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Tax Task Force Meeting, New York City 2004

December 2, 2004

Columbia University   New York City, New York, United States


In November 2004, the Tax Task Force convened for the first time with the support of the UNDP. At the meeting, expert practitioners and academics explored why tax policy in developing countries varies so greatly from policies in wealthy countries and from theoretical predictions. Participants compared the experiences of Brazil, Pakistan, and India. These case studies led to discussions on how information technology, tax administration, and corruption affect tax policy. The task force outlined a list of other countries to review and a plan for augmenting existing literature on tax policy and administration in the developing world. The next meeting, scheduled for March 2005 in Cancun, Mexico, will bring together tax specialists from a range of emerging market countries.

  • Robin Boadway
    Task Force Member
    Sir Edward Peacock Professor of Economic Theory
    Department of Economics, Queen's University
  • Oscar Cetrangolo
    Task Force Member
    CEPAL-Naciones Unidas
    CEPAL - Argentina
  • Shahe Emran
    Task Force Member
    Assistant Professor
    George Washington University
  • Roger Gordon
    Task Force Chair
    Professor of Economics
    University of California, San Diego
  • Sergei Koulayev
    Task Force Member
    Visiting Assistant Professor
    Boston College, Boston University
  • Jack Mintz
    Task Force Member
    President and Chief Executive Officer, C.D. Howe Institute and Professor of Economics
    University of Toronto and CD Howe Institute
  • Akbar Noman
    Task Force Member
    Senior Policy Fellow
    Initiative for Policy Dialogue (IPD)
  • Omar Noman
    Task Force Member
    Senior Advisor to the Assistant Secretary General, Regional Bureau for Asia and the Pacific
    United Nations Development Programme
  • Hafiz Pasha
    Task Force Chair
    Professor, Dean of the Department of Economics
    Beaconhouse National University
  • Govinda M. Rao
    Task Force Chair
    National Institute of Public Finance and Policy, India
  • Sarah Renner
    Task Force Member
    Poverty Reduction Network Facilitator
    UNDP Poverty Group, Bureau for Development Policy
  • Rathin Roy
    Task Force Member
    Public Resource Management Advisor
    UNDP Poverty Group, Bureau for Development Policy
  • Eytan Sheshinski
    Task Force Member
    Department of Economics
    Hebrew University
  • Joel Slemrod
    Task Force Member
    Office of Tax Policy Research
    University of Michigan Business School

Event Information

Type Meeting
Program Tax