Book Launch: Tax Justice and Global Inequality
Erika Siu (Editor), Krishen Mehta (Editor), Tina Søreide (NHH), and Astrid Haas (IGC) in conversation with Bjørn Enge Bertelsen (GRIP).
As COVID-19 pushes millions of people into poverty while others continue to accumulate their wealth, new calls for more fair and just taxation are raised.
The current challenges of increasing global inequalities demand a re-examination of the financial architecture and tax system we live in, to secure resources for development and to enable countries to protect their sources of revenue for the financial challenges that lie ahead. How can countries secure resources for their development and how can tax systems help to address inequalities? This timely book “Tax Justice and Global Inequality” addresses these questions by exploring a variety of tax policy solutions at the domestic and international level to raise revenue and promote sustainable futures in the post-COVID era.
Bjørn Enge Bertelsen has been the Executive Director of GRIP since October 2019. Bertelsen is a professor of social anthropology at the University of Bergen. In his research, Bertelsen has published extensively on urban and structural forms of inequality, dynamics of violence in (post-) war settings and multiple forms of political protest. Mozambique, Ghana and southern Africa are areas in which he has carried out fieldwork and research collaborations.
Erika Siu is the Deputy Director of the Think Tanks project at the Institute for Health Research and Policy at the University of Illinois. Erika has worked as the Secretariat Director of the Independent Commission for the Reform of International Corporate Taxation and conducted research for the International Centre for Tax and Development, the UN Committee of Experts on International Cooperation in Tax Matters, and the UN Development Programme
Krishen Mehta is a Senior Global Justice Fellow at Yale University. Krishen is Director of Tax Justice Network in London, an Advisor to Aspen Institute’s Business and Society Program in New York, and a member of the Steering Group of the Independent Commission for Reform of International Corporate Taxation.
Tina Søreide is a Professor of Law and Economics, studies corruption, governance, markets and development, currently with an emphasis on law enforcement at NHH. She teaches courses in business ethics, corruption and governance, and organizes a research program on Corporate Compliance and Enforcement, which operates in cooperation with the Legal Reform research agenda at the Faculty of Law, UiB.
Astrid Haas is the former Policy Director of the IGC, the International Growth Centre. She was previously the Senior Country Economist for Cities and Head of the Cities that Work Initiative at the IGC. Her current research specialises in the area of municipal and infrastructure finance, in particular, but she also works on other areas such as urban mobility and urban land tenure more broadly. She works with various mayors, city managers and their teams in Africa and Asia to support research and evidence-based policy reform.
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