Dec 2019
Author(s): Mogollón, Mónica; Ortega, Daniel; Scartascini, Carlos
Most tax agencies use letters as the method of communicating with taxpayers. Still, other technologies exist that could be more effective. This paper reports the results of a field experiment…
Nov 2018
Author(s): López-Luzuriaga, Andrea; Scartascini, Carlos
What happens when the tax authority increases enforcement in one tax with compliance in other taxes? The very little evidence available is not conclusive. This paper presents a very simple analytical…
Apr 2018
Author(s): Wright, Allan; Kellman, Bradley; Kallicharan, Shaiiede
Multiple studies have highlighted the Caribbean as one of the geographic regions most severely impacted by the decline in correspondent banking relationships (CBRs). However, when examined at a…
Feb 2017
Author(s): Wright, Allan; Kellman, Bradley
De-risking has the potential to develop into a threat to Barbados posing a challenge to the country's continued development and economic stability if left unchecked. Early indications are that…
Nov 2016
Author(s): Wright, Allan
It is essential to have secure, stable monetary and worldwide payment frameworks that reduce exposure to Money Laundering and Terrorism Financing (ML/FT), while permitting access to markets and…
Nov 2015
Author(s): Ortega, Daniel; Scartascini, Carlos
There is an ample literature on the determinants of tax compliance. Several field experiments have evaluated the effect and comparative relevance of sending deterrence and moral suasion messages to…
Dec 2013
Author(s): Castro, Lucio; Scartascini, Carlos
Tax evasion is a pervasive problem in many countries. In particular, some developing countries do not collect even half of what they would if taxpayers complied with the written letter of the law.…