Events

Global Tax Justice in the Twenty-First Century: promises and challenges

Hosted by the Ralph Miliband Programme and the International Inequalities Institute

Online public event

Speakers

Dr Arun Advani

Dr Arun Advani

Alex Cobham

Alex Cobham

Professor Jayati Ghosh

Professor Jayati Ghosh

Chair

Dr Robin Archer

Dr Robin Archer

After President Biden’s call for a new global minimum corporation tax at the G7 in June, issues of global tax justice are once again in the public eye.

But with progress towards coordinated global taxation having stalled since, what are some of the major challenges facing the global tax justice movement—in both the global north and global south? And how might the left capitalise on the popular re-emergence of an issue it has long championed?

Meet our speakers and chair

Arun Advani (@arunadvaniecon) is Visiting Fellow in the International Inequalities Institute at LSE. He is Assistant Professor at the University of Warwick and Impact Director of the Centre for Competitive Advantage in the Global Economy. He is also a Research Fellow at the Institute for Fiscal Studies. His work focuses on issues of tax compliance and tax design, including taxation at the top of the income distribution and the taxation of 'non-doms', as well as taxation issues in low income countries.

Alex Cobham (@alexcobham) is the Chief Executive of the Tax Justice Network. He publishes regularly on issues of illicit financial flows, effective taxation for development, and inequality. Most recently, he has published two books on the methodological challenges associated with tax justice issues, The Uncounted, and Estimating Illicit Financial Flows: A Critical Guide to the Data, Methodologies, and Findings (with Petr Janský).

Jayati Ghosh is Professor of Economics at the University of Massachusetts, Amherst, and a specialist on the challenges that globalisation presents to the developing world. She is the Executive Secretary of International Development Economics Associates, an international network of heterodox development economists. She has received the International Labour Organisation’s Decent Work Research Prize for 2010 and the NordSud Prize for Social Sciences in 2010.

Robin Archer is the Director of the postgraduate programme in political sociology and the Director of the Ralph Miliband Programme at LSE.

More about this event

The Ralph Miliband Programme (@rmilibandlse) is one of LSE's most prestigious lecture series and seeks to advance Ralph Miliband's spirit of free social inquiry.

The International Inequalities Institute (@LSEInequalities) at LSE brings together experts from many of the School's departments and centres to lead cutting-edge research focused on understanding why inequalities are escalating in numerous arenas across the world, and to develop critical tools to address these challenges.

Twitter Hashtag for this event: #LSETax

Podcast & Video

A podcast of this event is available to download from Global Tax Justice in the Twenty-First Century: promises and challenges.

A video of this event is available to watch at Global Tax Justice in the Twenty-First Century: promises and challenges.

Podcasts and videos of many LSE events can be found at the LSE Public Lectures and Events: podcasts and videos channel.

Social Media

Follow LSE public events on Twitter for notification on the availability of an event podcast, the posting of transcripts and videos, the announcement of new events and other important event updates. Event updates and other information about what’s happening at LSE can be found on the LSE's Facebook page and for live photos from events and around campus, follow us on Instagram. For live webcasts and archive video of lectures, follow us on YouTube

LSE in Pictures is a selection of images taken by the school photographer.

From time to time there are changes to event details so we strongly recommend that if you plan to attend this event you check back on this listing on the day of the event.

This event will be streamed live on Facebook

Twitter

LSE Events LSEpublicevents

🇬🇷 Last week, @PrimeministerGR joined Kevin Featherstone in celebrating 25 years of the Hellenic Observatory… twitter.com/i/web/status/1…

16 hours ago

Reply Retweet Favorite

LSE Events LSEpublicevents

RT @CEP_LSE: Alison Wolf points out HE enrolments have expanded hugely across the world. #LSEEducation https://t.co/sw9axjcESN

2 days ago

Reply Retweet Favorite

  Sign up for news about events