Erasmus Study Centre of Local Taxes
The Erasmus Study Centre of Local Taxes (ESBL) conducts scientific research in the field of taxation by municipalities, water boards and other local authorities in the Netherlands and abroad. The research focuses on the fiscal and economic aspects of local taxes. Part of the research is commissioned by third parties, like municipalities and government ministries.
Organizing and contributing to conferences, seminars etc. is also considered to be a part of the tasks of the ESBL. Furthermore the ESBL regularly hosts in-company training, especially for municipal organizations.
In addition, the ESBL publishes a brochure series and provides the 'Interlokaal', a six-monthly contribution in the Tax Journal (het Belastingblad) published by Kluwer.