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Who We Are

Tuesday 5 March 2013

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

Jean-François Aubry - Controller

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

Scientific Committee

Jean-François Aubry - Controller

Enrico Colombatto (Chairman) Professor of Economics at the Università di Torino

Paul Beaumartin – Entrepreneur

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

Jean-Philippe Delsol – 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

Karen HornEconomist, publicist and lecturer for the history of economic thought at the University of Erfurt

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

Fabian KurzEconomist

Research Fellow Great Britain

Fabian KurzEconomist

Managing Director France

Nicolas LecaussinAuthor IREF France

IREF Research Fellows

Stefano Adamo, Banja Luka University
Julian Arndts, BiTS – Business and Information Technology
Leonardo Baggiani, Independent Scholar
Sergio Beraldo, University of Naples Federico II
Peter Bolcha, Anglo-American University (Prague)
Riccardo de Caria, University of Torino
George Chkhikvadze, University of Georgia
Luigi Curini, Università degli Studi di Milano
Annabelle Doerr, Berkley Univ. (USA)
Pablo Duarte, Flossbach von Storch Research Institute
Yulie Foka-Kavalieraki, National & Kapodistrian University of Athens
Aristides N. Hatzis, National & Kapodistrian University of Athens
Marek Hudik, Prague University of Economics and Business
Kalle Kappner, Humboldt University
Gordon Kerr, Cobden Partners
Anna-Maria Kohnke, University of Manchester
Mohamed Moutii, Independent Scholar
Christian Nasulea, University of Bucharest
Sarah Necker, University of Freiburg (Germany) and Walter Eucken Institute
Cavin O’Driscoll, Cobden Partners
Pavel Peterka, Jan Evangelista Purkyně University in Ústí nad Labem and Institute for Social and Economic Research (Prague)
Francesco Ramella, Independent Scholar
Ales Rod, Institute for Social and Economic Research (Prague)
Radek Sobehart, Jan Evangelista Purkyně University in Ústí nad Labem and Institute for Social and Economic Research (Prague)
Petr Specian, Prague University of Economics and Business
Diana Spinu-Nasulea, University of Bucharest
David Stadelmann, University of Bayreuth
Gustavo Torrens, Indiana University (USA)
Massimiliano Trovato, King’s College (London)
Akaki Tsomaia, University of Georgia
Pavla Vozarova, Anglo-American University (Prague)

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