Corporate Taxation in the Global Economy


March 25, 2019, 2:00 PM to 4:00 PM EDT
PIIE Webcast, Washington, DC

Christine Lagarde (International Monetary Fund), Michael Keen (International Monetary Fund), Vítor Gaspar (International Monetary Fund), Mindy Herzfeld (University of Florida Levin College of Law) and Gary Clyde Hufbauer (PIIE)

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Event Summary

Christine Lagarde, managing director of the International Monetary Fund (IMF), provided the opening remarks at the release of a new major study on international taxation by the IMF on March 25, 2019, at the Peterson Institute for International Economics (PIIE). Michael Keen, deputy director of the IMF’s Fiscal Affairs Department, presented the findings from their latest policy paper, “Corporate Taxation in the Global Economy.” A panel discussion followed with Vitor Gaspar from the IMF, Mindy Herzfeld from the University of Florida Levin College of Law, and Gary Clyde Hufbauer from the Institute.

Michael Keen has been deputy director of the IMF’s Fiscal Affairs Department since November 2007. Before joining the IMF, he was professor of economics at the University of Essex and visiting professor at Kyoto University.

Vitor Gaspar is director of the Fiscal Affairs Department of the IMF. Prior to joining the Fund, he held a variety of senior policy positions at Banco de Portugal, including most recently as special adviser. He served as minister of state and finance of Portugal during 2011–13.

Mindy Herzfeld is professor of tax practice and director of the Master of Laws in International Taxation Program at the University of Florida Fredric G. Levin College of Law. She has been a contributing editor and columnist for Tax Notes International since 2014 and is also counsel at Ivins, Phillips & Barker.

Gary Clyde Hufbauer is nonresident senior fellow at the Peterson Institute. He was the Institute's Reginald Jones Senior Fellow from 1992 to January 2018. He previously held public office positions, including deputy assistant secretary for international trade and investment policy and director of the international tax staff at the US Treasury.