Journal Article: How polarized is the global income distribution?
The interest in the level of global inequality has surged in recent years. This paper complements existing estimates of global inequality by providing the first estimates of the level of bipolarization of the global income distribution.
Policy Brief: The business environment of Mozambican manufacturing firms
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Inclusive growth in Mozambique – scaling-up research and capacity
The central goal of the project is to support inclusive growth, growth that substantially improves the living standards of the Mozambican population.
Journal Special Issue: Fiscal Policy, State Building and Economic Development
This journal presents a synopsis of the contextual conditions, factors and challenges under which the recent evolution of tax systems has taken place. The journal, as the studies in this collection, gives special emphasis to the role natural endowments, p
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Working PaperDo multinational companies shift profits out of developing countries?: How data availability may hide the evidence
This study aims at providing causal evidence for tax-motivated profit-shifting out of developing countries, which, while often claimed to be the most affected, have been largely neglected in the literature...tax avoidance Profit shifting Developing countries
Journal ArticleGlobal Distribution of Revenue Loss from Corporate Tax Avoidance: Re-estimation and Country Results
Part of Journal Special Issue Fiscal Policy, State Building and Economic Developmentcorporate income tax International taxation tax avoidance
Working PaperEstimating the scale of profit shifting and tax revenue losses related to foreign direct investment
Governments’ revenues are lower when multinational enterprises avoid paying corporate income tax by shifting their profits to tax havens...Foreign Direct Investment corporate income tax tax avoidance
In the mediaStudy on global tax avoidance garners worldwide attention
A new WIDER Working Paper has brought attention around the world to government revenue loss from tax avoidance. The study finds that, globally, low- and lower middle-income countries are hit the hardest; in terms of regions, losses are most intense...Tax evasion Profit shifting
Working PaperAn evaluation of interest deduction limitations to counter base erosion in South Africa
This paper aims to describe funding structures of companies liable for tax in South Africa and how this relates to other characteristics, including ownership, of the companies...Interest Profit shifting South Africa
Working PaperEstimating profit shifting in South Africa using firm-level tax returns
Using the universe of South African corporate tax returns for 2009–14, we estimate profit- and debt-shifting responses in South Africa...Developing countries International taxation Multinational firms