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The problems with measuring tax systems

Nicholas Shaxson

In debates about tax policy we need to de-emphasise the role of economics and measurement and rekindle the politics In the past few years there have been several efforts to understand and even measure ‘spillovers’ – that is, how one state’s tax or legal system can transmit damage to other states’ tax or legal systems.  Perhaps the best known of … Continue reading

16 March 2017 by
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Liberal vs populist economic policies in France 2017

Renee Buhr

Whoever is elected as President in April is set to introduce a break from business as usual in French economic policy On November 20 and 27 2016, Les Républicains – a collection of parties of the right and centre – held open primary elections to determine their candidate for the French presidential elections scheduled for 23 April 2017.   The results … Continue reading

20 December 2016 by
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Apple’s tax affairs open the door for global corporate tax reform

By blaming governments for their tax affairs corporations like Apple are inviting the responses they least desire: increased taxes and global tax regulation Global corporate tax avoidance is estimated to cost governments around the world US$240 billion in foregone revenues each year. Put this figure in the context of the uncertain economic environment across Europe since the 2008 financial crisis, … Continue reading

1 December 2016 by
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The regressive evolution of the UK tax base

The declining significance of progressive and business taxation demonstrates the character of ‘austerity’ In a recent SPERI paper, Jeremy Green and Scott Lavery argued that the economic recovery has been secured through processes of ‘regressive redistribution’, as quantitative easing and the suppression of wages represent a striking redistribution of wealth to asset holders and businesses, and away from low and … Continue reading

13 June 2014 by
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Sea change moments and post-crash political economy

Andrew Baker

The crisis has opened the door to new ideas and policy paradigms, but politicians are yet to build upon them and create a convincing progressive agenda Political economists are pessimistic about the prospects for far-reaching and profound change following the financial crash of 2008. A common refrain is that little in the way of substantive change to the financial and … Continue reading

12 December 2013 by
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