Ronen Palan is Professor of International Political Economy at the University of Birmingham. He is the author of The Offshore World: Sovereign Markets, Virtual Places, and Nomad Millionaires (published by Cornell); the coauthor of Tax Havens: How Globalization Really Works (also from Cornell); The Imagined Economies of Globalisation ; and (with Christian Chavagneux) Paradis Fiscaux ; and the coeditor of International Political Economy: A Reader and Globalizing Economic Regimes and Institution .
Richard Murphy is a UK chartered accountant. He was senior partner of a practicing firm and director of a number of entrepreneurial companies before becoming one of the founders of the Tax Justice Network in 2002. He now directs Tax Research UK and writes, broadcasts and blogs extensively, the latter at http://www.taxresearch.org.uk/Blog/. Richard created the country-by-country reporting concept and has been credited with creating much of the debate on tax gaps in the UK and Europe. He also defined the term 'secrecy jurisdictions', now widely used in debates on offshore. Richard has been a visiting or research fellow at a number of UK universities and is joint author of Tax Havens, The True Story of Globalisation, Cornell University Press 2010 and sole author of The Courageous State, Searching Finance, 2011. He is now working on a new book entitled The Joy of Tax.
Christian Chavagneux, based in Paris, is deputy editor in chief of Alternatives Economiques and editor of L'Economie politique . He is coauthor, with Ronen Palan, of Paradis Fiscaux .