Researching Tax from Four Copenhagen Business School scholars

This week we have four special guests from Copenhagen Business School who will be introducing and discussing their work in tax from three different fields of research. With thanks to Yvette Lind who has co-ordinated this group of speakers for what will be a very engaging discussion on tax but also three approaches to studying tax. We will begin an hour earlier than normal on Thursday October 29th at 16:00-17:00 London time and, as always, all are welcome to attend.

Updated information on this talk and other talks at the University of Cambridge can be found here.


Karen Boll is Associate Professor at Copenhagen Business School. Karen conducts ethnographic and qualitative studies of tax authorities’ work, business’ tax compliance practices and collaborative tax regulation. Karen’s work has been innovative in seeing tax compliance as an assemblage of relations and actors, and groundbreaking in her access to studying tax administration in both Denmark and Sweden. Karen’s work on taxation has been published extensively in journals such as Journal of Organizational Ethnography, Nordic Tax Journal, Critical Perspectives on Accounting, Journal of Cultural Economy, Journal of Tax Administration and Accounting, Organizations and Society.

Yvette Lind is currently an Assistant professor in tax law at Copenhagen Business School (CBS Law). Swedish jur.dr. (JD) specializing in international taxation with an emphasis on challenges arising from globalization, increased taxpayer movement and the fragmentation of law. Awarded Swedish TOR/Skattenytt post-doc between 2017-2019 in connection to defending her doctoral thesis, facilitating specialising in EU state aid law in various fiscal contexts, e.g. tax avoidance and environmental taxation. Currently working on her taxation and democracy project in which she explores the effects of increased taxpayer mobility with reference to the allocation of not only taxation and access to (social) welfare benefits but also political rights and benefits such as voting privileges. Regular guest researcher and teacher at the Faculty of Law, Lund University.

Saila Stausholm is a doctoral student at Copenhagen Business School, currently finishing her dissertation on the International Political Economy of international taxation, through the Horizon 2020 project COFFERS “Combating Fiscal Fraud and Empowering Regulators”. Stausholms research spans different dimensions of the political economy of corporate taxation and exploits new datasources on hard-to-study phenomena.Her projects have identified the role of transnational professionals in offshore finance through mapping the geography of tax advisors and Big Four accounting firm employees, investigated the effectiveness of tax incentives in developing countries, and estimated the revenue impacts of a global reform of corporate taxation towards destination based cash flow taxation.

Leonard Seabrooke is interested in the micro-level elements that permit the macro composition of the international political economy and transnational governance. This includes: how professionals compete and coordinate to establish new regulations and new markets; the professional careers of those involved in international economic governance and transnational activism; generational conflicts between groups seeking to secure housing and financial assets within different national systems of residential capitalism; and conflict between groups over taxation and accounting issues. His work frequently draws upon analytical and methodological tools from political economy and economic sociology, including sequence analysis and social network analysis, among others.

To access the meeting, use this link

Or, if you email, Guy will send you a link to this and all future meetings via Teams/Outlook Calendar.

Best wishes

May Hen-Smith and Guy Mulley

Co-convenors, Cambridge Tax Discussion Group


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