Author: Nicholas Shaxson

Blog: The problems with measuring tax systems

by Nicholas Shaxson

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 these efforts is the Tax Justice Network’s Financial Secrecy [...]

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