The Center for Basque Studies would like to welcome Gemma Martínez Bárbara!

Gemma is visiting from Bizkaia as part of the agreement made by the Diputación de Bizkaia and the University of Nevada.  Both institutions share the common goal of promoting and disseminating research about the Basque Economic Agreement and comparative federal fiscal systems through activities organized at the Center for Basque Studies at UNR.  This will lead to the CBS organizing a one-day seminar that The Government of Bizkaia will fund, in which Gemma will present a paper, and eventually a book chapter for publication. We will have another visitor next year as well as to help collaborate.

Gemma is a graduate in Law at the University of Deusto (Bizkaia-Spain) with a postgraduate in taxation. She is a civil servant of the Government of Bizkaia and has been Head of the Tax Policy Unit of the Foral Treasury in the Government of Bizkaia since 1999. She is in charge of the tax reforms legislative projects to be proposed to the Representative Assemblies of the territory.

She collaborates as a professor with the University of Deusto and the Chamber of Commerce of Bilbao in post-graduate programs and with the University of the Basque Country as a lecturer in seminars on tax issues. She is an active writer in several magazines dealing with fiscal and European Law matters (European Taxation, Aranzadi and Fitax…). She is a permanent collaborator with the Ad Concordiam Association for the Promotion and Difussion of the Economic Agreement. In 2013, she was the winner of the Leizaola Award with a research on Tax Harmonization and the Basque legislative powers.

We look forward to having Gemma at the CBS and are excited to see the fruits of this unique partnership!


Gemma receiving the Leizaola award