Why this book?
Experts from the field of economics take a different view of tax treaty issues than experts from the field of law. In order to encourage the much needed communication between these two groups, a cross-disciplinary conference was held to discuss selected tax treaty issues from both a legal and economic perspective. Twenty-five conference papers on eight topics were prepared by lawyers and economists. The papers on legal issues were presented and discussed by economists, and vice versa. The interdisciplinary focus of the conference not only allowed an exchange of knowledge between two groups who think differently about similar issues, but also made it possible to better grasp the impact of the thinking of one group on the areas of interest to the other group. The outcome of the conference is reflected in this book.
By showing the legal and the economic approaches to an issue, this book improves the general understanding of the two disciplines and demonstrates how the decisions in one discipline may influence the other discipline and its concepts. Twenty-two contributions are included, written by the most distinguished academics, practitioners and representatives of several international tax administrations and both tax and economic institutions.
Reuven S. Avi-Yonah, Andrés Báez Moreno, Niels Bammens, Fabian Barthel, Bernhard Brielmaier, Kim Brooks, Catherine Brown, Matthias Busse, Luc De Broe, David G. Duff, Wolfgang Eggert, Carlo Garbarino, Marcel Gérard, Christiana HJI Panayi, Jun-ichi Itaya, Domingo J. Jiménez-Valladolid de L’Hotellerie-Fallois, Eric C.C.M. Kemmeren, Richard Krever, Matthias Langer, Alexander Linn, Marina Lombardo, Guglielmo Maisto, Michael J. McIntyre, Jack Mintz, Eric Neumayer, Cees Peters, Pasquale Pistone, Alexander Rust, Friedrich Schneider, D.P. Sengupta, Daniel Shaviro, Victor Thuronyi, Edoardo Traversa, Félix Alberto Vega Borrego, Martin Wenz, Hannes Winner, Juan José Zornoza Pérez.