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Working PaperThe tax-price elasticity of offshore tax avoidance: Evidence from Ecuadorian transaction data
This study leverages a unique data set on the universe of transactions exiting the Ecuadorian economy to estimate the tax-price elasticity of demand for tax-sheltering activities using offshore fiscal havens...Tax evasion Tax avoidance Tax havens
Working PaperIllicit financial flows and the Global South: A review of methods and evidence
Illicit financial flows (IFFs) constitute a major challenge for development in the Global South, as domestic resource mobilization is imperative for providing crucial public services...Illicit financial flows Tax havens Multinational firms
BlogInternational tax avoidance and development
Corporate taxation is at the heart of economic development, and cardiac failure looms if international tax reform is not made globally inclusive There is a close link between a country’s economic development and its capacity to collect tax reve...International taxation Tax avoidance Tax havens
In the mediaSA-TIED researcher interviewed on tax haven research
SA-TIED researcher, Ludvig Wier, has featured in multiple South African news outlets explaining new research findings from the programme. Wier was invited to speak to anchors from South Africa’s national news channels, SABC and eNCA . He was...Profit shifting Multinational firms South Africa
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 PaperHow do voters respond to information on self-serving elite behaviour?: Evidence from a randomized survey experiment in Tanzania
Does self-serving elite behaviour make citizens more politically active? This paper presents the results of a randomized field experiment where voters in Tanzania were given information about elite use of tax havens...Elites Citizens Voter turnout