Work Package (WP) 7: Impact and Dissemination

WP Leader: Copenhagen Business School, Duncan Wigan.

Other Partners: All Partners

Objectives:

  • The objectives of WP7 are on Tools, Training, and Traction. COFFERS will enable European institutions to know more about fiscal fraud, tax avoidance and evasion by mapping expert networks, corporate forms, and regulatory instruments across different jurisdictions.
  • Our Impact strategy draws on the theoretical and methodological innovations in the project, as well as the research from the work packages. The Trace, Track and Transmit research objectives directly inform three impact objectives: Tools, Training, and Traction. They are the three pillars of the COFFERS Impact plan

Description of work:

  • Task 1: Developing Tools

Our first task is to develop “Tools” that can be used in developing policy to counter tax fraud, avoidance, and evasion. The tools, including a Corporate Risk Index, a Financial Secrecy Index, and a Anti-Money Laundering Codebook, will provide data and analytical frames for policymakers to better access the sources of Europe’s fiscal leaks within national, European, and international jurisdictions. Prime responsibility for this task lies with CBS in WP7, City in WP1, TJN in WP2, CBS in WP4, and UU in WP6.

  • Task 2: Developing Teaching

Second, we will engage in “Training” of staff of EU institutions through a tailored and ECTS accredited course on “Corporate Tax Regimes and Fiscal Expertise” to be organized by the Copenhagen Business School’s Executive Training program (CBS Executive) in coordination with the principal researchers in COFFERS. The course is open to all, but will specifically target policymakers interested in tax governance, as well as private sector practitioners interested in further education. The course content will be directed by Richard Murphy (City) and provided by Murphy leading researchers in the COFFERS project and delivered twice during the life of the project, both times at the Copenhagen Business School. City in WP1 and CBS in WP4 and WP7 are primarily responsible, especially the latter, which is running the Impact package.

  • Task 3: Developing Traction

Third, we will use our research to engage in “Traction” for relevant stakeholders. This is to provide research findings to the European public and policymakers. We seek to do so in two ways. The first is through hosting Case Study Integrity Fora (CSIF) in years 2 and 3 of the project. The purpose of CSIFs is to bring in (or go to) policymakers and practitioners to present works-in-progress within an intensive feedback session format. The second format is to leverage our world-class International Advisory Board, which includes, for example, the head of tax at KPMG and the Chair of the OECD’s BIAC committee (the key business lobby group), to have high-level public sessions at our planned general assemblies.

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