Conservative Institute held the autumn lecture within
Conservative Economic Quarterly Lecture Series (CEQLS)
on an issue of
Tax Harmonization vs. Competition in the EU
presented by Daniel J. Mitchell,
chief expert on tax policy and tax reform for the Heritage Foundation who visited Slovakia on invitation by Conservative Institute.
Heritage's chief expert on tax policy and the economy, Mitchell advocates supply-side tax policy and fundamental tax reform. Mitchell also is the nation's leading opponent of tax harmonization schemes developed by the Brussels-based European Union, the Paris-based Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD), and the United Nations. His September 2000 analysis of the OECD's "harmful tax competition" initiative was the opening salvo in a campaign to shift the position of the United States government and thus stymie international proposals to persecute low-tax jurisdictions.
Mitchell fights for smaller, less intrusive government. He was an active proponent for President Bush's tax rate reductions and urges further supply-side tax rate reductions to boost the economy and constrain the growth of government.
Mitchell's by-line can be found in such national publications as the Wall Street Journal, New York Times, Investor's Business Daily, and Washington Times. Mitchell holds a Ph.D. in Economics from George Mason University and master's and bachelor's degrees in economics from the University of Georgia. Prior to joining The Heritage Foundation in 1990, Mitchell was as an economist for Senator Bob Packwood and the Senate Finance Committee. He also served on the 1988 Bush/Quayle transition team and was Director of Tax and Budget Policy for Citizens for a Sound Economy.
The lecture is available pdf/CEQLS_Mitchell.pdfhere as an Adobe Acrobat PDF.