Business Taxation Workshop

CEPR and FGN-HSG Workshop 14-15 February 2020, St.Gallen

Scientific Committee:

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


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

The workshop is scheduled for 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. A mix of theoretical and empirical studies explore the effects of business taxation on firm-level decisions and aggregate economic performance. The program includes sessions on
•    Dividend, Personal Income and Wealth Taxation
•    Internal Capital and Labor Markets
•    R&D Incentives, Territorial Taxation and Investor Reactions
•    Uncertainty, Tax Advice, Investor Relations


Michael Devereux, Oxford University Centre for Business Taxation and CEPR


Travel and accommodation expenses will be covered according to the CEPR Travel Guidelines 2018 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.


Public Policy Panel

Destination Based Income Allocation

Friday, February 14, 2020, 17:00, Hotel Einstein, Conference Center, St. Gallen

The panel brings together scientists and practitioners of tax policy. Digitization and the global activities of internet companies challenge tax policy. How should internet companies without local production units be taxed? Where is profit income to be taxed? What are the merits and problems of the OECD tax proposals? Will they entail a large redistribution of tax revenue? How should Switzerland react?

Opening Remarks:    
Christian Keuschnigg, University of St. Gallen

Peter Hongler, University of St. Gallen

Prof. Michael Devereux, Oxford University Centre for Business Taxation and CEPR
Christian Frey, Economiesuisse
Christoph Schelling, Ambassador, Head of Tax Policy Division

The local organiser may be contacted at


Invitation Tax Panel