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Research interests

Cees Peters works as an assistant professor at the Fiscal Institute Tilburg of Tilburg University. His research focuses on topics that are at the intersection of the political economy of international taxation and international tax law. This implies that he is dealing with global tax governance in the broadest sense, including issues such as the international tax policy of states, multinational companies and international institutions. In this context, Cees is also dealing with the current and desirable ways of taxing capital. This implies that he has a broad knowledge of international and EU tax law, including topics such as transfer pricing, EU state aid law and the various initiatives of the OECD and the EU.

Cees wrote numerous national and international publications. This work received recognition with the granting of the ‘Jaap van den Berge Literatuurprijs’ in 2019 for its contribution to the development of tax law in the Netherlands. His work includes 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 Proft Shifting project and a proposal for more democratic international tax governance. The book was shortlisted for the IBFD Frans Vanistendael Award for International Tax Law in 2015.

 Cees has an extensive experience of lecturing in a variety of courses such transfer pricing, international and European tax law and decision-making processes. He also has a succesful track-record of managerial activities, including his role as Academic Director of both the bachelor and the master programs of ‘Tax economics’ at Tilburg University. Before Cees joined Tilburg University he worked at the international and EU tax practice of PwC for 9 years.

Current courses

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  • International Tax Policy
  • Transfer Pricing
  • Taxes
  • Tax Law
  • Corporate Taxation
  • International Tax Law
  • Global tax governance

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Research Output 2008 2020

Global tax justice: Who's involved?

Peters, C., 2020, (Accepted/In press) Ethics and Taxation. Van Brederode, R. (ed.). Singapore: Springer Nature, 23 p.

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapterScientificpeer-review

decision-making process

Netherlands: Constructive dividend as a result of interest-free loan in Ireland: extra-territorial application of the Dutch arm’s length principle?

Peters, C., 2020, (Accepted/In press) Tax Treaty Case Law Around the Globe 2019. Kemmeren, E. & Lang, M. (eds.). Amsterdam: IBFD

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapterScientific

Evaluatie van art. 8b Wet VPB 1969

Peters, C., 2019, De Toekomst van de Vennootschapsbelasting: Lessen uit 50 Jaar Wet VPB 1969. Stevens, A. J. A. & Van de Streek, J. L. (eds.). Deventer: Wolters Kluwer, p. 243-255

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapterScientificpeer-review

Tax policy convergence and EU fiscal state aid control: In search of rationality

Peters, C., 2019, In : EC Tax Review. 28, 1, p. 6-17

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleProfessional

tax policy
European Commission

The legitimacy of EU fiscal state aid control: What is your legitimation narrative?

Peters, C., 2019, New Perspectives on Fiscal State Aid: Legitimacy and Effectiveness of Fiscal State Aid Control. De Pietro, C. (ed.). Alphen aan den Rijn: Kluwer Law International BV, p. 5-30 26 p. (EUCOTAX Series on European Taxation).

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapterScientific

Prizes / Recognition