Rasmus Corlin Christensen Profile picture
Political economist | Postdoctoral researcher @CBScph | I study international taxation, experts and professions
Jun 26, 2018 15 tweets 5 min read
Does globalization necessitate lower income tax rates?

A fascinating new @IMFnews paper looks at this exact question. THREAD:

imf.org/~/media/Files/… 1) The paper takes up a puzzle that has permeated much research on taxation in the 'globalization' era:

The increasingly free-flowing, transnational nature of capital

- vs. -

the largely national space of tax regulation and enforcement.
May 17, 2018 18 tweets 7 min read
Okay, here we go!

Some descriptive plots and observations from the new @IMFnews data of tax policy measures in 23 advanced and emerging economies over four decades (imf.org/~/media/Files/…): (Two notes before we get into it:

1. These are mostly plots looking at longitudinal trends. Suggestions for alternative relationships to look at are very welcome. What's interesting to you?

2. Still honing my data viz skills, so plot design comments very welcome too.)