Announcing the 2020 Indiana/Leeds Summer Tax Workshop Series!

Indiana Leeds PR image to useBy: Leandra Lederman

As I posted previously, this summer, Dr. Leopoldo Parada from the University of  Leeds School of Law and I (with the support of the Indiana University Maurer School of Law) will co-host the new Indiana/Leeds Summer Tax Workshop Series. It will meet online via Zoom on Thursdays from 10:30am-noon Eastern time (3:30-5pm British Summer Time). If you are interested in cutting-edge tax issues, we hope you will consider attending!

We received many terrific submissions in response to the Call for Papers. As stated there, we prioritized tax topics that would be of interest to scholars in multiple countries. We are very fortunate to have Professor Ruth Mason from the University of Virginia kicking off what promises to be an outstanding series! The following is the full list of speakers and the papers they’ll be presenting:

May 21 Ruth Mason, University of Virginia The Transformation of International Tax
May 28 Stephen Daly, King’s College London Trust, Tax Administration and State Aid
June 4 Ana Paula Dourado, University of Lisbon A Roadmap on Digital Tax Issues
June 11 James Repetti, Boston College The Appropriate Roles for Equity and Efficiency in a Progressive Income Tax
June 18 Allison Christians, McGill University Accurately Counting Value in the International Tax System
June 25 Umut Turksen, Coventry University The Role of Human Factors in Tax Compliance and Countering Tax Crimes
July 2 Diane Ring & Shuyi Oei, Boston College Regulating in Pandemic: Evaluating Economic and Financial Policy Responses to the Coronavirus Crisis
July 9 Joshua Blank, University of California, Irvine Automated Legal Guidance
July 16 Michael Devereux, University of Oxford The OECD GloBE Proposal
July 23 Susan Morse, University of Texas Modern Custom in Tax
July 30 Ricardo García Antón, Tilburg University Enhancing the Group Interest in Transfer Pricing Analysis
Aug. 6 Steven Dean, New York University A Constitutional Moment in Cross-Border Taxation
Aug. 13 Monica Victor, University of Florida The Taxman’s Guide to the Galaxy: Allocating Taxing Rights in the Space-based Economy

The format will involve 20 minutes for scripted remarks, followed by questions and discussion. A draft paper will be distributed to attendees approximately a week in advance of each talk.

The Indiana/Leeds Summer Tax Workshop Series is open to attendance by interested faculty, tax experts, and students. If you do not have the link to access the sessions on Zoom, please email Dr. Leopoldo Parada or me; our email addresses are provided below.

Students and other attendees who would like to list on their c.v. that they “participated in the 2020 Indiana/Leeds Summer Tax Workshop Series” should do the following:

  • Send a resume in advance to and, ideally in advance of the first session on May 21, 2020.
  • Attend at least 9 of the scheduled sessions.
  • Type in the Chat window of the Zoom session of each session you attend a brief introduction containing your name, school or other institution, location, and degree candidacy or job title.

If you have questions, feel free to email us at and We hope to see you (virtually) this summer!

6 thoughts on “Announcing the 2020 Indiana/Leeds Summer Tax Workshop Series!

  1. Note that the speaker order has changed slightly: Susan Morse will present “Modern Custom in Tax” on June 4 and Ana Paula Dourado will present “A Roadmap on Digital Tax Issues” on July 23.


    1. Indiana University Maurer School of Law has created a playlist for the videos of the talks in this series. The videos are those where we have speaker permission. Each video includes the introductory remark and the main talk (no Q&A). The playlist is located at


  2. Note that the speaker order has changed a bit again: Shuyi Oei & Diane Ring will present “Regulating in Pandemic: Evaluating Economic and Financial Policy Responses to the Coronavirus Crisis” on June 18 and Allison Christians will present “Accurately Counting Value in the International Tax System” on July 2.


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