European Tax Policy Forum

The European Tax Policy Forum (ETPF) was set up in 2005 to commission independent academic research into the impact of tax policy on business in Europe.

Mission & Goals

ETPF believes that tax policy is sometimes made in a vacuum, without independent evidence of the impact of the policy options on business. So, our objectives are:

Commission Research

To commission independent academic research which will be published and made available to all.

Public Understanding

To educate and inform public understanding

Support Policymakers

To provide European governments and others making decisions on tax policy with independent data and research on the effects of tax policy.


The central aim of ETPF research is to increase the availability of economic research on issues which are of great importance not just for multinational companies, but also for tax policy-makers.Working with renowned professors and other academic researchers in the tax policy area, we regularly commission Policy Papers and Articles on different aspects of international taxation and its impact on various stakeholders.
We also produce a regular survey on tax uncertainty across countries.


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Sponsorship of ETPF is welcome from large European-based companies, or companies with substantial European operations, who have an interest in supporting economic research on tax. Sponsors pay an annual subscription fee to fund the research and meet the running costs of ETPF. Sponsors are also invited to get together once a year to discuss the research programme and relevant developments.

For sponsorship queries, please contact here


ETPF intents to hold public conferences from time to time, at which all will be welcome to discuss the research phases and particular papers. Public conferences were held in London every year between 2006 and 2010, with the venue shifting to Brussels from 2011 onwards, and then back to London from 2014.

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The European Tax Policy Forum (ETPF) was set up in 2005 to commission independent academic research into the impact of tax policy on business in Europe.

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