New paper on identifying Offshore Financial Centers using Network Science

Our paper on a new data-driven network-based method to identify offshore financial centers is out in Scientific Reports. Using a dataset consisting of over 70 million ownership relations between firms across the world, we identify countries that are disproportionately involved as sinks and conduits of value in the global corporate ownership network. The research sheds light on topics such as tax evasion, providing the most fine-grained insight in offshore finance to date. Also see the related article in The Guardian as well as Tweede Kamer (dutch parliament) questions and the ministry’s answers. Full reference:

J. Garcia-Bernardo, J. Fichtner, F.W. Takes, E.M. Heemskerk: Uncovering Offshore Financial Centers: Conduits and Sinks in the Global Corporate Ownership Network. In: Scientific Reports, 7 , pp. 6246, 2017.

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