Lotta Björklund Larsen

Lotta Björklund Larsen is a Research Fellow at TARC. She is Associate Professor, holds a PhD in social anthropology from Stockholm University and a Bachelor degree in economics.

"Why we pay tax, how we are made to pay tax and the assumptions for knowing about taxation issues" steers her research interest. With this premise she focuses on issues such as tax compliance, co-operative compliance initiatives, the tax gap, the informal economy, the shared economy and the digitization of society and its implications on taxation. In her research, she has engaged with tax authorities, corporate and private taxpayers, as well as tax avoiders. She recently led a Nordic research project within the Horizon2020 funded project FairTax, resulting in a qualitative comparison across nations of cooperative compliance projects between large corporations and tax administrations.

Prior to academic life, she worked as a manager, project leader and consultant in the financial software industry for 13 years. This combined experience convinced her of the benefits of approaching any societal issues from a multi-disciplinary approach as well as collaborating in various ways with society at large.


Recent Publications:

What Tax Morale? A Moral Anthropological Stance on a Failed Cooperative Compliance Initiative JOTA 2019: 5(1)

A Fair Share of Tax. A Fiscal Anthropology of Contemporary Sweden. 2018 Palgrave MacMillan