EU vs Apple, Microsoft, Amazon, Intel, Facebook, Google… Anti-trust, Taxation and Privacy violations



Panel Discussion
Tuesday September 27, 2016 from 12:00 to 2:00 PM | 223 Moses Hall

Alan Auerbach, Robert D. Burch Professor of Economics and Law. Director of the Burch Center for Tax Policy and Public Finance. Helena Malikowa, EU Fellow at IES, UC Berkeley, Case manager, Directorate General for Competition, European Commission Carl Shapiro, Transamerica Professor of Business Strategy at the Haas Business School and at the Department of Economics. Member of the President’s Council of Economic Advisers during 2011-12. Gabriel Zucman, Assistant Professor of Economics, author of the book “The Hidden Wealth of Nations: the scourge of tax heavens”. Chair: Joseph Farrell, Professor of Economics at the Department of Economics and former   chief economist at the FTC (2009-12) and at DOJ (2000-2001).

After the Microsoft vs EU case brought by the European Commission  against Microsoft for abuse of its dominant position in the market
After investigation into whether Amazon used its dominant position in the region’s e-books market to make it harder for rivals to offer lower prices
After Intel which paid a 1.44 billion Euro fine for "loyalty discounts" that it offered to personal computer makers in Europe when selling its microprocessors
After Ireland was ordered by the European Union commissioner for competition, to collect as much as €13 billion from Apple because of illegal tax breaks
And the list is longer, see EU vs Google, vs Facebook, vs Qualcomm…
After the last EU finance ministers meeting lining up behind tax ruling against Apple and focusing on ways to harmonize tax rules for multinational companies
3 of the most prominent experts on campus will discuss:

  • Are the EU actions founded?
  • What is the right approach?
  • What are the next steps?

Organized by IIS- Igov-Center on Institutions and Governance, the Center for Equitable Growth and the Institute of European Studies.

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