On the occasion of 30-years of economic transition in Poland, CASE Belarus in partnership with CASE, The Center for New Ideas, BEROC, and Free Belarusian University invite you for a public discussion with the best Polish economists to discuss fiscal policies of a transition economy. Former policy-makers and currently academic teachers will discuss these issues in details and tell more about fiscal policy from Polish perspective.
When: Monday, 11 November, 18.00 — 20.00
Where: Modern Art Gallery «Ў», 19 Kastryčnickaja st, metro station «Pieršamajskaja»
The language of the event is English. Simultaneous translation to Belarusian/Russian will be provided. Free admission. Please use this link to register to the event due to limited number of places available.
Speakers and topics:
Professor, Former Vice-Minister of Finance of Poland (2004-2005, 2014-2015)
A good tax system for Belarus
What is a good tax system? The one that takes into account equity and efficiency. Obviously there is a trade off between these two, but a bad system can be neither fair nor efficient. Is there a unique tax system for all countries? Obviously no, but there are some commonly accepted principles of a good tax system: neutrality, progresivity and treating taxes and contributions as a system.
Professor, Former advisor of the President of Poland (2010-2015)
Successes and failure of fiscal decentralization in Poland after 1990. Comparative European perspective.
Polish local government reform initiated in 1990 and continued during the following decade led to creation of a system in which the level of decentralization and local autonomy (especially on a municipal level) belongs to the highest in Europe. The lecture will concentrate on:
— the main milestones of Polish decentralization
— current system of 3-tier sub-national governments
— Polish decentralization in a comparative (European) perspective
— measures of financial autonomy and its level in European perspective
— main revenue sources and expenditure assignments of Polish sub-national budgets
— threats of potential re-centralization