José Antonio Ocampo (Cali, 1952) is a Colombian economist who has held different responsibilities in international organizations and in his native Colombia. There he was Minister of Finance in the 1990s, during the government of Ernesto Samper. Now, Ocampo is a professor at New York’s Columbia University. In addition, he chairs the Independent Commission for the Reform of International Corporate Taxation (ICRICT), an organization born to unite a multitude of associations and NGOs in favor of a common minimum taxation for multinational companies. Ocampo shares the committee of this group with prominent names such as the Nobel Prize in Economics Joseph Stiglitz, the economists Thomas Picketty and Gabriel Zucman, or the former MEP and leader of the French Greens, Eva Joly. This organization advocated a minimum tax of 25%, which is why it has been critical of the agreement reached by the G7 last weekend.
G7, taxation: an important agreement that needs to be expanded