Nicholas Shaxson

Writer and Researcher

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Nicholas Shaxson is a journalist and writer on the staff of Tax Justice Network. He is author of the book 'Poisoned Wells' about the oil industry in Africa, published in 2007, 'Treasure Islands: Tax havens and the Men who Stole the World', published in January 2011, and 'The Finance Curse: How global finance is making us all poorer', published in October 2018. He lives in Berlin.

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Take action to stop corporate tax cheating in Europe

By Nick Shaxson ■ 27 October 2020 ■ 2 min READ
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How GDP masks the finance curse

By Nick Shaxson ■ 6 October 2020 ■ 3 min READ
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MTN uses Netherlands tax haven to escape African tax bills

By Nick Shaxson ■ 17 September 2020 ■ 2 min READ
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Murky Ghana gold deal raises questions about Jersey

By Nick Shaxson ■ 4 September 2020 ■ 11 min READ
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How ‘Digital Trade’ rules would make it harder for lower-income countries to tax or regulate the digital economy

By Nick Shaxson ■ 3 September 2020 ■ 2 min READ
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HSBC threatens UK amid Coronavirus crisis

By Nick Shaxson ■ 2 April 2020 ■ 4 min READ
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Could the wealth in tax havens help us pay for the Coronavirus response?

By Nick Shaxson ■ 27 March 2020 ■ 10 min READ
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Tax justice and the coronavirus

By Nick Shaxson ■ 24 March 2020 ■ 9 min READ ■ 1 comments
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How the Finance Curse hurts U.S. agriculture

By Nick Shaxson ■ 20 February 2020 ■ 2 min READ
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After Brexit, EU blacklists UK’s territory Cayman

By Nick Shaxson ■ 14 February 2020 ■ 3 min READ
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Luanda Leaks: the effects on the ground in Africa

By Nick Shaxson ■ 20 January 2020 ■ 3 min READ
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IMF: shrink the financial sector to reduce inequality

By Nick Shaxson ■ 17 January 2020 ■ 4 min READ
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On raising tax in Africa

By Nick Shaxson ■ 14 January 2020 ■ < 1
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The Competitiveness Files: Martin Wolf

By Nick Shaxson ■ 6 January 2020 ■ 14 min READ
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If tax havens scare you, monopolies should too. And vice versa.

By Nick Shaxson ■ 1 November 2019 ■ 28 min READ
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Taxing multinationals: a new approach

By Nick Shaxson ■ 30 October 2019 ■ 2 min READ
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Historic US vote to tackle shell company secrecy

By Nick Shaxson ■ 24 October 2019 ■ < 1
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New website: massive rise in tax injustice in the US

By Nick Shaxson ■ 14 October 2019 ■ 2 min READ
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Tax Havens: Britain’s Second Empire

By Nick Shaxson ■ 29 September 2019 ■ 10 min READ
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No, corporate tax avoidance is not ‘legal’ – an update

By Nick Shaxson ■ 9 September 2019 ■ < 1