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Political Resource Curse: What Does Natural Resource Dependence Do to Public Revenue?

Conventional wisdom has it that countries reliant on natural resource exports are particularly vulnerable to external shocks. Their economies usually depend on a small range… Read More ›

Company Income Tax: Let’s Not Forget Why Context Matters

Often, the effects of a lower company income tax on investment, national income, government revenue and so forth are assessed as if company tax was… Read More ›

Pay Disclosure: Information Is Power for Employers and Empowers Employees

“The Crown’s Claire Foy paid less than male co-star, producers admit”. 14 Mar. 2018, The Guardian.   Suzanne Mackie, producer of the Netflix Series: “Going forward,… Read More ›

Does Taxation Stifle Corporate Investment? Firm-Level Evidence from ASEAN Countries

The global economy has emerged from a multi-year convalescence, but maintaining the momentum will require sustained investment growth. In fast-growing Asia, gross capital formation remained… Read More ›

Good Times, Bad Times

“We have reached a tipping point,” the secretary-general of the OECD said in 2015. “Inequality can no longer be treated as an afterthought. We need… Read More ›