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Podcast: Brexit, quantifying kleptocracy & why Panama Papers is tip of offshore iceberg

In our June 2016 Taxcast: how different could the lives of those in poverty have been without secrecy jurisdictions? We give you the very latest estimates on the missing trillions offshored from the world’s developing regions. Also: Brexit and the special interests behind it: “Nakedly, brazenly, they’re pushing the City of London’s deregulated, criminal approach …

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Anti-tax, anti-regulation sirens already emerging after Brexit

Just before the Brexit vote we quoted Adam Posen, President of the Peterson Institute for International Economics, about what might happen in a post-Brexit Britain: “If you’re anti-regulation fantasists to begin with, you start going down the path, ‘Oh we can become an even more offshore center. We can become the Cayman Islands writ large, or …

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Seabrooke & Wigan on Panama Papers

The question behind the Panama leak: Why aren’t international rules stopping offshore tax evasion? See the article : Seabrooke and Wigan on the Panama Papers, Washington Post – Monkey Cage – published April 5 2016 A lot of people are upset about the release of the ‘Panama papers,’ a leak of 11.5 million files from Mossack Fonseca, …

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Agora Forum “Are hard times to mother of invention?” // Boston, April 12th 2016

Organised prior to the 23rd international conference of Europeanists (hosted by the Council for European Studies in Philadelphia on April 14-15-16th 2016), the AGORA Forum “Are Hard Times the Mother of Invention – Efficiency and Legitimacy of Crisis-born Modes of Governance” aimed to instigate a transatlantic dialogue and foster questions shared by the participating academics …

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Workshop “Legitimacy of the EU’s modes of governance after the crisis” // Brussels, 30-31 May 2016

Workshop agenda This closed-door scientific workshop constituted the central piece of ENLIGHTEN’s first work package. Accordingly, the research which this workshop is to see presented, discussed and ultimately published will contribute towards meeting the WP’s epistemic objective of contributing towards a common theoretical framework articulating the role of ideas and implications of new policy instruments …

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