About

I set this site up to support my new book, The Finance Curse, first published in the UK in October 2018. I also wrote Treasure Islands, a book about tax havens, and Poisoned Wells, a book about oil in Africa. I have written for many publications including Vanity Fair, the Financial Times, The Economist, the Guardian, the Washington Post, and Foreign Affairs. I am British but currently live in Berlin, Germany.

The Finance Curse

The finance curse concept was first developed by John Christensen and Nicholas Shaxson (me).  In 2013 we published an initial report laying out the basic idea, 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, published in the UK by Penguin Random House, which has received widespread praise. An edition focusing on the United States is published in November 2019. It is now being turned into a documentary film.

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.

A new academic paper on the Finance Curse and the UK was published in October 2018, alongside the book.

Contact

Nicholas Shaxson can be contacted on:

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

+49 172 772 9806

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