Wednesday, June 24, 2009

Oxford University Centre for Business Taxation: a challenge to TJN

As some readers will already be aware, the Oxford University Centre for Business Taxation has published a report that is critical of a number of estimates published by TJN, Tax Research, Global Financial Integrity, Christian Aid, Oxfam, and others. This is good news, and it is what all of us have been aiming for: to provoke others into working in this area. The Oxford report, and our responses to it, will drive the debate forwards. What doesn't kill you makes you stronger, as the saying goes.

TJN is still preparing a set of responses to the report. So in the meantime, it would be useful to refer to a series of blogs by Richard Murphy, which are still in the process of being published on his Tax Research UK blog, which have started the ball rollilng.

So far, he has written blogs about:
  • transfer mispricing here
  • 60% of all global trade is through tax havens here
  • The Price of Offshore here
  • The Tax Gap and micro-level data here
  • On economics, economists and economic research here
We will be bringing you more in due course.


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