Demystification Committee

The Offshore Economist

The Offshore Economist is publication focusing on the ruptures and cracks of offshore finance. It provides facts, guidance and revealing tricks to make the most of the slippery financial world. Through fictional stories, marginal poetry, fragmented legalese and a shifting form and layout, the publication pursues an aesthetic of offshore.

The Offshore Economist can be read at

Contributions include a list of offshoring tactics by Brett Scott, a toxic appendix to these by W. G. Hill, a journey between offshore finance and electronic music by the Kybernetikos Kommando, fiscal poetry in footnotes by Annelyse Gelman as well as a series of short stories by the Demystification Committee.

The publication was proposed and voted for by the shareholders of the Offshore Investigation Vehicle, an international corporate structure set up to explore and model offshore finance.

A company resolution outlining the publication can be found at Companies House, the UK’s registrar of companies, among other files documenting the actions and intents of the Offshore Investigation Vehicle.