TJN is an organisation that focuses strongly on research and advocacy. Its senior advisers are experts in their field who help TJN in a variety of ways, including conducting and supervising research, and assisting TJN in formulating and delivering policy recommendations in appropriate forums. Our senior advisers are, in alphabetical order:
Jack Blum, is one of the United States' leading white-collar defense attorneys specialising in money laundering. He has worked for law firms in the areas of bank and securities firm compliance, congressional investigations, international financial crime, money laundering and offshore tax evasion. He has been an expert witness and consultant for various US government agencies and private clients. He served for many years as a U.S. Senate staff attorney, where he was involved in numerous well-known investigations, including the investigation of Bank of Credit and Commerce International (BCCI), General Noriega's drug trafficking and Lockheed's overseas bribes. Jack Blum has been a consultant to the United Nations Centre on Transnational Corporations, the United Nations Office of Drug Control and Crime Prevention, and served as the chair of the experts group on international asset recovery which was convened by the United Nations Centre for Drug Control and Crime Prevention. He often testifies about money laundering and tax evasion before U.S. congressional committees.
James S. Henry is a leading economist, attorney, and investigative journalist who has written extensively about global banking, debt crises, tax havens and economic development. In the corporate world, Henry served as Chief Economist, McKinsey & Co. (NYC global h.q.); VP Strategy, IBM/Lotus Development Corporation (Cambridge), Manager, Business Development, the Chairman's Office (Jack Welch), GE (Fairfield), and senior consultant Monitor Group,the international consulting firm. As Managing Director of Sag Harbor Group, a strategy consulting firm, his clients have included such enterprises as ABB, Allen & Co., AT&T, AT Kearney, Calvert Fund, Ce-mex, ChinaTrust, the Scotland Yard/FBI Task Force on Caribbean Havens, IBM/Lotus, Intel, Interwise, Lucent, Merrill Lynch, South Africa Telecom, Rockefeller Foundation, the Swedish Power Board, TransAlta, UBS Warburg, Volvo, and Monitor Company. A member of the New York Bar, he has served as a pro bono cooperating attorney for the NYCLU on First Amendment issues, and as Vice President, New York Civil Liberties Union - Suffolk County. He is author of the acclaimed investigative economics book The Blood Bankers, and his articles and citations have appeared in The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, The New Republic, The Nation, The Conference Board, The Washington Post, Harpers, Fortune, Jornal do Brasil, The Manila Chronicle, La Nacion, and many others.
Michael J. McIntyre is professor of law at Wayne State University, where he has taught various tax courses since 1975. Prior to coming to Wayne State, Professor McIntyre practiced with a tax firm in Washington, DC, and served for four years as the director of training at the International Tax Program of Harvard Law School. He was the founding editor-in-chief (1989-91) of TaxNotes International, a leading tax journal dealing with international tax issues around the world. Over the past three decades, Professor McIntyre has consulted widely on a range of tax policy issues for various public bodies,including the United Nations, the OECD, and many national and state governments. He has written widely on a variety of tax topics, including the taxation of the family, the proper taxtreatment of interest payments, the international aspects of taxation, and various topics on multistate taxation. His web page Taxation and Development provides useful links. (more)
Krishen Mehta completed his 30 year career with PricewaterhouseCoopers in 2008 having served in its New York, London, and Tokyo offices. While at PricewaterhouseCoopers, he was responsible for PwC's US Tax practice in Japan, Singapore, Malaysia, Taiwan, Korea, China, and Indonesia, and worked with over 140 American companies conducting business in Asia. Krishen is currently an advisor to Aspen Institute's Business and Society Program, and is a member of the Asia Advisory Council of Human Rights Watch. He is also a Trustee of the Korbel School of International Studies at the University of Denver, and of the Institute of Current World Affairs in Washington, DC. Krishen has taught at a number of Universities, including American University and the Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy at Tufts University in Boston. He has been an invited speaker at the Global Justice Program at Yale University, and has conducted Capstone workshops for graduate students at the School of International and Public Affairs at Columbia University. From 2010-2012, Krishen was Co-Chairman of the Advisory Board of Global Financial Integrity, a division at the Center for International Policy in Washington, DC.
Sol Picciotto is emeritus professor of law at Lancaster University, where he taught for 15 years; prior to that he taught at the University College Dar es Salaam (1964-68), and the University of Warwick (1968-92). He has researched and written extensively on international taxation, as well as other aspects of international financial and business regulation, including tax havens and offshore financial centres. He is the author of International Business Taxation (1992), Regulating Global Corporate Capitalism (2011) and numerous articles and book chapters, many of which are available on his webpage. He is a member of the Advisory Group of the International Centre for Tax and Development, and a corresponding contributor to Tax Analysts.
Prem Sikka is a professionally qualified accountant with experience in industry and commerce. Since 1996, he has held the position of Professor of Accounting at the University of Essex. Prem's research on accountancy, auditing, corporate governance, corporate social responsibility, insolvency, globalisation, money laundering, tax avoidance and business affairs has been published in books, international scholarly journals, newspapers and magazines. He has also appeared on radio and television programmes to comment on accountancy and business matters. He is director of the Association for Accountancy & Business Affairs. He writes regularly in Britain's Guardian newspaper; a list of his articles is available here.
Oscar Ugarteche is an economist who works at the Institute of Economic Research at the Universidad Nacional Autónoma de Mexico. He coordinates the work of the Latin American Economic Observatory and regularly participates in the multi stakeholder consultations of the United Nations Finance for Development roundtable meetings in New York. He was also senior adviser on economic and financial corruption to the Peruvian Congress on both the Diez Canseco Commission on economic crimes and the Herrera Commission on corruption (2001-2003).
Edmund Valpy Fitzgerald is Professor of International Development at Oxford University and director of Queen Elizabeth House, Oxford University's hub for work in international development. His research interests cover determinants of capital flows from developed to developing countries, macroeconomic policy in emerging markets, long-run economic growth and welfare in Latin America, and conflict economics. He is working on the development of a Plato Index, a new international comparative measure of tax progressivity. In recent years Professor Valpy Fitzgerald has advised international agencies on: international investment regulation (OECD); debt sustainability (UNCTAD); macroeconomic policy and children (UNICEF); and financial development (UN-Department of Economic and Social Affairs, UN/DESA).