Keith Marsden

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Keith Marsden is a right-wing economist, usually described in biographies an "economics consultant to several UN agencies". He was previously an operations adviser at the World Bank and worked as an economist for the International Labor Organisation. He is based in Geneva.

At the World Bank, he was author of a widely-quoted paper on the links between taxes and economic growth which argued against taxation.

Since working for the World Bank, nearly all of his output has been through the Center for Policy Studies. He is highly critical of the British government's economic record.

Marsden is a member of the advisory board of the Tax Payers Alliance, and the international advisory board of the European Foundation.


  • Keith Marsden, Gordon Brown and British competitiveness, Centre for Policy Studies, 2003.
  • Keith Marsden, "Links Between Taxes and Economic Growth," World Bank Staff Working Paper No. 605, 1983.
  • Keith Marsden and Therese Belot, "Private Enterprise in Africa," World Bank, 1990.