Team

The FSI is an example of team work. We are listing here those individuals who were closely involved in the design and research around the FSI 2018. Ultimately, the full TJN team is feeding into the FSI research. Furthermore, a great number of external researchers support the FSI.

John Christensen

John Christensen is an economist and forensic auditor. He is currently the chair of the Tax Justice Network, which he co-founded. He is a former economic adviser to government of Jersey. In addition to his work with TJN he is a board member of Tax Inspectors Without Borders @TIWB_news. He has been described by the Guardian as “the unlikely figurehead of a worldwide campaign against tax avoidance.” His research on offshore finance has been widely published in books and featured in a number of TV and film documentaries.

Alex Cobham

Alex Cobham is an economist and chief executive of the Tax Justice Network. He is also a visiting fellow at King’s College, London, a trustee of ActionAid UK, and a member of the European Commission’s Joint Transfer Pricing Forum, the ICRICT steering group, the technical advisory group for the Fair Tax Mark, and the policy committee of CSAE (Oxford). His research focuses on the scale of tax avoidance and tax evasion, and inequality.

Petr Janský

Petr Janský is an economist specialising in public finance and international and development economics. He works as an assistant professor at Charles University in Prague and a researcher at the Czech Academy of Sciences. He publishes his research findings in academic journals as well as advising policy makers. In his research on illicit financial flows' impact on lower-income countries, he has collaborated with international organisations such as the Center for Global Development, Oxfam and Christian Aid.

Miroslav Palanský

Miroslav Palanský is a Ph.D. candidate in Economics at Charles University in Prague. His research interests include topics in public finance, taxation, political economy and development economics. He holds Master's degrees in Economics from Charles University and in Econometrics from Aix-Marseille School of Economics. Apart from his academic research on international corporate tax avoidance, he works on political finance at EconLab, a Prague-based non-profit organization.

Moran Harari

Moran Harari is a researcher for the Tax Justice Network (TJN), and is also the director of TJN Israel (TJN IL) which is based at the College of Law and Business in Ramat-Gan. Moran completed her LL.B at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem, and her LL.M in human rights law at University College London (UCL). She worked for several years as a tax lawyer in Tel Aviv, and has worked in the Corporate Social Responsibility field both in London and Israel.

Andres Knobel

Andres Knobel is an analyst for the Tax Justice Network (TJN). He studied Law at the University of Buenos Aires and was an exchange student at Columbia University in New York. He is currently studying for a Master’s degree in Law and Economics at Di Tella University, focusing on tax law and public policy.

Markus Meinzer, lead researcher

Markus Meinzer is a senior analyst and director of the Tax Justice Network (TJN) and was the lead researcher on the FSI. He authored the book "Tax Haven Germany" ("Steueroase Deutschland"), published in 2015 at C.H. Beck, and was a member of the European Commission Expert Group on automatic exchange of financial account information. 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). At http://steuergerechtigkeit.blogspot.com and @markusmeinzer.

George Turner

George Turner is a writer and researcher with the Tax Justice Network. He's worked on a number of TJN projects including a review of the UK’s Tax Department HMRC, jointly published with the union PCS, and he was lead author on the Offshore Game, a study into the use of offshore finance by UK football clubs. He's a non-executive director of Tax Justice UK and Finance Uncovered, a TJN project he helped set up. George was formerly Head of Office for the Deputy Leader of the Liberal Democrats in the UK.