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Mick Moore

Professorial Fellow

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 (ICTD).

ICTD Publications

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Mick Moore’s recent work

Working Paper

How Do We Research Tax Morale at the Subnational Level?

IDS Working Paper 506

One of the most effective ways of increasing voluntary tax compliance is by improving tax morale. Several studies have been undertaken to examine why some individuals pay taxes while others do not. While many of these studies have been conducted at the national level, there is an increasing body...

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Jalia Kangave & 2 others

1 January 2018

Working Paper

The Political Economy of Long-Term Revenue Decline in Sri Lanka

ICTD Working Paper 65

From the 1950s to the 1980s, Sri Lankan governments collected a high proportion of Gross Domestic Product (GDP) in taxes. They spent most of that money on mass provision of health and education services, and subsidised food. Sri Lanka was a model welfare state, with unusually high human...

1 February 2017