Taxation and development
I am policy advisor on tax justice and economic inequality at Oxfam Novib. Furthermore, I am a member of the BEPS Monitoring Group (a network of tax specialists making recommendations for global tax reform) and of the European Commission expert group on automatic exchange of financial account information. Occasionally, I work as an independent consultant, including for the Netherlands Ministry of Foreign Affairs and IBFD.
I completed a PhD on taxation and development and published various peer-reviewed articles and book chapters on tax avoidance by multinational firms, financing for development, and corporate responsibility. I regularly speak at conferences and other events about fair taxation and comment on tax issues in Dutch and English media, such as the Dutch TV programme Zembla. See also my English posts about the Dutch tax system: The Barbapapa tax haven, Fiscal Apartheid, Dutch tax innovation, and Will this time be different?
Previously, I worked as postdoctoral research fellow at Utrecht University for the Sustainable Finance Lab (a Dutch network of academics that develops ideas for a more sustainable financial sector), policy advisor financial stability at the Dutch central bank, and researcher at the Centre for Research on Multinational Corporations (SOMO).