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.
Professor George Akerlof
Professor Philip Cook
Professor Rose Zheng
Fernando Serra Semiglia