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Unpacking Patent Boxes

| 26 July 2017
Blog, Fiscal | Tags: Patent Boxes, Tax Competition, Tax Expenditures
An intellectual property box is a special lower tax rate for profits associated with intellectual property (IP). There are over twenty around the world, and over the last few years bills... continue reading

Tax Expenditures. The Big Black Box

| 20 July 2017
External, Fiscal | Tags: Tax Expenditures
Op-ed, Handelszeitung. CEP fellow Agustin Redonda zooms in on tax expenditures in Switzerland, and highlights the lack of transparency on what amounts to 21-25 billion CHF in revenue foregone for... continue reading

Central Banking and Green Finance

Upcoming: 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

Monetary Policy and the Redistribution Channel

| 28 June 2017
Monetary, Working Papers | Tags: Income Inequality, Inflation, Interest Rates
This paper evaluates the role of redistribution in the transmission mechanism of monetary policy to consumption. Three channels affect aggregate spending when winners and losers have different marginal propensities to... continue reading

Foreign Trade Barriers and Jobs in Global Supply Chains

and | 27 June 2017
Trade, Working Papers | Tags: Employment, Services Trade
This paper studies the impact of foreign barriers to goods and services trade on domestic jobs that are directly or indirectly related to affected trade flows.... continue reading

The Impact of Service and Goods Offshoring on Employment: Firm-Level Evidence

, and | 29 May 2017
Trade, Working Papers | Tags: Employment, Services Trade
Advances in communication technology have led to a remarkable increase in the tradability of services, resulting in a substantial increase in offshoring of services over the last two decades. Research... continue reading