FairTax is a cross-disciplinary four-year research project, aiming to produce recommendations on how fair and sustainable
taxation and social policy reforms can increase the economic stability of EU member states. How can sustainable taxation and
social policy reforms promote economic equality and security, enhance coordination and harmonisation of tax, enhance social
inclusion, environmental sustainability, increase tax compliance, and expand the EU's own-source revenue bases? Under the
coordination of Umeå University (Sweden), policy fiscal experts from ten universities in six EU countries and two non-EU countries
(Brazil and Norway) contribute to FairTax Research.
The Euroframe group of research institutes (CASE, CPB, DIW, ESRI, ETLA, IfW, NIESR, OFCE, PROMETEIA, WIFO) will hold its 16th
annual Conference on Economic Policy Issues in the European Union in Dublin on 7 June 2019. The aim of this conference is
to bring together academics and policy-oriented economists by providing a forum for debate on economic policy issues relevant
in the European context. The 16th Conference will focus on the greater cohesion across Europe in monetary, fiscal and macroprudential
policy while set against an increasingly fractured and polarised international (trade) environment. In particular, the conference
will address challenges concerning monetary policy normalisation and greater policy cohesion in the fiscal and macroprudential
policy areas. It will also address the implications of disruptions to trade due to Brexit and increased global tensions between
the USA and China.