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Monetary Policy Operations and Financial Regulation to Green the Financial System

22 February, 2021 18.00 CET | Online
Monetary, Panel | Tags: Asset Purchases, Financial Regulation, Monetary Policy Operations, Targeted Refinancing Lines
The panel discussion will explore policy options – large-scale asset purchases, long-term refinancing operations, collateral framework and prudential regulation – to green the financial system, as well as debate their... continue reading

The Case for Climate Objectives in Central Banks’ Targeted Refinancing Operations

| 12 February 2021
Blog, Monetary | Tags: Central Banks, Climate Risk, Monetary Policy, Policy Coherence, Targeted Refinancing Lines
Central banks are making increasing use of targeted refinancing operations to pursue their mandates. However, so far none of them, with a few exceptions in developing economies, has aligned its... continue reading

Strengthening Climate Risk Metrics – A Roadmap for 2021

23 February 2021 | Online | By Invitation
Monetary, Roundtables | Tags: Central Banks, Climate Risk, Financial Supervision, Monetary Policy Operations, Risk Metrics
Climate risks are financial risks. As such they must be incorporated into all investment decisions, including those by banks, investors and asset managers. They must also become an integral part... continue reading

Avoiding a Household Debt Crisis with a Targeted Policy Response

| 8 January 2021
Blog, Fiscal | Tags: Covid-19, Debt, Income Tax, Unemployment
The economic effect of the Covid-19 pandemic varies highly across industrial sectors, education levels and income groups, adding further to inequality across the globe. This calls for highly targeted policy... continue reading

Reforming Tax Expenditures

11, 18 and 25 February, 2021 | Online
Fiscal, Roundtables | Tags: Consumption Tax, Corporate Tax, Personal Income Tax, Tax Expenditures, Tax Reform, Wealth Tax
A significant amount of government funding worldwide is channeled through tax breaks, aka “tax expenditures” (TEs), in the form of exemptions, deductions, credits, deferrals, and reduced tax rates. Despite their magnitude... continue reading