Alex Cobham

Chief Executive

Short bio

Alex Cobham is an economist and chief executive of the Tax Justice Network. He is also a founding member of the steering group of the Independent Commission for the Reform of International Corporate Taxation, and of the technical advisory group for the Fair Tax Mark. His work focuses on illicit financial flows, effective taxation for development, and inequality. He has been a researcher at Oxford University, Christian Aid, Save the Children, and the Center for Global Development, and has consulted widely, including for UNCTAD, the UN Economic Commission for Africa, DFID, and the World Bank. He recently published two books: The Uncounted (Polity Press), and Estimating Illicit Financial Flows: A Critical Guide to the Data, Methodologies, and Findings, with Petr Janský (Oxford University Press, open access).

Author’s contribution.
President Joe Biden speaks from a podium
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$300bn in new tax revenues? Weighing the US intervention in global tax reform

By Alex Cobham ■ 8 April 2021 ■ 7 min READ
US Secretary of the Treasury Janet L. Yellen
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US Treasury Secretary Yellen confirms: It’s time to end the race to the bottom on corporate tax

By Alex Cobham ■ 7 April 2021 ■ 7 min READ
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A tide-turning moment in the global struggle for tax justice

By Alex Cobham ■ 25 February 2021 ■ 5 min READ ■ 4 comments
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Vulnerability and exposure to illicit financial flows risk in Latin America

By Alex Cobham, Javier Garcia-Bernardo, Moran Harari, Alice Lépissier, Shanna Lima, Markus Meinzer, Lidana Montoya Fernández, Luis Moreno
28 January 2021
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The UK’s #ImperialInequalities: Past, present and future

By Alex Cobham ■ 4 December 2020 ■ 7 min READ
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New report, new website, new chapter for the Tax Justice Network

By Alex Cobham ■ 20 November 2020 ■ 5 min READ ■ 1 comments
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The State of Tax Justice 2020

By Alex Cobham, Javier Garcia-Bernardo, Miroslav Palansky, Mark Bou Mansour
20 November 2020
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Tax Justice Network reaction to #FinCENFiles leaks

By Alex Cobham ■ 20 September 2020 ■ 2 min READ
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Tax justice at UN75

By Alex Cobham ■ 20 September 2020 ■ 3 min READ
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A UN Tax Convention – then a U-turn

By Alex Cobham ■ 4 September 2020 ■ 7 min READ
Two rows of national flags outside of a UN building
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UN FACTI Panel envisages major global reforms

By Alex Cobham ■ 28 July 2020 ■ 10 min READ
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A response to the European court’s bad Apple ruling

By Alex Cobham ■ 15 July 2020 ■ 4 min READ
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It’s got to be automatic: Trillions of dollars offshore revealed by Tax Justice Network policy success

By Alex Cobham ■ 3 July 2020 ■ 7 min READ
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US blows up global project to tax multinational corporations. What now?

By Alex Cobham ■ 19 June 2020 ■ 8 min READ
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Tax, reparations and ‘Plan B’ for the UK’s tax haven web

By Alex Cobham ■ 11 June 2020 ■ 6 min READ ■ 1 comments
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The axis of tax avoidance: Time for the EU to close Europe’s tax havens

By Javier Garcia-Bernardo, Hatem Mahbouli, Alex Cobham
28 April 2020
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Tax-responsible rules for Corona Bailout

By Moran Harari, Alex Cobham, Hatem Mahbouli, Markus Meinzer, Andres Knobel
23 April 2020
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Time for the EU to close its own tax havens

By Alex Cobham, Javier Garcia-Bernardo
4 April 2020
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Investors demand OECD tax transparency

By Alex Cobham ■ 19 March 2020 ■ 9 min READ
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A Pyrrhic victory for the OECD?

By Alex Cobham ■ 31 January 2020 ■ 8 min READ
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Global taxing rights: ‘The genie is out of the bottle’

By Alex Cobham ■ 12 December 2019 ■ 7 min READ
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Will the OECD tax reforms collapse? Three scenarios

By Alex Cobham ■ 4 December 2019 ■ 3 min READ ■ 1 comments