Mapping the Global Offshoring Network Through the Panama Papers

  • David Dominguez
  • Odette Pantoja
  • Mario González
Conference paper
Part of the Advances in Intelligent Systems and Computing book series (AISC, volume 721)


This works maps the offshoring network between regions and countries worldwide through the Panama Papers. The Panama Papers 2016 divulgence is the largest leak of offshoring and tax avoidance documentation. The leaked documents contain 2.6 TB of information involving more than two hundred thousand of enterprises in more than two hundreds countries. Using the Offshore leaks database we related entities around the world through different types of relationships. These relationships were used in order to build an offshoring network at countries and geographical regions scales. The network is characterized and described using chord diagrams to map the intra and inter relation between the countries and regions, discovering which of them are the more prominent in the worldwide offshoring scenario.


Corruption network Panama Papers Offshore societies Tax havens 



This work was funded by UAM-Santander CEAL-AL/2017-08, and UDLA-SIS.MG.17.02.


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Authors and Affiliations

  • David Dominguez
    • 1
  • Odette Pantoja
    • 2
  • Mario González
    • 3
    • 4
  1. 1.Escuela Politécnica SuperiorUniversidad Autónoma de MadridMadridSpain
  2. 2.FCAEscuela Politécnica NacionalQuitoEcuador
  3. 3.COPA, Department of Industrial EngineeringUniversidad de los AndesBogotáColombia
  4. 4.FICAUniversidad de las AméricasQuitoEcuador

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