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Measuring and Understanding Trade in Service Tasks

, and | 24 May 2016
Discussion Notes, Trade | Tags: Employment, Services Trade
Improvements in Information and Communication Technologies (ICT) have had differential impacts on the costs of offshoring service tasks. As a result, services with stronger tradability characteristics are at a higher... continue reading
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Energy Subsidies – Widespread, Significant, and Largely Not Reaching the Poor

| 18 April 2016
Blog, Fiscal | Tags: Energy, Inequality, Subsidies
Energy subsidies are widespread and significant. In 2014, according to the IEA (2015), government support for global fossil fuel consumption amounted to 490 billion US$. An IMF working paper (CoadyNo... continue reading
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Trade Policy and Labour Markets in a Services World

Upcoming: 16-17 November 2016
Trade, Workshops | Tags: Employment, Services Trade
Co-organized with the World Trade Institute (WTI). Services are gaining ever more importance in global trade and employment. While there is increasing consensus that the General Agreement on Trade in... continue reading
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Corporate Taxation, BEPS and the Swiss Corporate Tax Reform III

Upcoming: 31 May 2016
Fiscal, Roundtables | Tags: Corporate Taxes
Roundtable – co-organized with Avenir Suisse – on corporate taxation, BEPS and the Swiss Corporate Tax Reform III with David Bradbury, Head, Tax Policy and Statistics Division, OECD. No... continue reading
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Multinational tax avoidance in developing countries

, and | 7 April 2016
Blog, Fiscal | Tags: Corporate Taxes, Development, Tax Avoidance
In recent years many global firms—including Starbucks, Google, and Amazon—have come under fire for avoiding paying taxes in one country by shifting their profits to a country with lower taxNo... continue reading