The world of Offshore Financial Centers : and the role of the EU in it
Rigon, Giacomo (2017)
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The subject of the thesis is the world of the offshore financial centers in the global economy, understanding which services are offered by main OFCs and the kind and size of the business relationship they have established with companies and individuals all around the world. However, the main issue is the role that the EU plays in the OFCs world, both concerning policymaking and concerning involvement as active player. This is achieved by the thesis based on what is available in the current academic literature, on the raw data published by influential institutions and on the estimates made by professional and experts of the subject. The material used is mainly academic textbooks for the basic concepts and secondary data sources like academic publications, financial and economic journals and statistical data, but also EU institutional papers, IMF reports, the Panama Papers and other thesis, in order to get legal, political, financial and overview information. The main result and conclusion is expected to be giving complete a panoramic outline of services and financial estimates but mainly to confirm the deeply rooted participation of the EU in the phenomenon.