Markus Meinzer

Director, Financial Secrecy

Short bio

Markus Meinzer is Director, Financial Secrecy and is the lead researcher on the Financial Secrecy Index. He authored the book "Tax Haven Germany" ("Steueroase Deutschland"), published in 2015 at C.H. Beck, and is TJN's principal investigator on the COFFERS EU research project under Horizon 2020 (Combating Fiscal Fraud and Empowering Regulators). He studied development economics as a component of his political science degree at the Free University of Berlin, and was an exchange student at the University of Sussex (UK).

Author’s contribution.

New study and tool for assessing risks of illicit financial flows in Latin America

By Markus Meinzer ■ 28 January 2021 ■ 8 min READ

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

The Corporate Tax Haven Index: a Joint Research Centre audit

By Markus Meinzer ■ 15 December 2020 ■ 4 min READ

The state of play of beneficial ownership registration in 2020

By Andres Knobel, Markus Meinzer, Moran Harari, Miroslav Palansky
1 June 2020

Tax-responsible rules for Corona Bailout

By Moran Harari, Alex Cobham, Hatem Mahbouli, Markus Meinzer, Andres Knobel
23 April 2020
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Feedback to EU Commission’s roadmap to tackle tax fraud and evasion

By Markus Meinzer ■ 2 April 2020 ■ 7 min READ

What criminal clans and German family businesses have in common

By Markus Meinzer ■ 22 February 2020 ■ 4 min READ

Vulnerability and Exposure to Illicit Financial Flows risk in Africa

By Alex Cobham, Rachel Etter-Phoya, Markus Meinzer, Charles Hardy
22 August 2019
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Adapt or step aside: pressure on OECD to reform pre-World War II tax rules as UN convenes historic tax meeting

By Markus Meinzer ■ 24 April 2019 ■ 5 min READ

The Tax Justice Network submission to the OECD consultation

By Alex Cobham, Markus Meinzer, Liz Nelson
20 March 2019
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Why the German government’s blockade of corporate transparency is harming all of us

By Markus Meinzer ■ 23 October 2018 ■ 5 min READ

The Bilateral Financial Secrecy Index

By Andres Knobel, Markus Meinzer, Miroslav Palansky
28 September 2018

Register for the 4th International Conference on Beneficial Ownership Registries, Argentina

By Markus Meinzer ■ 31 July 2018 ■ < 1
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Why is Germany siding with the tax havens against corporate transparency?

By Markus Meinzer ■ 13 July 2018 ■ 3 min READ

Liechtenstein – Submission to UN Committee on the Elimination of Discrimination against Women

By Liz Nelson, Moran Harari, Markus Meinzer
2 July 2018

Financial Secrecy Index updates and the importance of open data

By Markus Meinzer ■ 11 April 2018 ■ 3 min READ

Accounting (f)or Tax: The Global Battle for Corporate Transparency

By Markus Meinzer, Christophe Cauvy
1 April 2018

Financial Secrecy Index 2018 – Launch Date January, 30th

By Markus Meinzer ■ 12 December 2017 ■ 2 min READ ■ 2 comments

EU tax haven blacklist must not be watered down

By Markus Meinzer ■ 3 November 2017 ■ 2 min READ

Lobbyism in International Tax Policy: The Long and Arduous Path of Country-by-Country Reporting

By Markus Meinzer
1 November 2017

Job opening at TJN extended: Researcher (African Hub, francophone)

By Markus Meinzer ■ 4 October 2017 ■ 2 min READ

DEADLINE EXTENDED Job opening – Head of Operations

By Markus Meinzer ■ 8 September 2017 ■ 2 min READ ■ 1 comments