Confedilizia – UIPI Parliamentary Event 25/09

UIPI-Confedilizia Parliamentary Event

Tax Policy and Economic Growth: Does it really matter?

25 September, Brussels


Hosted by the MEP Lara Comi, Vice-Chair of the EPP


Following the need for stronger economic gover­nance and coordination at EU level, national taxation policy became one of the key policies monitored through the European Semester. A common policy recommendation from the European Commission and other international institutions is to shift taxes away from labour to tax bases which are considered less detrimental to growth.

The purpose of this event is to bring into the discussion new empirical evidence on the relationship between taxation, tax shift and growth. At this occasion, we will present a study demonstrating that while a negative and substantial relationship between the overall tax revenue and growth can be identified in some cases, no significant and robust relations between various types of revenue-neutral tax shift and growth can be established.

Also speaking


MEP Markus Ferber – Member of the Committee on Economic and Monetary Affairs

Giorgio Spaziani TestaPresident of Confedilizia

Stratos Paradias – President of the International Union of Property Owners

Prof. Riccardo Puglisi – Professor of Economics at the University of Pavia

Prof. Micael Castanheira – Professor of Microeconomics and Political Economy at the Free University of Brussels



European Parliament | Altiero Spinelli Building (ASP 5E-3) | 1040 Brussels | Belgium

Meeting point for accreditation:
Altiero Spinelli Building (Esplanade Simone Veil- Place du Luxembourg) at 13:40


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