Workshop – May, 26th-27th 2016, Sciences Po, Paris

Fiscal Welfare in Europe

Day 1 : Perspectives on the distributional impact of Fiscal Welfare

9h : Welcome Coffee
9h30 : Introduction

9h45-11h15 : Panel 1
Chair : Silvia Avram

“Distributional impacts of family policy reforms in Czech Republic. Case study : tax reliefs”
Robert Jahoda (Masaryk University) and Jana Godorová (Masaryk University)

“The Role of Fiscal Welfare in Illiberal Democratic Capitalism. The case of Flat Tax and Family Tax Allowances in Hungary since 2010”
Dorottya Szikra PhD (Institute of Sociology, Hungarian Academy of Sciences)

Coffee Break

11h30-13h : Panel 2
Chair : Bent Greve

“Hidden Welfare State in Poland? Fiscal Welfare in the Context of Permanent Austerity”
Michal Polakowski (ICRA) and Dorota Szelewa (Institute of Social Policy, Warsaw University and ICRA)

“The Golden Age of Fiscal Welfare : Tax Expenditures and Inequality in Portugal (1989-2011)”
Rui Branco (NOVA University of Lisbon/IPRI) and Edna Costa (NOVA University of Lisbon/IPRI/CesNova)

13h-14h : Lunch (in the room of the workshop)

14h-15h30 : Panel 3
Chair : Daniel Clegg

“Tax benefits and their impact on the social division of welfare”
Adrian Sinfield (School of Social and Political Science, The University of Edinburgh)

“Varieties of capitalism (VoC) and varieties of distributions (VoD) : How welfare regimes affect the pre and post transfer shapes of inequalities”
Louis Chauvel (University of Luxembourg, PEARL Institute for Research on Socio-Economic Inequality) and Eyal Bar Haim (University of Luxembourg, PEARL Institute for Research on Socio-Economic Inequality)

Coffee Break

15h45-17h15 : Panel 4
Chair : Eyal Bar Haim

“Who benefits from the ‘hidden welfare state’? The distributional effects of personal income taw expenditure in six countries”
Silvia Avram (ISER, University of Essex)

“The fiscal and equity impact of tax expenditures in the EU : evidence from microsimulation modelling”
Salvador Barrios (European Commission, Joint Research Centre), Francesco Figari (University of Insubria and ISER University of Essex) and Sara Riscado (European Commission, Joint Research Centre)

17h15-17h45 : General Discussion

19h30 : Diner


Day 2 : Comparing the politics of tax expenditure in Europe

9h-10h30 : Panel 5
Chair : José Noguera

“Tax Expenditure on Occupational Pensions in Ireland : Relevance, Cost and Distribution”
Micheál Collins (Nevin Economic Research Institute, Dublin) and Gerard Hughes (Trinity College Dublin)

“Tax Incentives and the Rise of Private Retirement Accounts in France : Institutional Features and Political Drivers”
Marek Naczyk (Hertie School of Governance and Sciences Po LIEPP)

Coffee Break

10h45-12h15 : Panel 6
Chair : Dorottya Szikra

“Fiscal Welfare, Progressivity, and Decentralization : the Case of Spain”
José A. Noguera (GSADI, Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona) and Paula Hermida (GSADI, Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona)

“Tax expenditures in a Bismarckian context : the French case”
Chloé Touzet (University of Oxford [SPI and INET] and Sciences Po [LIEPP]), Nathalie Morel (Sciences Po [LIEPP and CEE]) and Michaël Zemmour (Université Lille 1 [Clersé] and Sciences Po [LIEPP])

12h15-13h15 : Lunch (in the room of the workshop)

13h15-14h45 : Panel 7
Chair : Chloé Touzet

“The limits of pro-poor fiscal welfare: the case of working tax credits in the United Kingdom”
Daniel Clegg (University of Edinburgh)

“The Politics of in-work benefits and the taxation of the low-wage sector”
Achim Kemmerling (Department of Public Policy, CEU Budapest) and Zbigniew Truchlewski

Coffee Break

15h-16h30 : Panel 8

Chair : Adrian Sinfield

“Tax Breaks on the Chopping Block : Explaining Path Shifting of Homeownership Tax Subsidies in Germany”
Alexander Reisenbichler (Department of Political Science, George Washington University)

“Phasing out fiscal welfare : The Danish case”
Jørgen Goul Andersen (Aalborg University) and Bent Greve (Department of Society and Globalisation, Roskilde University)

16h30-17h : General Discussion