Second year of CORPTAX
As 2022 comes to an end, we look back at the exciting second year of the CORPTAX research group (first year summary is available here) and summarise the main stories of CORPTAX and its researchers. We were lucky this year so far and many thanks to all of you, including our team and our collaborators, who contributed to it!
Our team has grown. We welcomed a brand-new PhD researcher Kristin Dilani Nadarajah and we are keen on expanding our team going forward. In 2022 we also intensified the involvement of existing colleagues, including Alessandro Chiari, Bathusi Gabanatlhong, Daniel Kolář, Tereza Palanská, and Marek Šedivý. We were able to do that thanks to a new DemoTrans Horizon Europe grant as well as an increased involvement in mentoring by Miroslav Palanský and Matěj Bajgar. We welcomed the successful dissertation defence of Sarah Godar and we are following her great work at the EU Tax Observatory, with which we were happy to organise one online workshop and one exciting conference in Prague. Videos from both events are available at the links.
We believe that our impact has intensified. For example, our researchers went to tens of conferences, workshops and summer schools. We circulated about ten working papers and published several papers in academic journals. Petr Janský’s paper on “Decomposing Multinational Corporations’ Declining Effective Tax Rates” with Javier Garcia-Bernardo and Thomas Tørsløv was published by IMF Economic Review. Also Evgeniya Dubinina, Valeria Sechini and Marek Šedivý had their papers accepted for publication in academic journals. We also exploited many opportunities for impact outside academia – for example, Petr Janský gave a lecture to the European Parliament and had his research highlighted by The Economist.
We are excited about our collaborations with some of the best researchers in the field, to whom we are grateful and we are continuing to learn from. In 2022 we have been working on joint papers with, among others, Kat Bilicka, Dan Haberly, Saila Stausholm, Dariusz Wójcik, and Gabriel Zucman. Thanks to you as well as our other current and future collaborators and we are looking forward to continuing to develop the CORPTAX story together!