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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

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

M. 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 (Chair) Professor of Economics at the Università di Torino

Paul Beaumartin – Entrepreneur

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

Jean-Philippe Delsol – Lawyer, Delsol Avocats, Lyon and Paris, expert for international taxation

François Facchini – Professor of Economics, Université Paris 1 Panthéon Sorbonne

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

Pierre Garello – Professor of Economics at the Aix-Marseille Université, president of the Institute for Economic Studies – Europe, Editor-in-Chief of t he Journal des Économistes et des Études Humaines he Journal des économistes et des études humaines  and vice-president of ALEPS

Karen Horn – Honorary Professor of Economics at the University of Erfurt, Germany

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

Alain Mathieu – Honorary President of Contribuables Associés

Jiri SchwarzPresident of the Anglo–American University, Prague

 

IREF Research Fellows

Stefano Adamo, Banja Luka University
Leonardo Baggiani, Independent Scholar
Sergio Beraldo, University of Naples Federico II
Peter Bolcha, Anglo-American University (Prague)
Riccardo de Caria, University of Torino
Luigi Curini, Professor of Political Science, Università degli Studi di Milano
Nicolai Foss, Professor of Strategy, Copenhagen Business School
Slobodan Franeta, Independent Scholar
Hannes Gissurarson, Professor of Political Theory at the University of Iceland
Andrew Glencross, Professor of Political Science, Université de Lille

Marek Hudik, Prague University of Economics and Business
Gordon Kerr, Cobden Partners
Peter Klein, Professor of Entrepreneurship, Baylor University
Stephane Kouassi, Goethe University, Frankfurt
Silviya Lechner, Anglo-American University, Prague
Bob Lyddon, Lyddon Consulting
Mohamed Moutii, Independent Scholar
Samuele Murtinu, Professor of International Business, Utrecht University School of Economics
Pavel Peterka, Jan Evangelista Purkyně University in Ústí nad Labem and Institute for Social and Economic Research (Prague)
Ales Rod, Institute for Social and Economic Research (Prague)
Radek Sobĕhart, Jan Evangelista Purkyně University in Ústí nad Labem and Institute for Social and Economic Research (Prague)
Petr Špecián, Charles University and Prague University of Economics and Business
David Stadelmann, Professor of Economic Policy and Development, University of Bayreuth and Editor of Kyklos – International Review for Social Sciences
Krassen Stanchev, Sofia University
Miroslav Svoboda, Anglo-American University (Prague)
Massimiliano Trovato, King’s College (London)
Pavla Vozárová, Anglo-American University (Prague)
Claudia Zeller, Independent Scholar

Managing Director France

Nicolas Lecaussin

 

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