Inaugural lecture by Prof. Florian Scheuer, 21.10.2019

You are warmly invited to the inaugural lecture of Prof. Florian Scheuer:

Taxation and the Superrich

The recent increase in income and wealth inequality, led by an extraordinary concentration among the very richest swath of households, has focused policy attention on the superrich. Politicians in many countries have called for increasing the tax burden on these households, in the form of both higher top rates for existing income taxes as well as new tax levies targeting the superrich. In his inaugural lecture, Florian Scheuer will discuss his research that aims at illuminating whether such proposals constitute good policy. 

Florian Scheuer is UBS Professor of Economics of Institutions at the University of Zurich. He was previously Assistant Professor of Economics at Stanford University, a Visiting Professor at Harvard University and UC Berkeley, and a National Fellow at the Hoover Institution. He received his PhD from MIT in 2010.

The inaugural lecture is public and will take place in the Aula of the University of Zurich (KOL G-201, Raemistrasse 71, 8006 Zurich) on Monday, October 21, 2019, at 17:00. No reservation is needed.

We are looking forward to seeing you there!