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Scientific Committee: Christian Keuschnigg (University of St. Gallen and CEPR) and Peter Egger (ETH Zürich and CEPR)


Organisers: Christian Keuschnigg, University of St. Gallen and CEPR (local) and Peter Egger, ETH Zürich and CEPR

We are writing to invite you to submit a paper proposal or express interest in attending the workshop -possibly taking a discussant's role - on 'Business Taxation'. The workshop will take place on Friday -Saturday, 14-15 February 2020 and is hosted by the University of St. Gallen, Switzerland.

The workshop aims to bring together researchers with a focus on business taxation. We aim at a mix of theoretical and empirical studies that explore the effects of business taxation on firm-level decisions and aggregate economic performance. The themes below are indicative:


  • Firm-level effects on investment, R&D and employment
  • Financial decisions and organisational choice
  • Location choice, outsourcing, profit shifting, tax competition
  • Internal capital and labor markets and firm-level productivity
  • Tax compliance and digital transformation
  • Heterogeneous tax effects on entrepreneurial and managerial firms
  • Taxation of excess business profit, mark-ups and competition
  • Taxation of the financial sector
  • Macroeconomic impact of business tax reform
  • Design of business tax reform


Alan Auerbach, University of California at Berkeley, Robert D. Burch Center of Tax Policy and Public Finance,

Michael Devereux, Oxford University Centre for Business Taxation and CEPR

We aim at approximately 12 papers with discussants.

Travel and accommodation expenses will be covered according to the but if you could contribute to the costs of your attendance from a research grant at your disposal, this would free up funds for someone else. Please indicate in your application whether you will be able to cover your own travel costs, or whether you will require funding.

Authors who are CEPR members can upload their submission on the following registration link Please also indicate in your submission whether you would be interested in being a discussant as well. If you are not a CEPR member, please create a CEPR profile at and then click on the registration link above to make a submission. If you have any difficulties registering for this meeting, please contact Mandy Chan, Senior Events Officer at [email protected] or +44 20 7183 8804. Please include the paper you wish to submit or indicate if you would like to participate without presenting a paper but possibly acting as a discussant.

If you wish to attend please do ensure that your application and paper reach CEPR by 6pm (UK time), Monday 18 November 2019. We cannot accept submissions received after this date. We aim to notify successful applicants by Monday 2 December 2019.

Further announcements will be available at, the local organiser may be contacted at [email protected]