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CATRC Research Fellowship

High–level research is only possible if close links established with both domestic and international scientific and business community.Therefore, the Central Asian Tax Research Center (CATRC) cordially invites you to join its newly launched “Research Fellowship” program. The program is oriented on tax professionals and academics with the purpose to establish continuous mutually beneficial relationships and develop tax education in Central Asia as well as allow our research fellows to address their research objectives. For further information, please, see the Invitation below.

 CATRC Incoming Foreign Researchers

Central Asian Tax Research Center (CATRC) cordially invites successful candidates of Eurasia Program Fellowship ( to make a field visit to Kazakhstan and conduct their research with CATRC.

For more detailed information, please, see the attachment.

 Marco Greggi
Prof. Marco Greggi - Full Time Associate Professor at the University of Ferrara, Faculty of law. Professor of Tax law at the Superior School of Finance and Economics (Ministry of Finance). Professor of Tax law at the LL.M. in Tax law, University of Bologna.

On February 10th KIMEP was honored to welcome Associate Professor Marco Greggi  as a guest lecturer. Having both practical and academic experience in the field of taxation, Professor Greggi provided KIMEP community with a precious input as to taxation in Italy and European Union.  Read more..>>

             Jose Manuel Almudi Cid

Prof. Jose Manuel Almudi Cid-is professor of tax law at the Complutense Universtiy of Madrid. His main  fields of research are European tax law in the field of direct taxes, international anti-avoidance rules, the harmonized system of VAT and taxpayer’s guarantees in tax procedures.

He is author on many publications on tax law and regularly invited as speaker in various tax conferences both in Spain and abroad. He is member of theInternational Fiscal Association and of the Spanish Association of Tax Advisors.  Read more..>>


   Diego Modonesi

Diego Modonesi currently lives and works successfully in Brussels for the European Parliament.

During his career as civil servant for the Italian Customs Administration and for the European Commission, he has gained a considerable experience in customs from a technical point of view.

His professional experience, over 13 years, was acquired primarily in relation to the application of customs law, firstly at the Italian customs (Local offices, Investigation, Regional offices) and subsequently at European Commission where he worked in several Commission Directorate Generals with distinct policy and responsibilities, all linked to customs, such as OLAF (Antifraud investigation office), Budget and Agriculture.

Moreover, he also has extensive academic experience in the field of the customs legislation, through participation in many seminars and conferences at several universities, such as Bologna, Padova, Louvain-la-Neuve and Almaty. He produced several publications in peer-reviewed academic journals, related to customs and fiscal law. He gained his PhD in European Fiscal Law at the University of Bologna and Louvain-la-Neuve with a thesis "La dette dounaniere et les obligations douanieres" - Customs incidence and customs obligations.

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         Catherine Brown

Catherine Brown is a professor at the Faculty of Law, University of Calgary where she has been teaching in the areas of tax, trade and business planning since 1981.

Her current research explores the interaction of tax and trade agreements in regulating tax discrimination.

Over her academic career she has travelled and written extensively in pursuit of these interests. She was a Visiting Professor at the Faculty of Law, University of Toronto 1985, the Institute of Southeast Asian Studies (Singapore) (1985), a Fulbright Fellow and Visiting Professor at Stanford University, 1994/95, and Visiting Scholar at UCLA Law School in 2008. Read more..>>

      Erki UUstalu 

Erki is an international tax expert with over 12 years experience in both public and private sectors in Estonia and abroad. He has a law degree from Tartu University, Estonia and postgraduate LLM degree in International Taxation from Leiden University, the Netherlands. His core competences are in the area of international tax structuring and European tax law, the topics he is currently also teaching in Tartu University law Faculty.

His public sector experience was with Fiscal State Aid Unit at European Commission until being appointed as a Counselor of the Estonian Minister of Finance in tax and gambling policy matters (2004-2007). Currently he is a member of the Economic Council to the Secretary General of the Estonian Ministry of Finance and is appointed by the Ministry as an independent person of standing, eligible to become a member of the transfer pricing advisory commission as referred by the EU Arbitration Convention. His private sector experience is from Tax and Legal Department of PricewaterhouseCoopers where he was a Senior Tax Manager. Currently he acts for PwC as an Of Counsel in selected projects.

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Michael Quinn,
Sep 18, 2012, 2:20 AM
Michael Quinn,
Sep 18, 2012, 2:20 AM