Made to Last ? Windfall Profit Taxation in Europe (and Beyond)

Made to Last ? Windfall Profit Taxation in Europe (and Beyond)

A seminar on Windfall Profit taxation will be held at the University of Ferrara, Department of Law, on March 9th 2023 (09.00 - 18.30).
Attendance is free but registration is welcome.
On that occasion we will discuss the nature, the purpose and the feasibility of a windfall profit taxation as a mean to raise revenue in extraordinary times.

We will also discuss about the sustainability of such a method of taxation (hence the title of the event "Made to Last ?") and the compatibility with Constitutional principles and the international tax treaty network.

The event shall be in presence only and will feature speakers from the US, Israel and Italy (Dario Stevanato, Fabrizio Amatucci, Pietro Selicato, Reuven Avi-Yonah and Yoseph Edrey). The list is open as others will follow.

We welcome presentations from PhD candidates, Postdoc or researchers at an early stage of their career. If you are interested, please sent an extended abstract of your presentation to Professor Marco Greggi (grgmrc@unife.it) no later than February 7th 2023. Selected applications will be notified in the next days.

Accommodation expenses in Ferrara will be covered by the organizing committee. Alas, we have no funds to cover travel expenses.

Papers and abstract presented will be published by the University of Ferrara Series.

More info can be found here.


Tentative Programme

09.00 - 09.30  Welcome and Introduction to the Seminar

Serena Forlati, University of Ferrara (TBC)

Giovanni De Cristofaro, University of Ferrara (TBC)

Marco Greggi, University of Ferrara

09.30 - 10.00  An inquiry into the Nature of Windfall Profit Taxation

Dario Stevanato, University of Trieste

10.00 - 11.00  PhD Presentation 1 (and discussion)

PhD Presentation 2 (and discussion)

11.00 - 11.30  Windfall Profit Taxation and EU Law

Fabrizio Amatucci, University of Naples “Federico II”

11.30 - 12.30  PhD Presentation 3 (and discussion)

PhD Presentation 4 (and discussion)

12.30 - 13.30  Lunch

13.30 - 14.00  What is a Windfall profit ? A “Extraordinary Tax” for “Extraordinary Times”?

Reuven Avi Yonah, University of Michigan

14.00 - 15.00 PhD Presentation 5 (and discussion)

PhD Presentation 6 (and discussion)

15.00 - 15.30 Windfall taxation and International Tax Treaties

Pietro Selicato, University of Rome “La Sapienza”

15.30 - 16.30 PhD Presentation 7 (and discussion)

PhD Presentation 8 (and discussion)

16.30 - 17.00  Addressing inequalities via Windfall profit taxation

Yoseph Edrey, University of Haifa

17.00 - 18.00 PhD Presentation 8 (and discussion)

PhD Presentation 9 (and discussion)

18.00 - 18.10  Concluding Remarks

Marco Greggi, University of Ferrara