MPDD Seminar Series on "Tax reforms in Latin America: Lessons for Asia and the Pacific" by Mr. Vito Tanzi

Date: 
13 Aug 2014
Location: 
Bangkok, Thailand

MPDD Seminar Series on "Tax reforms in Latin America: Lessons for Asia and the Pacific" by Mr. Vito Tanzi, Wednesday, 13 August 2014, 10.00-12.00 hrs., Meeting Room H, United Nation Conference Centre

Vito Tanzi, a leading expert in taxation issues, discusses changes in the tax systems of the Latin American countries in recent decades and explores the extent to which their experience is relevant to Asia and the Pacific in the present.

Vito Tanzi is a former Director of the Fiscal Affairs Department of the International Monetary Fund. He also served as Undersecretary for Economy and Finance in Italy. He is currently Honorary President of the International Institute of Public Finance. Dr. Tanzi has published hundreds of articles in professional economic journals – including the American Economic Review, the Journal of Political Economy, the Review of Economics and Statistics, the Journal of Public Economics, and the Economic Journal – and more than 20 books. His recent publications include Policies Institutions and the Dark Side of Economics (2000); Peoples, Places and Policies: China, Japan and Southeast Asia (2008); Russian Bears and Somali Sharks (2010); Government versus Markets: The Changing Economic Role of the State (2011); Recent Developments in Public Finance(2011); and Dollars, Euros and Debt (2013). Vito Tanzi received a PhD in Economics from Harvard University.