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Winning the Tax Wars

May 23, 2016 | 18:00 ET, 22:00 GMT

Developing countries face competitive pressures to lower tax rates and shrink their tax base. They must also fight against tax avoidance by multinational corporations and evasion schemes by the rich, as the Panama Papers demonstrated recently. These dynamics are damaging for developing countries, undermining their ability to build state capacity and, at times, leading to tax increases for the poor.

Can developing countries win these "tax wars" alone? What can we do to help them? Join us to discuss!

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Speakers

Professor, University of International Business and Economics

Undersecretary, Philippine Department of Finance

Professor, Duke University

Professor, Georgetown University

Tax Correspondent, Financial Times

President, NRS Inc.

Director of Legislation and Litigation Studies, Ministry of Economy and Finance, Senegal

Professor, University of Leeds

U.S. Tax Policy Reporter, The Wall Street Journal

Assistant Professor, University of California, Irvine School of Law

Interim Co-Director, Levin Center, Wayne State University

Former United States Senator

Vice Minister of Economy and Finance, Uruguay

Lead Health Specialist, World Bank Group

Chairman, Council of Economic Advisers