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Fiscal competition
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IREF Newsletter

The Brydon Report on Audit. Will Banks’ Financial Statements Become More Reliable?

The Brydon Report on Audit. Will Banks' Financial Statements Become More Reliable?Sir Donald Brydon, former Chairman of the London Stock Exchange, published just before Christmas his wide-ranging review of the UK audit industry. This is likely to have significant ramifications for bank financial reporting throughout Europe because (with only a few national opt outs) (...)

Policy Paper Series

Taxing corporations: why it is not only bad, but unjust

In recent years the issue of how much taxes corporations pay (and how much they should) has become extremely salient in Western countries. The attention to this issue has been mainly raised by news organizations on the corporate income tax paid by the subsidiaries of some major multinational (...)

Working Paper Series

Who is the ultimate boss of legislators: Voters, special interest groups or parties?
By David Stadelmann and Gustavo Torrens

Who is the ultimate boss of legislators: Voters, special interest groups or parties?WP 2020-01.

Online Articles

Immigration, tolerance and identity

Immigration, tolerance and identityA few weeks ago, the bodies of 39 people were found in a lorry trailer in Essex. They were Vietnamese migrants, including eight women, three boys and twenty-eight men. The eldest victim was 44, the youngest 15. This was just one in a series of dreadful events that have occurred in Europe over (...)

Our edited publications

Taxation in Europe - Yearbook 2013
The yearly report on the evolution of European tax systems

Taxation in Europe - Yearbook 2013A short presentation of IREF ’Yearbook on Taxation in Europe’ Series
Among the many ways to understand the climate of opinion and the culture of a country, looking at its fiscal system is one of the most rewarding. Sure, fiscal systems almost always rhyme with complexity; each system bearing the (...)

Books of interest

Capital for the 21st Century

Anti-PikettyThe English translation of “Anti-Piketty”, a collection of essays by renowned international economists and historians, critical of Thomas Piketty’s volume, Capital in the 21st Century has been recently published by Cato.
Should one write a book opposing the ideas of another? It would be (...)

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