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Private Equity: Transformation or Tax Evasion?

2015-01 IFN Newsletter No. 1, 2015

Author(s): Martin Olsson and Joacim Tåg

Private Equity: Transformation or Tax Evasion? Martin Olsson and Joacim Tåg

The private equity industry has grown immensely during the last three decades. It is a global phenomenon, making private equity firms important owners of corporate assets. So far, the industry has shown no signs of slowing down, and the trend is likely to continue into the future. However, as private equity buyouts are often controversial, there is a need for research about their real economic consequences, such as effects on firms and workers.


Olsson, Martin and Joacim Tåg (2015), "Private Equity:  Transformation or Tax Evasion?". IFN Newsletter No. 1, 2015.

Martin Olsson


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Joacim Tåg


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