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Tax evasion for market control: Predatory economies in practice

Project description

A closer look at predatory economies in Croatia

Corporate tax evasion by huge conglomerates contributes to local financial volatility and leads to economic precarity. The EU-funded AnthroTax project will use an innovative framing of ‘hostage barter’ to conceptualise the different local financial practices of tax evasion in Croatia. It will focus on family winemakers in Istria and their business relationship with a massive agri-business conglomerate. Conducting ethnographic field research and combining classical anthropological concepts with business studies, AnthroTax will show how current predatory market exchanges are constructed and how tax evasion is instituted as an apparent ‘natural’ characteristic of everyday business. The findings will advance theory in critical tax studies and generate valuable knowledge about predatory economies in post-socialist Europe.


Net EU contribution
€ 207 312,00
Solbjerg Plads 3
2000 Frederiksberg

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Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Other funding
€ 207 312,00