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

Hosted by the Ralph Miliband Programme and the International Inequalities Institute

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Dr Arun Advani

Dr Arun Advani

Alex Cobham

Alex Cobham

Professor Jayati Ghosh

Professor Jayati Ghosh


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.

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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.

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