Mark Bou Mansour ■ Tax Justice Network’s Annual Conference 2018: livestream and schedule

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The Tax Justice Network’s annual conference is taking place this Wednesday 13 June to Thursday 14 June in Lima, Peru. The conference, jointly hosted with FES and Latindadd, brings together campaigners, researchers, policy makers and tax experts from across the world to share the inspiring and vital work they are doing on tax justice.

Talks will cover a wide range of topics on tax justice from women’s rights to the challenges of tackling illicit financial flows. A live video stream of the conference and a schedule of each day’s talks is available below.


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Day 1 – Wednesday 13 June 2018

9:00am (2:00pm GMT) – Welcome and introductions

  • Astrid Becker, Director, Friedrich-Ebert-Stiftung Peru
  • Carlos Bedoya, Director, Latindadd
  • Alex Cobham, Chief Executive, Tax Justice Network

9:30am – 11am (2:30pm – 4:00pm GMT) – Inequalities and tax justice

  • UN Women report: Gender, Taxation, and Equality in Developing Countries – Key Issues and Recommendations
    Kathleen Lahey, Queens University and Tax Justice Network, UK
  • Tributar a la riqueza, hacer justicia fiscal
    Antonio David Cattani, Instituto Justica Fiscal, Brazil
  • Fiscal policy, state building and economic development: A special issue of the Journal of International Development
    Miguel Niño-Zarazúa, UNU-WIDER, Finland

11:30am – 1:00pm (4:30pm – 6:00pm GMT) – Parallel sessions:

Tax justice: Theoretical inquiries

  • Los desafíos de la política fiscal a la luz de los derechos de las mujeres y la desigualdad de género
    Verónica Serafini, DECIDAMOS, Paraguay
  • International tax justice and the principle of fiscal Equivalence
    Christian von Haldenwang, the German Development Institute (DIE), Germany
  • Tackle harmful tax competition, a compromise of the States with international organizations
    Patricia Lampreave, Instituto de Estudios Bursatiles Universidad Complutense, Spain

Tax breaks and the race to the bottom

  • Privilegios a cambio de nada: Incentivos fiscales a la inversion en America Latina
    Rodolfo Bejarano, LATINDADD, Peru
  • Tax Base Erosion: A Cautionary Tale of the DR Congo
    Laure Gnassou, Independent Consultant, France
  • Tax expenditures and their impact on inequality in Latin America: An overview of findings from country case studies
    Paolo de Renzio, International Budget Partnership, USA

2:00pm – 3:30pm (7:00pm – 8:30pm GMT) – Parallel sessions:

Tax justice challenges of inequalities

  • Global inequality: how large is the effect of top incomes?
    Vanessa Jorda, Universidad de Cantabria, Spain and Miguel Niño-Zarazúa, UNU-WIDER, Finland
  • Retos fiscales de la economía digital en América Latina
    Gemma Patón, Universidad de Castilla-La Mancha, Spain

Hiding individual wealth: Old and new challenges

  • Fuga de capitales institucionalizada: las subsidiarias offshore de los bancos ecuatorianos
    Andres Arauz, UNAM and former Minister of Knowledge of Ecuador, Mexico
  • Their hands untied but still imprisoned? National tax policy under the automatic exchange of information
    Fabio Bothner, Lukas Hakelberg and Thomas Rixen, University of Bamberg, Germany
  • Cryptocurrencies and tax justice
    Riva Jalipa, Tax Justice Network Africa, UK

4:00pm – 5:30pm (9pm – 10:30pm GMT) – Tax justice and women’s rights

  • Making tax work for women in developing countries
    Kasia Szeniawska, ActionAid Denmark
  • Tax policy and female labour force participation in Malawi: Implications for tax justice and women’s rights
    Frank Kalizinje, Malawi Revenue Authority
  • Illicit Financial Flows: Why we should claim these resources for gender, economic and social justice
    Felogene Anumo, Association for Women’s Rights in Development, Nairobi


Day 2 – Thursday 14 June 2018

9:00am – 10:30am (2:00pm – 3:30pm GMT) – Taxation and gender: Perspectives from Colombia, Ecuador, Uruguay, Bolivia and Venezuela

  • Impuestos y género, iniciativa desde las administraciones tributaries
    Irma Yaneth Lima Pantaleón and Sofía Farfán de Rodriguez, Superintendencia de Administración Tributaria, Guatemala
  • Estado de la tributación para la equidad de género en Ecuador
    Maria Dolores Almeida, former Vice Minister of Finance of Ecuador
  • Perspectiva de género y justiciar tributaria: una aproximación al caso venezolano
    Esther Pineda, EPG Consultora, Venezuela

11:00am – 12:30pm (4:00pm – 5:30pm GMT) – Parallel sessions:

El aporte fiscal de la minería y comentarios sobre la erosión de la base gravable y traslado de beneficios en la industria extractive

  • Maria Dolores Almeida, former Vice Minister of Finance of Ecuador
  • Marcio Ferreira Verdi, Inter-American Center for Tax (CIAT)
  • Michael Hanni, Economic Commission for Latin America and the Caribbean (CEPAL)
  • Fabian Klemme, Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ)

Trade and tax injustices

  • Trade misinvoicing in OECD countries: What can we learn from bilateral trade intensity indices?
    Sadri Slim, El Colegio de Chihuahua, Mexico
  • Intangible payments and tax avoidance: Transfer pricing appraisal challenges in Indian context
    Swati Verma, Institute for Studies in Industrial Development, India

2:00pm – 3:00pm (7:00pm – 8:00pm GMT) – Parallel sessions:

Money-laundering: Spotlight on Kenya

  • Financial institutions’ money laundering affecting tax base in Kenya
    Nancy Chepkorir Kiget, Kenya Revenue Authority, Kenya
  • Addressing money laundering in developing economies: Lessons from the Kenyan experience
    Ann Ng’ang’a and Rodgers Koima, Kenya

Illicit financial flows: Estimates and case studies

  • Illicit financial flows and structural transformation in Africa
    William Davis, UN ECA, Ethiopia
  • The Independent Working Group (IWG) on Illicit Financial Flows
    Sakshi Rai, Centre for Budget and Governance Accountability, India and on behalf of the Financial Transparency Coalition

3:30pm – 5:00pm (8:30pm – 10:00pm GMT) – International analyses of tax justice

  • The international struggle against financial secrecy: An analysis of actors, incentives, and effectiveness
    Inês Sofia de Oliveira and Haylea Campbell, RUSI Centre for Financial Crime and Security Studies, UK
  • Secrecy jurisdictions’ spheres of influence and international cooperation against tax avoidance: The Bilateral Financial Secrecy Index
    Miroslav Palansky and Petr Jansky, Charles University in Prague, Czech and Markus Meinze, Tax Justice Network, Germany
  • The evolution of tax haven lists
    Jahanzeb Akhtar, Principal Commissioner of Income Tax, Indian Revenue Service, Ministry of Finance, Government of India

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