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European ATTAC campaign against tax havens in Liechtenstein, 2008

Time period
February, 2008 to March, 2008
Economic Justice
Total points
4 out of 10 points
Name of researcher, and date dd/mm/yyyy
Jennifer Trinh, 25/02/2011

Liechtenstein is a small country between Switzerland and Austria with a population of approximately 35,000.  After World War II, Liechtenstein’s economy was in shambles.  The government, a constitutional monarchy currently under the rule of Prince Hans-Adam II, implemented low corporate taxes in order to draw companies into the country.  As a result, Liechtenstein currently has the second highest gross domestic product per capita in the world and has more registered companies than citizens.  However, the international community has identified Liechtenstein as a tax haven