Dr. Markus Meinzer is Director of Financial Secrecy & Governance at the Tax Justice Network. He authored the book “Tax Haven Germany” (“Steueroase Deutschland”), published in 2015 at C.H. Beck, and was TJN’s principal investigator on the COFFERS EU research project under Horizon 2020 (Combating Fiscal Fraud and Empowering Regulators) and engages in the same function in the TRACE Horizon 2020 research project (Tracking illicit money flows). He has published widely on international tax policy and financial secrecy regulation. He obtained his PhD in economics at Utrecht University in 2019 ("Countering cross-border tax evasion and avoidance. An assessment of OECD policy design from 2008 to 2018"). Prior to this, he studied development economics as a component of his political science degree at the Free University of Berlin, and was an exchange student at the University of Sussex (UK).