Winning the Tax Wars; Protecting Developing Countries
The program and our 2016 Sponsors
The Great Debate 2016
Tax competition or tax cooperation? Consequences for developing countries.
Alison Holder Director of Policy, Advocacy and Campaigns, Action Aid UK
Véronique de Rugy Research Director, Mercantus Center, George Mason University
Louise Otis International Administrative Judge and Arbitrator; Assistant Professor, McGill University
Jay K. Rosengard Professor, Harvard Kennedy School
Brigitte Alepin Tax specialist; Professor at UQO; author
Alison Christians Accredited Professor, H. Heward Stikeman Chair in Tax Law, McGill University
Tax for the promotion of public assets – tobacco taxes
This panel is devoted to exploring how countries can use tobacco taxes to reduce harmful behaviour and increase state tax revenue by reducing healthcare spending. Lessons learned for developing countries are highlighted.
See it Patricio Marquez and the speakers:
George Akerlof, 2001 Nobel Prize in Economics and professor at Stanford and Georgetown Universities (9:10 to 20:00);
Philip Cook, ITT Professor / Terry Sanford, Political Studies, Duke University and author (21:20 to 37:00);
Jason Furman, President of the Economic Advisers, Executive Office of the United States of America (39:40 to 50:00);
Jérémias Paul, coordinator of the tobacco economy program and former deputy secretary of finance of the Philippines (56:40 to 1:10:08);
Rong Zhen, professor at the University of International Business and Economics in Beijing, and the World Health Organization (1:11:20 to 1:23:34);
And finally, Fernando Serra Semiglia, Director of Taxation and Taxation (MEF), Uruguay (1:25:30 to 1:40:00).
The World Bank
The World Bank is like a cooperative in which the shareholders are its 189 member countries. These shareholders are represented by a Board of Governors, which is the supreme decision-making body of the World Bank. The Governors are generally the finance or development ministers of member countries. They meet once a year during the Annual Meeting of the Board of Governors of the World Bank Group, and the International Monetary Fund (IMF).
Governors delegate certain aspects of their mandate to 25 administrators, who are stationed at World Bank headquarters. The five major shareholders each appoint an administrator, and the other member countries are represented by elected administrators.
The World Bank operates under the leadership and guidance of the President, members of management and the Vice Presidents responsible for the various regional offices, sectors and networks.