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LUDVIG WIER

Tax and inequality researcher

 

BIO

My research and teaching relates to taxation, development and inequality. I hold a PhD in economics from the University of Copenhagen. I currently work as a Senior Advisor at the Danish Ministry of Finance. Prior to that I worked as postdoctoral researcher and lecturer at UC Berkeley. In that context, I have also been working as a consultant to the UNU-WIDER, Boston Consulting Group and IMF. I am, furthermore, the founder of Economists Without Borders, a non-profit delivering free consultancy to charitable projects.

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RESEARCH

(With Thomas Tørsløv and Gabriel Zucman)
NBER working paper, 2020 (Revision requested by the Review of Economic Studies)

Journal of Public Economics, 2020 

Replication Archive All tables and figures

(With Thomas Tørsløv and Gabriel Zucman)

American Economic Journal: Economic Policy (forthcoming)

Replication Archive

(With Niels Johannesen and Thomas Tørsløv)
World Bank Economic Review, 2019.

Press: TRT CEP

(With Hayley Reynolds)
UNU-WIDER working paper, 2019 (Revision requested by IMF Economic Review)

Book chapter, in S.Cnossen and B. Jacobs (ed.) "Tax By Design in the Netherlands" (Forthcoming, Oxford University Press)

 
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LECTURES

 

GLOBAL INEQUALITY (SPRING 2021)

Master course at the University of Copenhagen, Department of  Economics

ECON 133: GLOBAL INEQUALITY AND GROWTH (SPRING 2020)

Undergraduate course at the University of California, Berkeley (all course material available here)

ADVANCED DEVELOPMENT: MICRO ASPECTS

Master course at the University of Copenhagen, Department of Economics

GROWTH AND INEQUALITY

Master course at the University of Copenhagen, Global Development Studies

TAXATION AND DEVELOPMENT

Master course at the University of Copenhagen, Department of Economics

PRINCIPLES OF ECONOMICS

Bachelor course at the Danish School of Journalism

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CONSULTING

 

2010-

ECONOMISTS WITHOUT BORDERS

I am the founder of Economists Without Borders - a non-profit with that assists charitable projects in evaluating their social impact. The organization today  has a global reach with more than 60 consultants operating out of Copenhagen and Oxford University. To read more go to: www.economistswithoutborders.net  

2018-

THE INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

On the IMF Expert Roster, which implies going on IMF missions to developing countries. Working with big data analytics and tax enforcement -> how big data can raise tax compliance.

2018/2019

BOSTON CONSULTING GROUP

Attached to the public sector practice area and a member of the social impact comittee. In my time at BCG I worked with governments in multiple countries and amongst other things, 1) helped implement a major digital customs solution 2) drafted a proposal for a major health care reform 3) helped power the world with CO2 free nuclear energy

2016-2018

UNU-WIDER AND THE SOUTH AFRICAN TREASURY

I managed a South African research project on multinational tax avoidance. This involves structuring the research process, talking to stakeholders and presenting at conferences

2017-

UNITED NATIONS, EU AND OECD

I advise (pro-bono) the OECD, the EU and the United Nations on how to measure the impact of illicit financial flows.

2019-

WORLD ECONOMIC FORUM

I am the co-curator of the World Economic Forum's transformation maps as an expert on the topic of taxation. Click here to read more.

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(+45) 60 32 72 29

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