The anthropology 

of tax network



a hub for tax researchers to keep up to date on

current research, events, and publications

be sure to check out our Resources page for new stuff submitted by our network of researchers!

Announcement from Miranda Sheild Johansson • September 13, 2021 

Please join us in congratulating Miranda Sheild Johansson for earning a multi-year fellowship for an excellent multi-sited anthropological research project on taxation.


Visit our News page to read the description of her cutting-edge project and find links to the funder info!



Announcement from Lotta Björklund Larsen & Karen Boll • September 8, 2021 

Lotta Björklund Larsen and Karen Boll have published an article entitled Taxation in the Oxford Research Encyclopedia of Anthropology.


Please visit our News page to read the abstract and find the link to this excellent article on tax!



Announcement from Karen Boll • August 3, 2021 

Please join this upcoming event that will address financial crime from an interdisciplinary perspective over the course of a series of workshops.


Please visit our News page to read the description and find links to register for this interesting event!



Announcement from Lotta Björklund Larsen • June 10, 2021 

Please join this upcoming virtual event that will address tax culture in business from an anthropological perspective.


Please visit our News page to read the description and find links to register for this interesting event!



Announcement from Matti Eräsaari & Anna-Riikka Kauppinen • April 21, 2021 

On April 15, 2021, Matti Eräsaari and Anna-Riikka Kauppinen published a piece on the Finnish Tax Administration's hipster turn.


Please visit our News page to read the description and find links to this excellent article on tax!



Announcement from Karen Boll • Feb. 1, 2021 

Copenhagen Business School, LAW, invites you to attend the online seminar exploring 'the effect of relgion and religiosity on tax compliance decisions'. The presentation is by Recep Yucedogru, Assistant Professor in Law at Bülent Ecevit University, on his research on the Islamic stance on tax compliance. 


Sign up to attend on the following website, which also has more details about the presentation:

https://cbs.nemtilmeld.dk/230/



Announcement from Miranda Sheild Johansson • Jan. 5, 2021 

Miranda Sheild Johansson from University College London has just published an article entry for the Cambridge Encyclopedia of Anthropology on tax!


Please visit our News page to read her abstract and find links to this excellent peer-reviewed article on tax!

Announcement from Lotta Björklund Larsen, Anna-Riikka Kauppinen, & Miranda Sheild Johansson • Jan. 5, 2021 

The organizers are pleased to announce that their panel, "Fiscal relations in a post-Covid world: Hopes, potencies, and discontents of tax" has been accepted by SASE, the Society for the Advancement of Socio-Economics, for their conference 3-5 July, 2021.


Please visit our News page for the panel abstract and find links for how to apply with your paper!

Announcement from Soumhya Venkatesan and Oliver Owen • Nov. 3, 2020 

Soumhya Venkatesan and Oliver Owen are pleased to announce that their panel, "Good Ends and Dubious Means: Rule Breaking and Justification" has been accepted by SIEF, the International Society for Ethnology and Folklore, for their virtual conference 21-24 June, 2021.


Please visit our News page for the panel abstract and find links for how to apply with your paper!

Announcement from Robin Smith and Nicolette Makovicky • Oct. 30, 2020 

Robin Smith and Nicolette Makovicky are pleased to announce that their panel, "Tax Matters: Are Rules Made to Be Broken?" has been accepted by SIEF, the International Society for Ethnology and Folklore, for their virtual conference 21-24 June, 2021.


Please visit our News page for the panel abstract and find links for how to apply with your paper!

Announcement from Lotta Björklund Larsen • Oct. 30, 2020 


The 8th annual TARC Conference schedule has been announced and will take place online, December 15-17, 2020.


Please visit our News page for details and find links to the conference program.

Announcement from Johanna Mugler • Nov. 5, 2020 

Johanna Mugler, Lotta Björklund Larsen, and Nimmo Elmi will be on the Center for Taxpayer Rights program, Tax Chat!, on November 10, 2020 noon, Eastern Standard Time (17:00GMT), taking place live on Zoom. You can register to be part of the conversation.


Find the announcement with a link to access the Zoom meeting at the top of the page, here:

https://taxpayer-rights.org/tax-chat-no-3-the-anthropology-of-tax/

Announcement from Karen Boll • Oct. 27, 2020 

Karen Boll, Yvette Lind, and Saila Stausholm from Copenhagen Business School will introduce and discuss their work in tax at the Cambridge Tax Discussion Group, on Thursday October 29, 2020, 16:00-17:00 London time. It is open to all virtually!


Find the announcement with a link to access the meeting at the bottom of the page, here:

https://cambridge.tax/

Announcement from Oliver Owen • Oct. 13, 2020 

Tom Goodfellow and Oliver Owen have recently published an article on taxation and property rights in Lagos in Economy & Society, and a corresponding article in The Conversation, July 2020.


Please visit our News page to read the article's abstract and to find links!

Posted by Robin Smith and Lotta Björklund Larsen • Oct. 12, 2020 

Lotta Björklund Larsen and Robin Smith have written a short blog post for the Tax Administration Research Centre Blog at the University of Exeter Business School to promote our website and some recent anthropological publications on tax, October 12, 2020, entitled The Anthropology of Tax. This is part of our ongoing effort to give voice to  anthropological research on tax in society!


The Blog can be found here: http://blogs.exeter.ac.uk/tarc/

And TARC's homepage can be found here: http://tarc.exeter.ac.uk/

Posted by Robin Smith • Sept. 16, 2020 

Miranda Sheild Johansson and Anna-Riikka Kauppinen have just published a timely piece on fiscal life in the context of the Covid-19 pandemic on Allegra Lab, September 14, 2020. 


Please visit our News page to read the article's abstract and to find links! It's a fantastic piece that highlights how the pandemic has brought fundamental tax questions back into public debate.

Posted by Robin Smith • Aug. 5, 2020 

Based on three years of fieldwork at the Swedish Tax Administration, our network member Lotta Björklund Larsen depicts the inner workings of a bureaucracy of taxation in Shaping Taxpayers. Values in Action at the Swedish Tax Agency (Berghahn Books).


Please read Lotta's Blog post about her ethnography of taxation, as well as how taxpayers are understood and made to comply by a seemingly well-esteemed tax administration.

Posted by Robin Smith • July 22, 2020 

There's a journal special issue on fiscal practices in African countries to announce!


Oliver Owen edited the journal special issue, Governing through Taxation, for Politique Africaine, Vol. 151, No. 3, 2018.


Check out our News page for details and a link to this publication!

Posted by Robin Smith • June 28, 2020 

Get your coffee ready, there's new research on the anthropology of tax to read, and it's much more fun than doing your own taxes!


Nicolette Makovicky and Robin Smith co-edited a journal special issue for Social Analysis entitled, 

Beyond the Social Contract: An Anthropology of Tax. 


Check out our News page for details and a link to this open access publication!

Posted by Robin Smith • April 16, 2020 

Our diverse group of tax scholars met up in Stockholm for an inspiring week of workshops on all things tax, thanks to the hard work of organizers Lotta Björklund Larsen and Nicolette Makovicky.


Check out our News page for details!

Posted by Robin Smith • April 16, 2020 

While in Stockholm, we brainstormed ideas for future collaborations on the anthropology of tax.


Read about some of our new works in progress on the News page!