Past eventInvitation Only

Tax Competition and the Myth of the 'Race-to-the-Bottom': Why Governments Still Tax Capital

7 February 2013 - 12:30pm to 2:00pm

Chatham House, London


Vera Troeger, Professor of Quantitative Political Science, University of Warwick
Discussant: Alexander Lehmann, Senior Economist, Country Strategy and Policy, European Bank for Reconstruction and Development
Chair: Jim Rollo, Associate Fellow, International Economics, Chatham House



Professor Troeger will present her Chatham House-CAGE Briefing Paper which argues that tax competition affects countries differently and does not lead to a 'race to the bottom' since capital remains incompletely mobile.

She will say that tax competition and taxation have broader implications for countries’ fiscal responses to globalization and their redistribution efforts; given that tax competition affects countries differently, governments will choose diverse strategies to cope with these international pressures.

Attendance at this event is by invitation only.