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Allison Christians
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Canada implements the MLI on BEPS; Will Parliament Take a Nap?
With the return of Canada's Parliament to business this week, debate theoretically should take place on Bill C-82, An Act to implement a multilateral convention to implement tax treaty related measures to prevent base erosion and profit shifting , a.k.a. th...
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2018 Tax Policy Colloquium at Mcgill Law
I'm very happy to announce the 2018 McGill Tax Policy Colloquium, which will take an interdisciplinary approach to tax policy analysis. The colloquium is made possible by a grant from Spiegel Sohmer . The land on which we gather is the traditional territory...
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Introduction to Tax Policy Theory
Every year I make this primer, an Introduction to Tax Policy Theory , available to my tax policy students (and otherwise send it whenever I'm asked for an overview look at tax policy basics), so I decided to post it on SSRN. It is not a published piece but ...
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Taxing Income Where Value is Created: draft and powerpoint
I have posted a draft of a work in progress,  Taxing Income Where Value is Created , which is co-authored by  Laurens van Apeldoorn  (Leiden University). Here is the abstract: Subscribing to the core idea that income should be taxed where value is created, ...
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For female law students: Top 5 reasons your important interview with that law firm didn't yield you a job offer
I hear from law students all the time that an interview they thought went very very well didn't land them the job. A lot of the time (not always) these are female students. A lot of the time (not always) they were perfectly qualified and very capable. A lot...
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Jensen on the costly politics of tax competition
Nate Jensen recently published an op-ed of note, asking " Why Are Your State Tax Dollars Subsidizing Corporations? " Nate has studied tax and corporate decision making for some time, and recently published " Incentives to Pander: How Politicians Use Corpora...
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Today at McGill: Law and the Blockchain: A Crash Course
A full house expected for today's event, but it's not too late to join us if you're in Montreal!
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Crisan and McKenzie on R&D Subsidies in Canada
The latest edition of the Canadian Tax Journal [ gated ] has a nice article by Daria Crisan and Kenneth J McKenzie that documents Canada's relatively generous tax subsidies for R&D spending, yet relatively underwhelming investment by large corporations, ove...
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Today at McGill: Brooks on Comparative Tax Law: Development of the Discipline
Today at McGill, Professor Kim Brooks will present her current work in progress as the final speaker of the 2017 tax policy colloquium at McGill Law. Here is the abstract: The new millennium has inspired renewed interest in comparative law generally and com...
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Next week at McGill: Van Apeldoorn on Taxation, Exploitation, and Human Rights
On December 6, Prof. Laurens van Apeldoorn of the University of Leiden will present a working paper at McGill, hosted by the Centre for Human Rights and Legal Pluralism at McGill Law and the Stikeman Chair in Tax Law (me). Here is the abstract: Exploitation...
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