board of Directors of Industrie- und Finanzkontor, Liechtenstein

Alain Mathieu – President of Contribuables Associés

Jiri Schwarz – Director of the Centre for Economic and Market Analyses, Prague

Senior Fellow DACH

Alexander FinkEconomistat the Institute for Economic Policies of the University of Leipzig

Senior Fellow Great Britain

Mario PezzinoLecturer at the University of Manchester

Directing Manager France

Nicolas LecaussinAuthor IREF France

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