JRC B2 Seminar: "Public support for tax policies in COVID-19 times: Evidence from Luxembourg" - Javier Oliveira


We study attitudes towards the introduction of hypothetical new taxes to finance the cost of the COVID-19 pandemic. We rely on survey data collected in Luxembourg in 2020. The survey asks for the agreement of respondents over: a one-time net wealth tax, an inheritance tax, a temporary solidarity income tax, and a temporary increase in VAT. All questions include different and randomly assigned tax attributes (tax rates and exemption amounts). We find a clear divide with relatively high support for new wealth and inheritance taxes on the one hand and a low support for increases in VAT and income taxes on the other hand. While 58% of respondents agree or strongly agree with a one-time tax levied on net worth, only 24% are in favor of a small increase in VAT. Support for any tax is however negatively associated with the size of the tax as measured by the predicted revenues. Our results indicate that a one-time wealth tax could raise substantial revenues and still garner public support.


Javier Olivera is a researcher in the department of living conditions at the Luxembourg Institute of Socio-Economic Research (LISER) and full professor of economics at Pontificia Universidad Catolica del Peru (PUCP). He is also affiliated to the department of economics at KU Leuven. Before his academic career he worked in the public sector, advising policy in Peru. His research interests include public economics, socio-economic inequality, pensions, attitudes towards redistribution and taxation, intergenerational transfers, old age and economic demography.

Seminario de Doutoramento: Miguel Carbonell Valin (USC e de Vigo)

"A importancia do networking no liderado relacional"

Venres 1 de xullo ás 13.00h (CEST)


Presencial: Aula seminario 8 da Facultade de Ciencias Económicas e Empresariais da Universidade de Vigo


Enlace: https://us06web.zoom.us/j/88575216249?pwd=MC9DYko5MDdyQWtUWE9OZDRHTzI1Zz09

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JRC B2 Seminar: 'Social and distributional impact of the revision of the Energy Tax Directive in the EU' - Eva Alonso Epelde & Xaquin Garcia

Abstract: “The proposed Energy Taxation Directive (ETD) reform is one of the most politically sensitive elements of the Fit for 55 package. it is expected that the new ETD will have a direct impact on the energy products that are consumed by the European households and many stakeholders are concerned that the proposal risk entrenching inequality. We provide new evidence from a microsimulation model developed by the Basque Centre for Climate Change (BC3) with IEEP and five other partners in the Think Sustainable Europe (TSE) network to assess the direct, overnight distributional impacts of the New Energy Tax Directive. We show that if carefully designed – including well-directed revenue-recycling, and alongside complementary policy measures – the proposals can achieve progressive impacts. In short, it could serve as a tool to fight both inequality and the climate crisis.”

Workshop: Inheritance taxation in the EU


09:25 H     Benvida

09:30 H    Inheritance Taxation: Evidence for the EU

  • How inheritances shape wealth inequality in Sweden (David Seim, University of Stockholm),
  • INTAXMOD – Inheritance and Gift Taxation in the Context of Ageing (Andreas Thiemann, Joint Research Centre)
  • What Happens when Dying gets Cheaper? Behavioural Reactions to Inheritance Taxation (Mariona Mas Monserrat, IEB Associate)

11:30 H    Descanso

12:00 H    Policy Panel: Inheritance Taxation, Inequality and Tax Avoidance con Diego Martínez-López (Pablo Olavide University at Seville, Fedea), Laurent Bach (ESSEC, IPP), Sarah Perret (OECD), Erich Kirchler (University of Vienna) e moderado por Beatriz Ríos (Freelance EU Reporter)

13:00 H    Sumario e Conclusións

14:00 H    Comida


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