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Central Banks and the Transition to a Low-Carbon Economy

| 22 March 2018
Discussion Notes, Monetary | Tags: Central Banks, Environment, Macroprudential Regulation, Quantitative Easing
Climate change is a fundamental challenge for our societies. Containing it will require a profound and radical transformation of our economic system, including a substantial reorientation of investments toward low-carbon... continue reading

How’s Life?

| 22 January 2018
External, Fiscal, Monetary, Trade | Tags: Environment, Inequality
In November, the OECD published its most recent report on a short but fundamental question: How’s Life? Income is an important, but not the only factor in determining the answer.... continue reading

Climate Change Adds to Risk for Banks, but EU Lending Proposals Will Do More Harm Than Good

and | 17 January 2018
Blog, Monetary | Tags: Climate Change, Financial Stability, Macroprudential Regulation
Climate change is a relevant risk factor for the banking sector, but the European Commission's plan to lower capital requirements for greener investments is irresponsible in encouraging banks to forego... continue reading

Shedding Light on Hidden Government Spending: Tax Expenditures

and | 20 December 2017
Blog, External, Fiscal | Tags: Tax Expenditures
Tax expenditures (TEs) are used by governments around the world to promote public policy objectives. Examples include tax deductions on mortgage interest to encourage home ownership and preferential tax treatment... continue reading

Central Banking and Green Finance

28-29 November, 2017. Co-organized with De Nederlandsche Bank
Monetary, Workshops | Tags: Climate Change, Financial Regulation, Green Finance
When the Leaders of the G20 met in China in 2016 they highlighted the necessity to scale up green financing. They also endorsed efforts to “provide clear strategic policy signals... continue reading

Fighting Poverty with Taxes

| 21 November 2017
Blog, Fiscal | Tags: Inequality, Poverty, Tax Expenditures
One way the U.S. federal income tax system provides low-income families with financial support is through refundable tax credits. Families can claim refundable tax credits even if they do not... continue reading