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Mick Moore - Professorial Fellow

Governance
T: +44 (0)1273 915715
E: m.moore@ids.ac.uk

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Administrator:
Camilla Walsh

Thematic Expertise:
Governance; Public Policy; State Capacity; Politics and Power; Taxation; International tax reform and transparency.

Professor Mick Moore is a political economist. He has done extensive field research in Asia and Africa, especially Sri Lanka, Taiwan and India. He has taught at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.

His broad research interests are in the domestic and international dimensions of good and bad governance in poor countries. He focuses specifically on taxation and governance, and is the founding Chief Executive Officer of the International Centre for Tax and Development.

This 5 year research consortium aims to build a stronger evidence base for those seeking to develop more effective and legitimate institutions that deliver improved outcomes for poor people.

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Tax Revenue Mobilistation In Developing Countries: Issues and Challenges

Governments in developing countries face great challenges in mobilising tax revenues, which result in a gap between what they could collect and what they actually collect. Tax gaps are hard to quantify for reasons that are discussed in the report More details

Will Changes to the international Tax System Benefit Low-income Countries?

In recent months tax has climbed up the political agenda in ways that would have been unthinkable only a couple of years ago. More details

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Obstacles to Increasing Tax Revenues in Low Income Countries

This paper is focused on the question: why do the governments of low income countries not raise more tax revenues? Two different but complementary approaches are used to answer it. More details

Revenue Reform and Statebuilding in Anglophone Africa

Within the development field, tax administration reform is an area of relative success. Over the past two decades, the national revenue systems of most countries in anglophone Africa have undergone major reforms. More details

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Revenue Reform and Statebuilding in Anglophone Africa

Within the development field, tax administration reform is an area of relative success. Over the past two decades, the national revenue systems of most countries in anglophone Africa have undergone major reforms. More details

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The Changing Politics of Tax Policy Reform in Developing Countries

Who shapes tax policy reform in developing countries? A wider range of political actors are beginning to exercise influence. A brief history will explain who they are and how they operate. More details

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Late twentieth-century globalisation: the evolution and differentiation of states and forms of public authority.

This text book provides up-to-date summaries of the debates and approaches that are currently at the forefront of both European and American Global Political Economy (GPE). More details

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The Governance Agenda in Long Term Perspective: Globalisation, Revenues and the Differentiation of States

The governance-and-development agenda that has dominated thinking since the collapse of the Soviet Bloc is fast losing credibility. More details

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State Incapacity by Design: Understanding the Bihar Story

The Indian state of Bihar has long been a byword for bad governance. It was however governed particularly badly between 1990 and 2005, and has since experienced something of a ‘governance miracle'. More details

An Upside Down View of Governance

Informal institutions and personalised relationships are usually seen as governance problems. However the research presented in this synthesis paper suggests that they can also be part of the solution. More details

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Country Classifications for a Changing World

The distinction between developing and developed countries has long been central to development studies and to debates on development policy. In earlier decades, it was in many respects accurate, and was for many purposes useful. More details

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Revenue authorities and public authority in sub-Saharan Africa

Since the early 1990s, many countries in sub-Saharan Africa have established semi-autonomous revenue authorities (ARAs), organisationally distinct from ministries of finance, with some real operational autonomy, and with staff paid at rates substantially higher than those in comparable public sector jobs. More details

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Idealism, Realism and the Investment Climate in Developing Countries

How can public action bring about substantial increases in productive private investment within the political and institutional environments typical of poor countries? More details

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Idealism, Realism and the Investment Climate in Developing Countries

The question which drives this paper is how, in the political and institutional environments typical of poor countries, public action can bring about substantial increases in productive private investment. 'Improve the investment climate!' is the dominant policy advice. This paper reviews what is meant by the investment climate and then concentrates on the institutional dimension of investment climate reform. More details

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Improving Governance in Bottom Billion Countries

Issue 3.9, part of the latest issue of In Focus, called Concern for the Bottom Billion. More details

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