Tax Sovereignty in a Globalised and Digitalised World

On 4 February, SIEPS and the Expert Group on Public Economics (ESO) will jointly arrange a seminar with the aim of disseminating knowledge about the organisations’ work on taxation and to identify important areas for research with respect to taxation in a digitalised and globalised world.

France decided in 2019 to introduce a tax on digital services, with the intention of ending the GAFA companies’ (Google, Apple, Facebook and Amazon) ability to avoid being taxed in France. 

The EU has for a long time discussed common rules on taxing digital services, as well as harmonising corporate income taxesSo far, these discussions have not led to concrete measures, not least because of resistance against EU initiatives in the area of taxation among a number of member statesNevertheless, both the EU and the OECD are striving towards introducing common rules on taxation. 

Participants at the seminar include: 

  • Michael P. Devereux, Director Oxford University Centre for Business Taxation 
  • Karolina Ekholm, Professor, Stockholm University 
  • Harry Flam, Professor, Stockholm University  
  • Åsa Hansson, Associate Professor, Lund University 
  • Leif Jakobsson, State Secretary (S), Ministry of Finance 
  • Pascal Saint-AmansDirector, Centre for Tax Policy and Administration, OECD 
  • Clare Southworth, Director, Analysis of Tax Fairness, European Commission
  • Daniel Tarschys Professor, Stockholm University 

Register to no later than 31 January.

The seminar is arranged together with the Expert Group on Public Economics (ESO). 


  • 4 February 2020 09:30 - 14:30


  • Lunden, Lejonet, Drottninggatan 4, Stockholm


  • Anna Seim, Associate Professor and member of the ESO board


  • Coffe and registration from 09.00 AM.
  • The seminar will be held in English.
  • The seminar will be filmed.
  • The seminar is free of charge.