Category: Academia

G-20 in Brisbane: Are we Winning the War on Offshore Tax Evasion?

Professor Jason Sharman argues that in the aftermath of the GFC, taxation remains an important policy issue for governments around the world and will be one issue under discussion at the G20 meeting in Brisbane. G20 states, mindful that their tax revenue is being siphoned away through tax havens, have made incremental collective efforts at tightening the noose around tax evaders. However, evidence that the G20 has, or will be, successful at regulating tax havens is lacking.

Doing It In Public: Impact, blogging, social media and the academy

For most academics the use of blogs, social media or other ‘low-brow’ media tools seems like a distraction from the real work of publishing in journals, writing books or winning academic hearts and minds. Consequently, academics are often reluctant to engage with social media even though there are ways it can be used to directly promote their research agendas, career prospects and increase societal impact. Professor Tim Hitchcock takes at look prospects for academics to harness modern communications technology and increase their impact.