Thursday 25 October 2018, 18:15 - 19:45

The Future of Corporate Income Taxes: Lessons for the Emerging and Low Income Countries

Prof. Dr. Jeffrey Owens, Director, WU Global Tax Policy Center at the Institute of Austrian and International Tax Law will discuss the following issues:

  • Trends in corporate taxation
  • Current pressures on the CIT system
  • Option for reforms
  • Politics of reform
  • The way forward and implications for emerging and developing economies

Are corporate income taxes currently designed as “fit for purposes“? Should policymakers be engaging in a fundamental review of the structures of these taxes which goes beyond the current focus on the international dimension? What are the options for reform and what political , economic and transitional barriers would need to  be overcome? These are some of the questions which will be addressed in this lecture.


This event is part of the UNCTAD World Investment Forum 2018 and is jointly organised by the Centre for Finance and Development and UNCTAD.



The event will take place from 18:15 to 19:45 in Auditorium Ivan Pictet B at Maison de la Paix.


Free entrance. Registration recommended (but not required).




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