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Research interests

Cees Peters works as an assistant professor at the Fiscal Institute Tilburg of Tilburg University. He specialises in the area of overlap between the political economy of international taxation and international tax law. This implies that he is dealing with international tax governance in the broadest sense, including topics such as the development of ideas about international taxation and the international tax policy of states, multinational companies (i.e. tax and corporate social responsibility) and international organisations. He is interested in developing critical theory in international tax governance and is keen to thinking about the changing function of taxation. Cees is also dealing with the current and desirable ways of taxing capital. In this regard he has a broad knowledge of topics such as transfer pricing, international tax law, corporate income tax law, EU tax law (including EU state aid control) and the various initiatives of the OECD.

Cees Peters wrote a book called 'On the legitimacy of international tax law'. This book assesses the legitimacy of current international tax law and makes recommendations to improve this legitimacy. It includes an analysis of the Base Erosion and Profit Shifting project and a proposal for more democratic international tax governance. See

Currently, Cees Peters is the Academic Director of both the bachelor and the master Tax Economics at Tilburg University.

Current courses

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  • Tax Policy
  • Transfer Pricing
  • Taxes
  • Tax Law
  • Corporate Income Tax
  • International Tax Law

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tax law Social Sciences
international law Social Sciences
legitimacy Social Sciences
taxation Social Sciences
neutrality Social Sciences
capital export Social Sciences
political crisis Social Sciences
Law Social Sciences

Research Output 2008 2018

50 jaar onderwijs op het Fiscaal Instituut Tilburg

Peters, C. & Staats, G., Dec 2018, Jubileumbundel Fiscaal Instituut Tilburg 50 jaar onderzoek, 50 jaar onderwijs: Opstellen uitgegeven ter gelegenheid van het 50-jarig bestaan van het Fiscaal Instituut Tilburg. van Vijfeijken, I., Stevens, T. & Dusarduijn, S. (eds.). Tilburg: Prisma Print, Tilburg University, p. 77-90

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapterProfessional

Het nieuwe verrekenprijzenbesluit

Peters, C. & Stevens, T., Dec 2018, In : NTFR Beschouwingen. 12, 12, p. 23-27

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleProfessional

Improving democratic international tax governance: On the power of citizens, transparency and independent watchdogs

Peters, C., Feb 2017, Building Trust in Taxation. Peeters, B., Gribnau, H. & Badisco, J. (eds.). Cambridge Antwerp Portland: Intersentia, p. 205-234

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapterScientific

Staatssteun en tax rulings: Over competitie tussen staten en de doodlopende weg van het recht

Peters, C., 2017, In : Weekblad voor fiscaal recht. 146, 7188, p. 547-555

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleScientific

National Report. The Netherlands

Peters, C., 2016, La Fiscalità Ambientale in Europa e per l’Europa. Di Pietro, A. (ed.). Bari: Cacucci Editore, p. 289-300

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapterScientific