Gabriel Zucman is an internationally recognized expert in corporate tax havens and Assistant Professor of Economics at the University of California at Berkeley. He earned his B.Sc from École normale supérieure de Cachan and his M.Sc and Ph.D from the Paris School of Economics.
His work has focused on quantifying the impacts of the use of tax avoidance strategies by corporations. He was recognized as the Best Young Economist in France in 2018 for his work on the impacts and consequences of tax evasion. He has served as co-director of the World Wealth and Income Database and assisted with the Quarterly Journal of Economics, Econometrica and the Journal of Political Economy, among others.
Zucman has also published The Hidden Wealth of Nations: The Scourge of Tax Havens, which highlights the negative impacts that have arisen from the way governments use tax havens to obscure assets from other countries, and their own citizens. His research concluded that 8% of global wealth is held in these tax havens, and most often, goes unreported. He has written or co-written numerous articles about income inequality and taxation, and he ranks among the most cited in the field. He also co-founded Regards croisés sur l’économie, and serves as editor-in-chief.
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Gabriel Zucman is a French economist known for his research on tax havens and corporate tax havens from his 2015 book The Hidden Wealth of Nations: The Scourge of Tax Havens. Zucman is also known for his work on the quantification of the financial scale of base erosion and profit shifting tax avoidance techniques employed by multinationals in corporate tax havens, through which he identified Ireland as the world's largest corporate tax haven in 2018. Zucman showed that the leading corporate tax havens are all OECD–compliant, and that tax disputes between high–tax locations and havens are very rare. Zucman's papers are some of the most cited papers on research into tax havens. In 2018, Zucman was the recipient of the Prize for the Best Young Economist in France, awarded by the Cercle des économistes and Le Monde in recognition of his research on tax evasion and avoidance and their economic consequences. He is currently an Associate Professor of Public Policy and Economics at the University of California, Berkeley‘s Goldman School of Public Policy.
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