||Bachelor Thesis Abstract This thesis strives to introduce a wider notion of tax havens. We alter a traditional paradigm by investigating tax havens’ influence on economic performance of other countries. The first part of the thesis copes with issues implied by the absence of a suitable tax haven’s definition which results in compiling an inclusive list of havens. Subsequently, we present a data-based description of the identified tax havens with an emphasis on several widely-held assertions. The second part delivers an empirical analysis. It illustrates the role of tax havens as financial intermediaries. We examined whether the volumes of capital flows between non-havens and tax havens correspond to the sizes of the counterpart economies and to their mutual distance. Foremost, we found intensified capital flows between tax havens and large non-haven countries in their close proximity. The thesis concludes by a discussion of results.