Global Tax Evasion: How big is the problem, and what can we do about it?

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Jeudi 02 November


18:00 - 19:30


Is global tax evasion falling or rising? Have governments been effective in addressing tax evasion over the past ten years? What new issues are emerging? What policies have worked so far, and what could work in the future?

Gabriel Zucman, founding Director of the EU Tax Observatory, and Sarah Godar, researcher at the EU Tax Observatory and the DIW Berlin, will present key results from the inaugural Global Tax Evasion Report. The report summarises work conducted by more than 100 researchers worldwide to quantify the magnitude and dynamics of tax evasion – an unprecedented international research collaboration.

The report takes stock of the progress made in the fight against international tax evasion and quantifies its various forms. Among other topics, it investigates the effects of international reforms – once deemed utopian – adopted over the past ten years: the automatic international exchange of bank information and the international agreement on a global minimum tax for multinational corporations. Setting the policy agenda for the future, the report makes key proposals to address remaining challenges.
Together with the two EU tax researchers, we will discuss the report’s results in a panel with Charlotte Bartels (DIW) and Gerhard Schick (Finanzwende). The discussion will be chaired by Christian Traxler (Hertie School).

This event is organised by the Hertie School, in collaboration with EU Tax Observatory and supported by DIW Berlin.