International development researchers often have a difficult time comparing different countries’ finances due to poor quality data in many parts of the world. To help address the problem, the nonprofit International Centre for Tax and Development has compiled a cross-country data set on taxes and government revenue. The Government Revenue Dataset’s creators hope researchers will be able to use the data, which combines information from several major international databases as well as International Monetary Fund information, to investigate the role of revenue and taxation on development.
Global Database of Tax and Government Revenues
Travis Korte is a research analyst at the Center for Data Innovation specializing in data science applications and open data. He has a background in journalism, computer science and statistics. Prior to joining the Center for Data Innovation, he launched the Science vertical of The Huffington Post and served as its Associate Editor, covering a wide range of science and technology topics. He has worked on data science projects with HuffPost and other organizations. Before this, he graduated with highest honors from the University of California, Berkeley, having studied critical theory and completed coursework in computer science and economics. His research interests are in computational social science and using data to engage with complex social systems. You can follow him on Twitter @traviskorte.
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