Systems of Tax Evasion and Laundering (STEAL)

2011 - 2015 (Completed) Project number: 212210/H30
Research Project
The project seeks to identify Global Wealth Chains that are the articulation of organized activities between individuals or international entities, developed countries, developing countries, and tax havens.

The project investigates and specifies how capital moves between developing countries and offshore jurisdictions, and how microstates might transform their role while preserving strategic capacity.

STEAL has four targets, or secondary aims:

  • First, we provide a comprehensive taxonomy of the Global Wealth Chains that facilitate capital flows between tax havens, developing countries, and developed countries.
  • Second, we investigate the variety of ways that developing countries are linked to tax havens.
  • Third, we will analyze the impact of anti-money laundering regulations on developing countries.
  • Fourth, we evaluate the impact of on-going regulatory initiatives and regulatory changes upon tax havens and developing.


Research Council of Norway (RCN)

Funding program



Publication : ARTIKKEL

Global wealth chains in the international political economy

This work is funded by the ‘Systems of Tax Evasion and Laundering: Locating Global Wealth Chains in the International Political Economy’(STEAL 2012-15) ...
Publication : NUPI Policy Brief

Project Manager

Leonard Seabrooke

Researcher II

International economics

University of the West Indies, SALISES (Trinidad and Tobago)

University of the Thammasat, Faculty of Politics (Thailand)

Copenhagen Businesss School, CBS (Denmark)

Univeristy of Sydney, Political Economy (Australia)

University of Nairobi, School of Law (Kenya)

University of Birmingham, Dept. of Political Science and International Studies (UK)

Griffith University, Centre for Governance and Public Policy (Australia)