“The Land value tax-campaign in Germany – Lessons Learned” Dr. Dirk Löhr
When: Sep 30, 2021 at 7 PM et/6 PM ct/5 PM mt/4 PM pt
Speaker: Dr. Dirk Löhr; moderated by Dr. Nic Tideman
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Dr. Dirk Löhr is Professor of Taxation and Ecological Economics at Trier University of Applied Sciences, Environmental Campus Birkenfeld and spokesman of the Center for Land Research.
He completed his PhD at the Ruhr University Bochum, and his MBA at the University Hagen and the University of Cardiff/Wales. Prior to his professorship, he held positions as an authorized signatory in an international hotel group and as head of department at Deutsche Bahn AG (a railway company).
Among his land policy credentials:
He is a member of the Higher Expert Committee for Property Values in Rhineland-Palatinate and the Regional Expert Committee Rheinhessen-Nahe, a member of the scientific advisory board of the Freiherr-vom-Stein-Akademy für European Urban Studies as well as a member of the working group for spatial development, construction, and housing of the Friedrich-Ebert-Stiftung (a foundation of the German Social Democratic party).
Löhr is a member of the German Academy for Urban and Regional Planning (DASL), where he is particularly active in the Land Policy Committee. Löhr was also a member of the Building Land Commission and the Expert Dialogue on Leasehold of the Federal Ministry of the Interior.
He was invited as an expert to hearings in the German Bundestag (Finance Committee, Parliamentary Sustainability Advisory Council), as well as at the state level (state government of Baden-Württemberg, Budget Committee of the Lower Saxony State Parliament).
Löhr was a co-founder of the call “Land Tax: Timely!”, which advocates a land value tax.