Matti Ylönen is on Fulbright-Schuman exchange at Yale. Having followed tax justice and global economic governance issues for more than 10 years, he is currently writing his PhD in World Politics (University of Helsinki) on corporations as political agents. In his home country Finland, he has published several books on tax havens, global economic governance, the role of consultants in politics, and on sovereign debt crises. His research explores the ways in which corporations exert power over states through their tax planning capacities, and how these powers alter the corporate-state relationship. In October 2015, his co-authored article shared the first prize in the 2nd Annual Amartya Sen competition of Yale University, Global Financial Integrity and Academics Stand Against Poverty.
“For logistical reasons only? A case study of tax planning and corporate social responsibility reporting”, Critical Perspectives on Accounting 33(2015)
“The Politics of Intra-Firm Trade: Corporate Price Planning and the Double Role of the Arm’s Length Principle”. Paper presented in the annual conference of the Global Justice Program in October 2015.