On 24 October 2018, Professor Clemens FUEST delivered the 17th European Economy Lecture on "European Tax Policy for the 21st Century". The lecture provided an overview of how tax systems have adjusted to the changes brought by globalization, technical progress, digitization and population ageing. Moreover, it discussed the current reform proposals, including the digital services tax, and the role of the EU in shaping European tax policy for the 21st century. The lecture was followed by a discussion with Professor Marcel GÉRARD.
Prof. Dr. Dr. h.c. Clemens FUEST is President of the ifo Institute, Professor of Economics and Public Finance at the Ludwig Maximilian University of Munich, Director of the Center for Economic Studies (CES) and Executive Director of CESifo GmbH. He is a member of the Academic Advisory Board of the German Federal Ministry of Finance and of the European Academy of Sciences and Arts and of the German National Academy of Science and Engineering.
Before he was appointed as ifo President, Professor FUEST was President of the Centre for European Economic Research (ZEW) in Mannheim and Professor of Economics at the University of Mannheim. From 2008 to 2013, he was Professor of Business Taxation and Research Director of the Centre for Business Taxation at the University of Oxford.
His research focuses on the implications of globalization and European integration for tax policy, the impact of taxes on firm behaviour, and the debt crisis in the Eurozone. He has published widely in international scientific journals and he is author and editor of various books. He was also featured in several international newspapers including the Wall Street Journal, Handelsblatt and Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung.
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