Tax havens ‘serve no useful economic purpose’: more than 300 economists tell world leaders

Campaigns and Advocacy, Media Releases, News article written on the 09 May 2016

Experts including Thomas Piketty and Jeff Sachs call for more tax transparency

More than 300 leading economists from 30 countries have today written to world leaders warning that there is no economic justification for allowing tax havens to continue, and urging them to bring an end to offshore financial secrecy. The letter comes ahead of the UK Government’s summit on offshore corruption in London on Thursday 12 May, which politicians from 40 countries including Australia, as well as World Bank and IMF representatives, are expected to attend.


Dear world leaders,

We urge you to use this month’s anti-corruption summit in London to make significant moves towards ending the era of tax havens.

The existence of tax havens does not add to overall global wealth or well-being; they serve no useful economic purpose. Whilst these jurisdictions undoubtedly benefit some rich individuals and multinational corporations, this benefit is at the expense of others, and they therefore serve to increase inequality.

As the Panama Papers and other recent exposés have revealed, the secrecy provided by tax havens fuels corruption and undermines countries’ ability to collect their fair share of taxes. While all countries are hit by tax dodging, poor countries are proportionately the biggest losers, missing out on at least $170bn of taxes annually as a result.

As economists, we have very different views on the desirable levels of taxation, be they direct or indirect, personal or corporate. But we are agreed that territories allowing assets to be hidden in shell companies or which encourage profits to be booked by companies that do no business there, are distorting the working of the global economy. By hiding illicit activities and allowing rich individuals and multinational corporations to operate by different rules, they also threaten the rule of law that is a vital ingredient for economic success.

To lift the veil of secrecy surrounding tax havens we need new global agreements on issues such as public country by country reporting, including for tax havens. Governments must also put their own houses in order by ensuring that all the territories, for which they are responsible, make publicly available information about the real “beneficial” owners of company and trusts. The UK, as host for this summit and as a country that has sovereignty over around a third of the world’s tax havens, is uniquely placed to take a lead.

Taking on the tax havens will not be easy; there are powerful vested interests that benefit from the status quo. But it was Adam Smith who said that the rich “should contribute to the public expense, not only in proportion to their revenue, but something more than in that proportion.” There is no economic justification for allowing the continuation of tax havens which turn that statement on its head.


Tax revenue that should be helping to fund public services like healthcare and education in Malawi and other poor countries is disappearing at an alarming rate. It’s estimated that Africa loses around $14billion in tax revenues annually – enough money to pay for healthcare for mothers and children that could save four million children’s lives a year and employ enough teachers to get every African child into school.

In Malawi, it’s impossible to get a full picture of the scale of tax dodging. However, Oxfam calculated that the lost tax revenue from the money revealed to be held by Malawians in HSBC accounts in Geneva in last year’s Swissleaks scandal could pay the salaries of 800 nurses for one year.

Half of Malawi’s 16 million people live in poverty. The health system is seriously under-resourced with shortages of staff and vital medicines. On average there are just three nurses for every 10,000 people. Public spending per primary-school child is among the world’s lowest. Recent cuts to government budgets are making the situation even worse for the poorest who have no way to pay for private clinics and schools.



Country Title Name Surname Position and Faculty/Organization
Argentina Professor Alan B. Cibils Professor, Universidad Nacional de General Sarmiento,
Argentina Corina Rodríguez Enriquez Researcher – National Council of Research / Centro Interdisciplinario para el Estudio de Políticas Públicas – Buenos Aires
Australia P N (Raja) Junankar Honorary Professor, UNSW Australia and Emeritus Professor, Western Sydney University and Research Fellow, IZA, Bonn
Australia Professor Geoff Harcourt Professor Emeritus AO FASSA FAcSS, Emeritus Reader in The History of Economic Theory, Cambridge, 1998; Emeritus Fellow, Jesus College, 1998; Professor Emeritus, Adelaide, 1988; Visiting Professorial Fellow, UNSW Australia, 2010–2016,
Australia Professor John Langmore School of Social and Political Sciences, University of Melbourne,
Australia Professor Andrew McLennan School of Economics, University of Queensland, QLD
Australia Professor Flavio Menezes The University of Queensland,
Austria Professor Kunibert Raffer University of Vienna,Austria,
Belgium Alison Tate Director Economic and Social Policy, International Trade Union Confederation, Brussels
Cameroon M Kane Gilles Quentin PhD Student in Economics, University of Yaoundé ll
Canada Professor A. Haroon Akram-Lodhi Professor of International Development Studies, Trent University;
Canada Professor Peter Dietsch Université de Montréal
Canada Professor Hashmat Khan Professor, Carleton University, Canada,
Canada Dr Kiari Liman-Tinguiri President and Principle Consultant at IEDAS Inc, Ottawa
Canada Professor Patricia E Perkins Professor and Ecological Economist, Faculty of Environmental Studies, York University, Toronto
Canada Toby Sanger Senior Economist, Canadian Union of Public Employees.  Also on boards of Canadians for Tax Fairness and on Global Alliance for a Tax Justice.
Côte d’Ivoire Professor AKA Bedia Francois University Alassane Pouattara of Bouaké
Czech Republic Petr Janský Assistant Professor, Charles University in Prague,
Denmark Morten Elkjaer Head of department on growth and employment, Danida, Ministry of Foreign Affairs.
Denmark Professor Jesper Jespersen Roskilde University, Denmark,
Denmark Professor Katarina Juselius Emeritus Professor, Department of Economics, University of Copenhagen
Denmark Professor Bengt-Âke Lundvall Aalborg University
Dominican Republic Rosa Cañete Alonso Coordinadora campaña IGUALES en ALC, Oxfam, Santo Domingo
Ecuador Alberto Acosta Economist, Investigador, FLACSO
Finland Dr Miguel Nino-Zarazúa Research Fellow, UNU-WIDER
France François Bourguignon Paris School of Economics
France John Evans General Secretary, Trade Union Advisory Committee to the OECD
France Dr Moulin Léonard Researcher, University Paris 13
France Joseph Proctor Political Economy Master’s Student, University of Paris 13 & Kingston University London
France Sauman Singh PdD student, Aix-Marseille School of Economics, Marseille
France Giorgio Fabbri Researcher, CNRS – Université d’Aix Marseille, Marseille
Germany Dr Charlotte Bartels Research Associate, German Institute for Economic Research (DIW Berlin)
Germany Prof.Dr Barbara Fritz Director of the Institute for Latin American Studies, Professor of Economics. Freie Universität Berlin,  Berlin
Germany Prof.Dr Hansjörg Herr Berlin School of Economics and Law
Germany Prof.Dr Martina Metzger Professor of Monetary Economics, Berlin School of Economics and Law,
Germany Prof.Dr Thomas Rixen University of Bamberg
Germany Dr A. Tarassow University of Hamburg
Ghana Professor A.K. Fosu Professor, ISSER, University of Ghana, Legon
Greece Nelly-Eleni Pavlidou Ass. Prof, Aristotle University of Thessaloniki,
India Ashok Basu Retired Commercial Banker, Axis Bank (ex), Kolkata
India Avnita Bir Director Principal, R N Podar School, Mumbai
India Malini Chakravarty Senior Researcher, Centre for Budget and Governance Accountability, New Delhi
India Professor C.P. Chandrasekhar Dean, School of Social Sciences, and Professor Centre for Economic Studies and Planning, Jawaharlal Nehru University
India Professor Jayati Ghosh Centre for Economic Studies and Planning
School of Social Sciences, Jawaharlal Nehru University
India Professor Surender Kumar Professor, Delhi School of Economics, University of Delhi
India Dr Ganesh Manjhi Assistant Professor, Delhi University
India Dr Abhiroop Mukhopadhyay Associate Professor, Indian Statistical Institute, New Delhi,
India Dr Roli Misra Associate Professor, dept of Economics University of Lucknow, Lucknow,
India Professor Deepak   Nayyar Emeritus Professor of Economics, Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi
India Dr Indira Rajaraman Economist (no more given)
India Professor Sunanda Sen Former Professor, Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi
India Dr Gurbachan Singh Adjunct Faculty, Indian Statistical Institute, Delhi Centre, New Delhi
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USA Professor Jeffrey D. Sachs Director of the Earth Institute, Columbia University
USA Professor Stephanie Seguino Professor of Economics, University of Vermont
USA Professor Cecilia Ann Winters PhD. Professor Emerita, Manhattanville College, NY
USA Richard D. Wolff New School University
USA Dr June Zaccone Assoc. Prof. of Economics Emerita, Hofstra University, NY
USA Gabriel Zucman Assistant Professor of economics at UC Berkeley, California
France Professor Thomas Piketty Professeur à l’Ecole d’économie de Paris (PSE) et directeur d’études à l’EHESS, Paris School of Economics
France Chercheur Henri Sterdyniak Observatoire français des conjonctures économiques
France Jean Gadrey Professeur honoraire d’économie à l’Université Lille, Observatoire français des conjonctures économiques, Paris
France Professor Olivier Blanchard Massachussets Institute of Technology
Wales Professor Calvin Jones Professor of Economics, University of Cardiff
Samir Bouzekri Unicef
Paul Ladd Director, United Nations Research Institute for Social Development
Dr Wouter van Ginneken Ex-ILO Official
Julio  Rodriguez Lopez Docor CC.Economicas, Vocal Consejo Superior de Estadistica del INE,
 Professor Radhika Balakrishnan Rutgers University,
James S. Henry, Esq. Senior Fellow, Col. U; Global Justice Fellow, Yale; Sr. Advisor, TJN
Teresa García Marco Spain
Dr.  Valeria  Esquivel  Research Coordinator on Gender and Development, UNRISD
Eunice Musiime Executive Director Akina Mama wa Afrika Pan-African NGO for women



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