About

This site was set up by Nicholas Shaxson to support his new book, The Finance Curseto be published in October 2018.

The finance curse concept was first developed by John Christensen and Nicholas Shaxson.  In 2013 we published a report laying out the concept, and followed this in 2016 with our first academic paper, in partnership with Duncan Wigan of the Copenhagen Business School, in the The British Journal of Politics and International Relations.

Now it has become a major new book, to be published by Penguin Random House in the UK in October 2018, and in the United States in 2019.

A range of blogs and articles have already been published on the subject of the finance curse, some hosted by the Sheffield Political Economy Research Institute (SPERI) at Sheffield University in the UK, and some by the Tax Justice Network.

An important new academic paper on the Finance Curse and the UK will be published in October 2018, alongside the book.

Nicholas Shaxson is a journalist with 25 years’ experience. He is author of Treasure Islands, a book about tax havens, and Poisoned Wells, a book about oil in Africa. He has written for many publications including Vanity Fair, the Financial Times, The Economist, the Guardian, the Washington Post, and Foreign Affairs. He lives in Berlin, Germany.

Contact

Nicholas Shaxson can be contacted on:

[my surname] [at] gmail [dot] com

+49 172 772 9806

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