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Inheritance Taxation in the EU

This EUTO-JRC workshop aims to provide a space for academics and policymakers to discuss the latest evidence, developments and links between inheritance taxation, inequality and tax avoidance. It will also explore options for policy reform.

The sustainability of public finances remains a challenge for EU countries.

Taxing inheritance can contribute to additional revenue, while limiting adverse effects of taxes on growth and, at the same time, reducing inequalities.

In this free, hybrid workshop co-organised by EU Tax Observatory and the Joint Research Centre, policy makers and academics will discuss the latest evidence on inheritance taxation and explore policy options.

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To attend in person (Seville, Spain) contact us (see email below).

  • fiscal policy | tax | inheritance | social inequality | tax avoidance | public finance
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  • Sevilla, Spain
  • Live streaming available


  1. 1 Jul 2022,
    09:25 AM - 09:30 AM CEST

    Salvador Barrios (Joint Research Centre, European Commission)

  2. 09:30 AM - 11:30 AM CEST
    Inheritance Taxation: Evidence for the EU

    Co-chaired by Panayiotis Nicolaides (EU Tax Observatory) and Salvador Barrios (Joint Research Centre, European Commission)

    9.30 – 10.10
    David Seim (Stockholm University)
    How do inheritance shape wealth inequality?
    Theory and Evidence from Sweden

    10.10 – 10.50
    Andreas Thiemann (Joint Research Centre, European Commission)
    INTAXMOD Inheritance and Gift Taxation in the Context of Ageing


    10.50 – 11.30
    Mariona Mas Monserrat (IEB Associate)
    What Happens When Dying Gets Cheaper?
    Behavioural Responses to Inheritance Taxation

  3. 11:30 AM - 12:00 PM CEST
    Coffee break
  4. 12:00 PM - 01:00 PM CEST
    Policy Panel: Inheritance Taxation, Inequality and Tax Avoidance

    Moderated by Beatriz Ríos (Freelance EU reporter)

    Diego Martínez-López (Pablo Olavide University, Seville, Fedea)
    Laurent Bach (ESSEC, IPP)
    Sarah Perret (OECD)
    Erich Kirschler (University of Vienna)


  5. 01:00 PM - 01:05 PM CEST
    Summary & Conclusions

    Salvador Barrios (Joint Research Centre, European Commission)

  6. 01:05 PM - 02:00 PM CEST
    Networking lunch

Practical information

Joint Research Centre - Seville site
Edificio Expo, C. Inca Garcilaso, 3, 41092 Sevilla Sevilla, Spain
Who should attend
Academia, policy makers, practitioners, tax modellers
EU Tax Observatory | Joint Research Centre



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