Programme Information

GCET19 General Programme




Wednesday 26th September

19.30 – 21:00 Welcome reception at The CIBELES PALACE (Madrid Townhall), Plaza de Cibeles, Madrid

 (*) The registration desk will be open on Thusday 27th September  8.00-8.45 (CEU San Pablo University, Julián Romea, 23)


Thursday 27th September

08:45 –09:05 Welcome speech and official opening of the conference.
Marcelino Oreja (President of the CEU San Pablo University Institute for European Studies, Spain), Marta Villar (GCET19 Chair, Spain), Alain Cuenca (Director of the Spanish Institute for Fiscal Studies), Marta Martínez Sánchez (Energy Policies and Climate Change, Iberdrola)
09:05 –09:35  Keynote lecture: Climate Change policies in Spain
Valvanera Ulargui (Director General of the Spanish Climate Change Office, Spain)
09:35 – 10:05 Keynote lecture: Environmental design cities: A holistic approach in an area of climate change policies.

Hernan  Kraviez (Norman Foster Foundation, Spain)

10:05 –  10:35 Keynote lecture:  Environmental Taxation and big cities in China: A Global vision

Dr. Qin Tiambao (Wuhan University, China)

10:35 – 11:00 Tea & coffee break
11:00 – 12:40 Parallel sessions I. The wide range of perspectives (5 topics & Rooms)
12:40 – 13:40 Lunch (buffet)
13:40 – 15:20 Parallel sessions II. Mitigation strategies (4 topics & Rooms)
15:20 –16:00 Tea & coffee break
16:00 –16:30 Keynote lecture: An Analysis of Spanish Green Taxes, Present and Future 

Ms. Pilar Jurado (Spanish Ministry of Finance, Spain)

16:30 –17:00 Keynote lecture: Taxation of transport from an EU perspective. Mr. Vicente Hurtado (European Commission, Belgium)
17:00 –17:30 Keynote lecture: Is Ocean Energy ramping up in our future sustainable energy mix?

Dr. Íñigo Losada (Cantabria University, Spain)

19:00 Optional tour (Royal Palace / Plaza Mayor / San Francisco el Grande / Senado/ Consejo Estado)
20:00 –23:30 Conference dinner at Royal Theatre.
23:30 Drinks in the downtown (optional)



Friday 28th September

08:45 – 10:30 Parallel sessions III Sector specific policies (4 topics & rooms)

Side-event Green Fiscal Policy Network

Delivering the Paris Climate Agreement – The role of green fiscal reforms in the transport sector.

10:30–11:00 Tea & coffee break
11:00–11:45 Keynote lecture: Road transport, environmental protection and fiscal instruments

Mr. Nils Axel Braathen (OECD, France)

11:45–12:15 Larry Kreiser Award
12:15–13:30 Buffet lunch
13:30–15:15 Parallel sessions IV. Challenging issues (6 topics & rooms)
15:15–15:45 Tea & coffee break
15:45–16:25 Keynote lecture: The PPP and the design of the new taxation in transport

Dr. Xavier Labandeira (University of Vigo, Spain)

16:25–17:00 Keynote lecture: Innovation: From Pigou to the Digital World

Prof. Janet Milne (Vermont Law School, USA)

17:00–17:20 Next year’s conference GCET20 Host
17:20–17:30 Closing remarks, Prof. emeritus Larry Kreiser (Cleveland State University, USA)

Farewell drink

Presenters Instructions

If you are a parallel session presenter or moderator PLEASE read the relevant information below regarding technology, timing, and the timekeeper role:

Presentation Technology

A computer and projector will be available in each room for presentations. Please use PowerPoint (pptx) or Portable Document Format (pdf ) as presentation formats. Prezi is also available if it is already fully downloaded. Presenters are requested to bring their presentations on a USB stick under all circumstances. Connecting personal laptops is discouraged to avoid excessive loss of time.


Presenters are invited to come to the room at least 10 minutes prior to the start of the session to upload their presentation and check functionality – all parallel sessions have a break immediately preceding them so that you will have time. We recommend using your name in the file name and avoiding file names such as GCET19 or PRESENTATION to avoid confusion. If you need technical assistance and cannot spot an assistant, kindly call +34 699 979 565 (Carlos Moreno) and request it indicating your conference room name. Moderators will introduce the presenters and their topics and their role is also moderate the debates. Please be aware of your duties as timekeeper, if applicable.


The time available for each parallel session is one hour and forty-five minutes. Therefore, parallel sessions with 5 presenters will have 21 minutes for each to present and take questions, and parallel sessions with 4 presenters will have 26 minutes for each to present and take questions. The timekeepers can give you a gentle 5 minute warning when your time is almost up and then will inform you when your time is up. The presenter will be in charge of deciding when to transition from presenting to taking questions, and will themselves take questions from the audience.


Timekeepers are always the last presenters in the parallel session. Timekeepers, like the other presenters, are invited to come to the room 10 minutes prior to the start of the session and check in with each presenter. Their responsibilities include ensuring that the time is equally divided across all presentations. It is recommended that the timekeepers use a timer or a timer function on their phone to keep track of the time, and then to provide 5-minute and time’s up reminders to the presenters preceding them. It will be in everyone’s interest to start on time and remain respectful of others’ time.

Registration and other information

The registration desk will be open on Thursday 27 September 8.00 – 8.45 CEU San Pablo University – Julián Romea, 23

WIFI – ID: Invitados ceu PD: inveritatelibertas

HASTAG – The official hastag is #GCET19

Detailed Programme of Parallel Sessions

Thursday 27th September

  • Parallel Session I – 11:00 – 12:40 (5) The wide range of perspectives
  • Parallel Session II- 13:40 – 15:20 (4) Mitigation strategies

Friday 28th September

  • Parallel Session III – 08:45 – 10:30 (4) Sector specific policies
  • Parallel Session IV – 13:30–15:15 (6) Challenging issues

(*) The underlined name means the person is the presenter, and the asterisk indicates timekeeper

Parallel Sessions Overview

RoomParallel Sessions I 27th Sept.
11:00 – 12:40
Parallel Sessions II 27th Sept.
13:40 – 15:20
Parallel Sessions III 28th Sept.
8:45 – 10:30
Parallel Sessions IV 28th Sept.
13:30 – 15:15
The diversity of fiscal perspectives

Carbon pricing design

Vehicles and congestion charges
Energy demand
Fiscal Climate Policy in comparative perspective
Governance issues RenewablesEnergy efficiency and energy transition
Room 1Fiscal environmental policy in comparative perspectiveThe role of tax incentives and subsidiesRoad transportEconomic instruments for environmental protection I
Room 2Climate change and addressing circular economy related issuesAir transport taxesSolid waste pollutionEconomic instruments for environmental protection II
Room 3Smart cities and urban perspectives
Use of land, biodiversity and protection area
Room 4 Solid waste pollution II

(A)  Parallel Session I – 11:00 – 12:40. The wide range of perspectives
  • 1.1. SAL I. – The diversity of fiscal perspectives (A)

Moderator: Stefan Weishaar, University of Groningen (NL)

Fiscal policy for decarbonisation of energy in Europe, with a focus on urban transport: case study and proposal for Spain (ID: 01) – David Robinson, Oxford Institute for Energy Studies (UK)

The status of climate policy integration and coherence – progress in the EU and in Austria (ID: 02) – Daniela Kletzan-Slamanig, Claudia Kettner, Austrian Institute of Economic Research (AT)

Is the low level of taxes for the electronic commerce contributing to an environmentally unfriendly growth of transport? (ID: 03) – Marta Villar, CEU San Pablo University (ES)

(*) How do corporate tax rates affect corporate environmental social responsibility? A comparison of Australia and the U.S. (ID: 04) – Roberta Mann, University of Oregon School of Law (US), Bill Butcher, UNSW Sydney (AU), Fiona Martin, UNSW Sydney (AU)

  • 1.2. SAL II. – Fiscal climate policy in comparative perspective (A)

Moderator: Jerónimo Maillo, CEU San Pablo University (ES)

External costs and environmental taxation: the role of transport sectors within the Italian economy (ID:

05) – Andrea Molocchi, Italian Ministry of Environment – Sogesid TA (IT)

The important role of environmental taxation in renewable energy production and energy consumption in Spain and in the English electricity sectors (ID: 06) – Nuria Encinar, Barrister in Energy Law, General Secretary of AEDEN (ES)

Modelling of the environmental assistance composed of donor countries, recipient countries and third countries (ID: 07) – Bishwa Raj Kandel, Kaetsu University (JP)

(*) The development of an international environmental tax agenda in the United Nations Committee of Experts in international tax cooperation (ID: 08) – Tatiana Falcão, European University Institute (BR)

  • 1.3. Room 1. – Fiscal environmental policy in comparative perspective (A)

Moderator: José Andrés Rozas, University of Barcelona (ES)

Current situation and issues of environmental taxes in Japan (ID: 09) – Shoko Sakai, Katsu University (JP)

Fiscal policies for green growth: a case study of Brazilian manufacturing industries (ID: 10) – Camila Gramkow, University of East Anglia (UK)

The utilization fee in the Russian Federation and its impact on environmental protection (ID: 11) – Nikolay Kichigin, Institute of Legislation and Comparative Law under the Government of the Russian Federation (RU)

(*) Italian experiences of local taxation to protect the environment: a comparative analysis (ID: 12) – Roberta Alfano, University of Naples (IT), Alessia Tomo, University of Naples (IT)

  • 1.4. Room 2. – Climate change and addressing circular economy related issues (A)

Moderator: Larry Kreiser, Cleveland State University (US)

The use of social cost of carbon dioxide values in climate policy (ID: 13) – Elena Aydos, University of Newcastle (AU)

The G20 Peer Review of FFS (ID: 14) – Aldo Ravazzi Douvan, Italian Ministry of Environment – Sogesid TA (IT), Gionata Castaldi, Italian Ministry of Environment – Sogesid TA (IT)

Internet of things, environmental protection and taxation (ID: 15) – Iñaki Bilbao Estrada, CEU Cardenal Herrera University (ES), Álvaro Antón Antón, CEU Cardenal Herrera University (ES)

Tax exemption, green and circular economy and local taxes (ID: 16) – Carlo Soncini, University of Parma (IT)

(*) Tax reliefs for housing and collaborative transportation in relation to the objectives of climate change

(ID: 17) – Juan Ignacio Gorospe Oviedo, CEU San Pablo University (ES)

  • 1.5. Room 3. – Smart cities and urban perspectives (A)

Moderator: Carmen Cámara, Madrid Open University (MOU) – UDIMA (ES)

Smart city: the synergy among citizens, authorities and corporations through the environmental taxation (ID: 18) – Simone Ariatti, University of Trento (IT) Virginia List, Legance avvocati associati (IT), Alessandra Magliaro, University of Trento (IT)

The tax regime of historical gardens in a perspective of cultural and environmental valorisation (ID: 19)

  • Caterina Verrigni, University of Chieti-Pescara (IT)

Smart cities: can business improvement districts reduce the environmental footprint of commerce logistics? (ID: 20) – Helena Villarejo, University of Valladolid (ES), Maria Luisa Esteve Pardo, University of Girona (ES), Clara Peiret, City University of London (UK)

(*) Creative districts and sustainable growth. A tax law perspective (ID: 21) – Silvia Giorgi, University of Chieti-Pescara (IT)

(B)  Parallel Session II- 13:40 – 15:20. Mitigation strategies
  • 2.1. SAL I. – Carbon pricing design (B)

Moderator: Janet Milne, Vermont Law School (US)

Canada’s carbon price floor (ID: 22) – Ian W.H. Parry, IMF (US)

The fluctuating fortunes of carbon pricing in resource rich nations – a review of recent developments in Canada and Australia (ID: 23) – Wayne Gumley, Monash University, (AU), Deborah Jarvie, University of Lethbridge (CA)

New pathways for carbon pricing – the Dutch experience (ID: 24) – Stefan Weishaar, University of Groningen (NL)

(*) The use of the Effective Carbon Rate (ECR) as an indicator for climate mitigation policy (ID: 25) – Kris Bachus, University of Leuven (BE)

  • 2.2. SAL II. – Governance issues (B)

Moderator: Nils Axel Braathen, OECD (FR)

Tax incentives to green investments: limits to state’s cuts back (ID: 26) – Jerónimo Maillo, CEU San Pablo University (ES)

Environmental tax regulations in the light of the “indirect expropriation” doctrine: the threat of state liability (ID: 27) – Begoña Pérez Bernabeu, University of Alicante (ES)

Ex-post appraisal of environmentally related tax policies: building on programme evaluation studies

(ID: 28) – Nils Axel Braathen, OECD (FR), Jonas Teusch, OECD (FR)

(*) Preventing cases of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease: an estimate of monetary benefits of reductions in air pollution (ID: 29) – Mikael Skou Andersen, Aarhus University (DK)

  • 2.3. Room 1. – The role of tax incentives and subsidies (B)

Moderator: Roberta Mann, University of Oregon School of Law (US)

Tax incentives for energy in Turkey: increasing fiscal transparency in energy policy (ID: 30) – Leyla Ates, Altimbas University (TR), Sevil Acar, Altimbas University (TR)

Driven by subsidies: government support to use of fossil fuels in the transport sector in Europe (ID: 31) – Ipek Gençsü, Overseas Development Institute (UK)

Urban concentration as a way of sustainable development of Brazilian Amazon region: a case study of zona franca of Manaus – a free-trade zone amidst the forest (ID: 32) – Weber Busgaib Gonçalves, Federal University of Ceará (BR), Renan Cavalcante Araújo, Federal University of Ceará (BR), Pedro Felipe de Oliveira Rocha, Catholic Pontificia University of San Paulo (BR)

(*) Tax measures to incentive environmentally friendly cities (ID: 33) – José María Cobos Gómez, Comillas Pontificia University / Garrigues (ES)

  • 2.4. Room 2. – Air transport taxes (B)

Moderator: Justo Corti, CEU San Pablo University (NL)

Aviation; to tax or not to tax? (ID: 34) – Bill Hemmings, Transport and Environment (NL)

Implementing CORSIA – challenges and opportunities (ID: 35) – Laurel Besco, University of Toronto- Mississauga (CA)

The Swedish aviation tax – an example to follow? (ID: 36) – Yvette Lind, University of Gävle (SE)

(*) International aviation and climate change: carbon pricing beyond CORSIA (ID: 37) – Beatriz Martinez Romera, University of Copenhagen (DK), Dirk Heine, GMTMD (DE), Goran Dominioni, Erasmus University Rotterdam (DK)

(C) Parallel Session III – 08:45 – 10:30. Sector-specific policies
  • 3.1. SAL I. – Vehicles and congestion charges (B)

Moderator: Violeta Ruiz Almendral, Spanish Constitutional Court (ES)

The Geneva congestion charge: rationale, design, and acceptability (ID: 38) – Linda Tesauro, Haute École de Gestion Genève (CH)

Is road pricing the key to sustainable low-carbon road transport in Australia? (ID: 39) – Vanessa Johnston, Monash University (AU)

Policies for a low-carbon transition in passenger vehicles in East Asia (ID: 40) – Aileen Lam, University of Macao (CN), Soocheol Lee, Jean-François Mercure, Yongsung Cho, Chun-Hsu Lin, Hector Pollitt, Unnada Chewpreecha, Sophie Billington, Cambridge Econometrics (UK)

Sharing cars: a legal and economic analysis of the taxation of B2C carsharing models (ID: 79)- Fanny Vanrykel, Bruno De Borger, Marc Bourgeois, Liège University (BE)

(*) Taxation of vehicles without emissions (ID: 41) – Francisco José Cañal García, University of Barcelona (ES)

  • 3.2. SAL II. – Renewables (C)

Moderator: Marta Martinez, Iberdrola (ES)

The experience of Eolic power in beach’s environment in Brazil´s northeast region (ID: 42) – Elizabeth Alice Barbosa Silva de Araujo, Eulália Emília Pinho Camurça, Eveline Barbosa Silva Varvalho, Luis Henique Barbosa de Araujo, The Federal University of Ceará (BR)

Solar power in Brazil: current overview and fiscal challenges for the next five years (ID: 43) – Adriana Reis de Albuquerque, Federal University of Sao Paulo (BR)

Instruments to promote solar energy development in Brazil: possibilities to urban deconcentration induction (ID: 44) – Denise Lucena Cavalcante, The Federal University of Ceará / PGFN Ministério da Fazenda, Eric de Moraes e Dantas, The Federal University of Ceará (BR)

(*) Promotion of renewable energy for a sustainable city: taxes on electric self-consumption of households?  (ID: 45) – Gemma Patón, University of Castilla La Mancha (UCLM) (ES)

  • 3.3. Room 1. – Road Transport (C)

Moderator: Gonzalo Sáenz de Miera, Iberdrola (ES)

The problem about transport in Mexico and the lack of tax elements in the energy reform to encourage a sustainable transport (ID: 46) – Diana Gabriela Pinzón Ortiz, Morelos State University (MX)

Fuel price elasticities of car transport in EU member states (ID: 47) – Claudia Kettner, Austrian Institute of Economic Research (AT)

Incentive proposals for the electric vehicle in the Spanish tax system (ID: 48) – Ángel Moreno Inocencio,

International University of La Rioja (ES)

Cap-and-trade possibilities for the transportation sector of the Northeast and Mid-Atlantic states (ID:

49) – Jeffrey Paul Sokolik, Vermont Law School (US)

(*) Road test of Australia’s Luxury Car Tax Concession – will it influence demand for low carbon vehicles?

(ID: 50) – Anna Mortimore, Griffith University (AU)

  • 3.4. Room 2. – Solid waste pollution I (C)

Moderator: Álvaro Antón Antón, CEU Cardenal Herrera University (ES)

Plastic and green bag taxes: Italian recent trends (ID: 51) – Marina Bisogno, University of Naples and University of Paris Panthéon-Sorbonne (IT), Nora Libertad Rodríguez, University of Salamanca (ES).

Could environmental tax help to tackle plastic pellets leakage? (ID: 52) – Joana Pedroso, Gothenburg University (SE)

Potential impacts of adjustments to the New Zealand waste disposal levy (ID: 53) – Tanzir Chowdhury, Eunomia Research & Consulting Ltd (UK)

(*) Disposable packaging waste and the polluter pays principle: the introduction of a charge on disposable coffee (ID: 54) – Carmen Cámara Barroso, Madrid Open University (MOU) – UDIMA (ES)

(D) Parallel Session IV – 13:30–15:15. Challenging issues
  • 4.1. SAL I. – Energy demand (D)

Moderator: Hope Ashiabor, Macquarie University (AU)

Dynamic pricing and consumers’ adaptive behavior: energy demand-supply balance when consumers update their lifestyles in the long-run (ID: 55) – Eiji Sawada, Kyushu Sangyo University (JP)

Household energy demand and demographic transition: what role for environmental taxation? (ID: 56)

  • Rosella Bardazzi, University of Florence (IT), Maria Grazia Pazienza, University of Florence (IT)

Old taxes and new challenges: fuel excises and the shifting sands of our dependence on fossil fuels (ID:

57) – Hope Ashiabor, Macquarie University (AU)

(*) Taxing energy or funding roads? Australia’s fuel tax system at the crossroads (ID: 58) – Celeste M Black, Sydney Law School (AU)

  • 4.2. SAL II. – Energy efficiency and energy transition (D)

Moderator: Mikael Skou Andersen, Aarhus University (DK)

Public funds for energy efficiency programs (ID: 59) – José A. Rozas, University of Barcelona (ES)

Promoting energy efficiency in residential and commercial properties: can property assessed clean energy (pace) programs be implemented in Spain? (ID: 60) – Mª Luisa Esteve Pardo, University of Girona (ES)

Regulating behind the meter:  embedding protections for energy consumers in modern energy environments  (ID: 81) – Rowena Cantley-Smith, Monash University (AU)

The role of tax law in the French energy transition (ID: 61) – Vladmir Marchenko, University Paris II Panthéon-Assas (FR)

(*) Nuclear energy for city transport during the energetic transition (ID: 62) – María de los Angeles Díez Moreno, Madrid Open University (MOU) – UDIMA (ES)

  • 4.3. Room 1. – Economic instruments for environmental protection (I) (D)

Moderator: Stefan Speck, European Environmental Agency (DK)

The Italian catalogue of EHS and EFS (ID: 63) – Aldo Ravazzi Douvan, Cecilia Camporeale, Gionata Castaldi, Luca Grassi, Mario Iannotti, Greti Lucaroni, Andrea Molocchi, Italian Ministry of Environment – Sogesid TA (IT)

Taxes on air pollution in Spain (ID: 64) – Ignasi Puig Ventosa, ENT Foundation (ES)

Paris agreements and international shipping: a second opportunity for market-based measures? (ID:

65) – Justo Corti Varela, CEU San Pablo University (ES)

(*) A green tax reform for Cyprus and its co-benefits for urban sustainability (ID: 66) – Theodoros Zachariadis, Cyprus University of Technology (CY)

  • 4.4. Room 2. – Economic instruments for environmental protection II (D)

Moderator: Javier Porras, CEU San Pablo University (ES)

Efficient tax incentives for buildings’ better environmental performance (ID: 67) – María Amparo Grau Ruiz, The Complutense University of Madrid (ES)

Applying environmental taxes to supply chain management (Examining intermodal transportation in interconnecting systems) (ID: 68) – Deborah Jarvie, University of Lethbridge (CA)

Study on the relationship between provincial tax rates of EPT and selected parameters (ID: 69) – Chazhong Ge, Chinese Academy for Environmental Planning (CN), Yidan Zhang, Hangzhou University of Electronic Sciences and Technologies (CN), Feng Long, and Qijia Yang, Chinese Academy for Environmental Planning (CN)

China’s new emissions trading scheme and the prospects for linking (ID 80) – Joseph Delatte, Sven Rudolph – Kyoto University (JP)

(*) Analysis of the granting of credit and subsidies in innovative technologies in renewable energy: assessing the implementation and effectiveness of a Brazilian case (ID: 70) – Carlos Araujo Leonetti, Federal University of Santa Catarina (BR), Rafaela Cristina, Federal University of Santa Catarina (BR), Elena Aydos, University of Newcastle (AU)

  • 4.5. Room 3. – Use of land, biodiversity and protection areas (D)

Moderator: Kris Bachus, University of Leuven (BE)

How much does it cost to conserve the nature space in China? (ID: 71) – Wu Jian, Renmin University of China (CN), Yang Zhe, Renmin University of China (CN)

Inventory and analysis of the effectiveness of landfill taxation of non-hazardous waste in Europe (ID:

72) – Tom Huppertz, RDC Environment (BE)

Common pool resources and green taxation: is there a way to convergence? (ID: 73) – Lia Carolina Vasconcelos Camurça, Federal University of Ceará (BR)

(*) The agricultural conundrum: encouraging climate-friendly agriculture through economic instruments in North America (ID: 74) – Emma Akrawi, Vermont Law School (US)

  • 4.6. Room 4. – Solid waste pollution II (D)

Moderator: Iñaki Bilbao, CEU Cardenal Herrera University (ES)

The costs and benefits of extended producer responsibility: an evaluation of the Italian waste electrical and electronic equipment (WEEE) management system (ID: 75) Edoardo Croci, University of Bocconi (IT), Francesco Colelli, University of Bocconi (IT)

Optimal charge rate for the waste disposal charge system in Korea: a comparative static analysis within the framework of consecutive waste treatment service markets (ID: 76) – Taek-Whan Han, SeoKyeong University (KR)

Taxation as a preventive measure for environmental protection (ID: 77) – Nazlı Nilay Dayanç, Bilkent

University (TR)

(*) Payment for urban ecosystem services and the waste pickers: a tool to overcome environmental and social challenges in Brazil (ID: 78) – Ana Paula Rengel Gonçalves, Federal University of Santa Catalina (BR)

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