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Featured News

Congratulations to Professor Léonce Ndikumana for his key role in the Independent Commission for the Reform of International Corporate Taxation (ICRICT)!

This Commission was established in response to widespread anger about corporate tax avoidance, the impacts of such avoidance on inequality and poverty, and concerns that current tax reform processes are inadequate. The Commission will shed light on where the rules of the game, and the institutions that govern them, need to change.
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Upcoming Events

Monday, March 30, 4:00 pm
Economic Theory Workshop
John Schmitt, Center for Economic and Policy Research, Washington, DC
"Don't Blame the Robots: Assessing the Job Polarization Explanation of Growing Wage Inequality"
Joint workshop with PERI
Gordon Hall, 3rd floor Conference Room

Tuesday, March 31, 4:00 pm
Political Economy Workshop
Chiara Piovani, University of Denver
"To What Extent is China Becoming a "Green Economy"? Exploring China's Ecological Contradictions"
919 Thompson Hall

Wednesday, April 1, 4:00 pm
Economic History and Development Workshop
Mehrene Larudee, Visiting Scholar
"Did Capital Go Away? Capital Flight as One Possible Cause of the Decline in [beta] during and after World War I"
919 Thompson Hall

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