ICRICT welcoming Chilean economist Ricardo Martner as a new commissioner

 

PRESS RELEASE

16 August 2018

 

ICRICT welcoming Chilean economist Ricardo Martner as a new commissioner

Two new members just entered ICRICT’s coalition: the Arab NGO Network for Development (Annd) and the Center for Economic and Social Rights (CESR)

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The Independent Commission for the Reform of International Corporate Taxation (ICRICT) is pleased to announce that Ricardo Martner has accepted to join the Commission.

Ricardo Martner, born in Santiago, Chile, is now an independent economist, after serving in the United Nations for more than 30 years. As Chief of the Fiscal Affairs Unit of CEPAL/ECLAC, he was in charge of the dissemination and discussion of the Addis Ababa Action Agenda  in Latin American and Caribbean Countries, and organized the CEPAL Fiscal Policy Seminar for 15 years.

As a visiting Professor of Economics and Public Finance in many Latin American Universities,  his research interests include income distribution and other inequality issues, macroeconomics, budgeting, debt dynamics and of course tax policy and international cooperation on tax matters. He has collaborated in many United Nations reports and authored and co-authored many books and articles. Here are some of his recent publications:

El (frágil) estado de las economías latinoamericanas. http://nuso.org/articulo/el-fragil-estado-de-las-economias-latinoamericanas/

 Someter la evasión para reducir la desigualdad. http://nuso.org/articulo/someter-la-evasion-fiscal-para-reducir-la-desigualdad/

 Evasión y elusión tributaria corporativa en AL y su impacto sobre la desigualdad. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tKPhiO7p1gE

 Tributación para un crecimiento inclusivo. https://www.oxfammexico.org/sites/default/files/InformaES.pd

 The redistributive potential of taxation in Latin America. Hanni, Michael - Martner Fanta, Ricardo - Podestá, Andrea. https://www.cepal.org/en/publications/39603-redistributive-potential-taxation-latin-america

 

ICRICT is also pleased to announce that two new members have just joined its coalition of civil society and labor organizations: the Arab NGO Network for Development (Annd) and the Center for Economic and Social Rights (CESR).

Responding to widespread anger about corporate tax avoidance, the impacts of such avoidance on inequality, and concerns that current tax reform processes are inadequate, the coalition has worked since 2014 to establish ICRICT as a new nonpartisan body to propose tax reforms that better reflect the public interest.

 

ABOUT ICRICT:

The Independent Commission for the Reform of International Corporate Taxation aims to promote the international corporate tax reform debate through a wider and more inclusive discussion of international tax rules than is possible through any other existing forum; to consider reforms from a perspective of public interest rather than national advantage; and to seek fair, effective and sustainable tax solutions for development.

ICRICT has been established by a broad coalition of civil society and labor organizations including Action Aid, Alliance Sud, Christian Aid, the Council of Global Unions, the Global Alliance for Tax Justice, Oxfam, Public Services International, Tax Justice Network and the World Council of Churches. ICRICT is supported by Friedrich-Ebert-Stiftung.

 

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