Kristian Niemietz
14 May 2015

The Economist, 11 April 2020 - Continued from part 1 (healthcare) - Up until 2016, the UK was one of the most centralised countries in the world. What was strange about this arrangement was that...
Massimiliano Trovato and Diego Zuluaga
5 June 2014
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How do you foster the emergence of a vibrant digital sector in Europe? This question has preoccupied policy-makers in Brussels for some time, so much so that in 2010 the European Commission created...
Philip Booth and Richard Wellings
19 November 2013

If we look at the performance of high-tax Western countries – which includes, amongst others, every EU country, plus the US – it is grim. These are the countries which, despite their high...
Philip Booth
24 May 2013

Earlier this week, I appeared on Radio 5 to talk about tax avoidance. The news hook was a speech by Ed Miliband on the supposed problems of Google’s low corporation tax payments. Of course,...
Kristian Niemietz
3 August 2009

Nobody likes competition when it takes place in their own backyard. Tax-hungry government officials are by no means an exception. If their counterparts abroad, either by insight or by lack of...