Seminar with Alex Cobham (International Tax Justice Network)
A growing literature grapples with the thorny problem of estimating that which is deliberately hidden: including taxable assets, income and profits; and the proceeds of crime and corruption. This seminar will provide an overview of the leading approaches, their strengths and weaknesses, and the options for further progress – not least, because of the need to construct appropriate indicators for the agreed Sustainable Development Goals target to reduce illicit financial flows.
Alex Cobham is director of research at the International Tax Justice Network, and a visiting fellow at King’s College London IDI. Across a range of academic, policy and NGO roles, his research has focused mainly on issues of taxation, horizontal and vertical inequality, and illicit financial flows.