Expanding the global tax base: Taxing to promote public goods,tobacco taxes

Expanding the global tax base: Taxing to promote public goods,tobacco taxes

This session will be dedicated to exploring how countries can use tobacco taxes to reduce harmful behavior for health while raising fiscal revenues, with particular lessons for developing countries, which are lagging being public health improvements worldwide. The session will also discuss how developing countries could overcome the pressure from tobacco multinational companies to expand their business and, instead, diversify their agriculture production.

Speakers:

Professor George Akerlof

Professor Philip Cook

Jason Furman

Moderator:

Patricio Marquez

Panelist:

Jeremias Paul

Professor Rose Zheng

Fernando Serra Semiglia