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AK 06: Tax evasion

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Hotel Alpbacherhof
Breakout / Working Group
in englischer Sprache

Resistance to taxation, shadow economies and corruption: these are phenomena which may occur individually and differ in terms of extent and nature, but they may also be mutually causal and exponentially cumulative. They pose a constant challenge to societies both as regards the latter s threshold of passive acceptance and their potential to actively change matters. Ignoring these phenomena would ultimately mean leaving them to be determined by the  market , which would, in the end, make the rule of law and (even) neo-liberal principles obsolete. Or has such a  market already become reality, and are individual rules at the national level obsolete and ineffective in any case due to globalisation?

Director, Tax Justice Network International Secretariat, London
Advisor Anti-Corruption to the Director General, European Anti-Fraud Office (OLAF), Brussels
Columnist, daily newspaper "Die Presse"; Lecturer, School of Journalism, Vienna
Chair, Department of Economics, Johannes Kepler University Linz
Dean and Executive Secretary, IACA - International Anti Corruption Academy, Laxenburg

John CHRISTENSEN

Director, Tax Justice Network International Secretariat, London

Economic adviser to the government of Jersey. Subsequently advised Oxfam on their report on "Releasing the hidden billions for development".
 Trained as a development economist. Has worked as an adviser to a variety of governmental and non-governmental agencies. Several periods of employment in private sector financial organisations, including offshore trust administration.
1987-1998
 Regularly comments on international financial issues on BBC, in the Financial Times, The Guardian and other international media.

Dr. Wolfgang HETZER

Advisor Anti-Corruption to the Director General, European Anti-Fraud Office (OLAF), Brussels

Study of law at the University of Göttingen, First Judicial State examination Second Judicial State Examination PhD at the University of Saarbrücken Joined the Federal Tax Administration of Germany. Over the last twenty five years Dr. Hetzer has been responsible for numerous tasks. He was Head of Unit in the Federal Tax Administration, law clerk at the Federal Supreme Tax Court and a senior officer in the Federal Ministry for Research and Technology in Bonn. Following the Reunification of Germany Dr. Hetzer was appointed Deputy Head of the Tax Division in the Ministry of Finance in Potsdam (State of Brandenburg)
 Worked as a junior barrister in Germany and Brazil
1972-1977
1979
1982
1983
 Before joining the European Anti-Fraud Office (OLAF) Dr. Hetzer was responsible for supervising the Intelligence Services in the Federal Chancellery in Berlin He is now serving as the Adviser to the Director General of OLAF (Anti-Corruption).

Dr. Anneliese ROHRER

Columnist, daily newspaper "Die Presse"; Lecturer, School of Journalism, Vienna

Lecturer, University of Auckland, New Zealand Political Journalist, "Die Presse" Head of Department, Domestic Affairs, "Die Presse"
1971-1974
1974-1986
1986-2001

Dipl.-Vw. Mag. Dr. Friedrich SCHNEIDER

Chair, Department of Economics, Johannes Kepler University Linz

Studium der Volkswirtschaftslehre an der Universität Konstanz Promotion an der Universität Konstanz zum Dr.rer.soc. Forschungsaufenthalt an den Universitäten Yale und Princeton und am Public Choice Center, University of Virginia in Blacksburg Wissenschaftlicher Assistent am Institut für Empirische Wirtschaftsforschung, Universität Zürich Visiting Associate Professor an der Volkswirtschaftlichen Fakultät der Universität Stockholm
1970-1977
1977
1975-1976
1976-1981
1982

Mag. M.Sc. Martin KREUTNER

Dean and Executive Secretary, IACA - International Anti Corruption Academy, Laxenburg

 Mr. Kreutner is Dean and Executive Secretary of the International Anti-Corruption Academy (IACA). He was Director of the Austrian Federal Bureau for Internal Affairs and President of the European Partners against Corruption (EPAC/EACN) network. He extensively lectured worldwide on anti-corruption, international humanitarian law, and security topics. He is/was member of several international boards and a senior reviewer for the United Nations, the Council of Europe, OECD, Transparency International, and the World Bank. He holds a Master in Law from the University of Innsbruck and a Master in Policing and Public Order Studies from the University of Leicester.

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