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Code for Calculating Contiguous Neighbor Events (Adoptions) for the States

Note: This post will only be interesting to a very small subset of people. Hopefully it will be very interesting and helpful for them.

My primary research agenda centers around the broad motivating question of why the states adopt new policy ideas. 278 more words


Developing countries and the social nature of international tax

Over the weekend I was lucky enough to be able to attend the 16th annual Critical Tax Theory conference, held this year at the Hastings College of Law in San Francisco. 49 more words

Tax Treaties

Four thoughts on the future of #policydiffusion research

Last week I had the pleasure of being on a roundtable on “Transnational Diffusion: Concepts and Mechanisms” at the ISA conference in San Francisco, together with… 1,097 more words


Can cooperation limit tax competition? Three lessons from Switzerland

This post is co-authored with Fabio Wasserfallen and is cross-posted (with a different title) at the LSE European Politics and Policy Blog.


The creation of the single market is widely believed to have strengthened tax competition among European countries; with few remaining barriers to the movement of capital and people, some member states reduce levels of tax to attract more investment at the expense of others. 774 more words


Diffusion of smoking bans in Europe

My paper on the diffusion of smoking bans in Europe has been accepted in Public Administration. It probably won’t be published until next year so here is a… 206 more words

Policy Making

Diffusion everywhere: Regulatory independence reaches the Vatican

The diffusion of independent regulatory authorities has been well documented (e.g., here, here). Now the tide has reached even the Vatican:

The Vatican is seeking to make its new financial watchdog agency fully independent by relieving its president of his other job in the Holy See’s administration.

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Policy Diffusion