About the talk:
“Can governments tax both equitably and consensually? I will explore the answers to that question over space and time: in Britain and other wealthier countries historically and today; in Africa today; and in the world in the emerging future. I will argue that, in contemporary wealthier countries, there has been a great deal of progress in making taxation more consensual, but less progress in making it more equitable. And the progress made is now threated by a combination of globalisation, digitalisation and the gig economy. Tom Paine’s ideas about taxation are highly relevant to the construction of a more sustainable global system.”
About the speaker:
Professor Mick Moore is a political economist. He has done extensive field research in Asia and Africa, especially Sri Lanka, Taiwan and India. He has taught at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.
His broad research interests are in the domestic and international dimensions of good and bad governance in poor countries. He focuses specifically on taxation and governance, and is the founding Chief Executive Officer of the International Centre for Tax and Development (ICTD).
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