Is it or isn’t it a spillover?

Last week’s Global Tax Policy Conference at Maastricht University on “international spillovers in taxation” has got me thinking. In particular, I was fascinated by Belema Obuoforibo’s presentation on the IBFD’s methodology for ‘spillover analyses’ (here is a link to an IBFD Powerpoint describing it). The term ‘spillover’ comes from the IMF, a term they use… Continue reading Is it or isn’t it a spillover?

Ireland does spillover analysis: the proof of the pudding will be in the eating

I haven’t blogged for a while, having been away, and as other bloggers will know, it’s all about getting the momentum going. But Tuesday’s announcement by the Irish government, news of which came via Christian Aid’s Twitter feed, has spurred me into action! Ireland has decided “to undertake a ‘spillover analysis’ to research what impact,… Continue reading Ireland does spillover analysis: the proof of the pudding will be in the eating

‘Spillover analysis’ as a frame of reference for tax and development policy

Last year, when Parliament’s International Development Committee was conducting an inquiry into tax and development, ActionAid (where I worked) was calling on the government to assess the impact of changes to the UK’s Controlled Foreign Companies (CFC) rules on developing countries. At the time, we were citing a report from the IMF, World Bank, OECD… Continue reading ‘Spillover analysis’ as a frame of reference for tax and development policy