Taxation and development
I am senior policy advisor 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 alternate member of the European Commission Platform for Tax Good Governance. 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, financing for development, and corporate responsibility. I regularly speak at tax events and comment on tax issues in Dutch and English media, such as the Dutch TV programme Zembla; sometimes also in other countries, such as Luxembourg and Vietnam. For some key comments, see 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 research manager 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).