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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

Coming Back Stronger – Reforming Tax Expenditures

January, 2021 | Online
Fiscal, Panel | Tags: Consumption Tax, Corporate Tax, Personal Income Tax, Tax Expenditures, Tax Reform
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

Climate Financial Risks: Assessing Convergence, Exploring Diversity

, and | 9 December 2020
Discussion Notes, Monetary | Tags: Climate Risk, Financial Supervision, Monetary Policy Operations, Risk Metrics
Climate risks are now fully recognized as financial risks by asset managers, investors, central banks, and financial supervisors. As a result, the integration of climate risk metrics into risk management... continue reading

Central Banks and Inequality – COVID-19 and Beyond

7, 11 and 14 December, 2020 | Online
Monetary, Panel | Tags: Central Banks, Financial Regulation, Inequality, Monetary Policy
A three-part series on “Central Banking and Inequality—COVID-19 and Beyond.” The three discussions will cover the link between inequality and financial regulation, financial market infrastructure, and monetary policy.... continue reading

COVID-19 and Inequality: The Urgent Need for Tax Expenditure Reform

and | 24 November 2020
Blog, Fiscal | Tags: Covid-19, Inequality, Tax Expenditures, Tax Reform
The economic impact of COVID-19 is both unprecedented and far-reaching. There is now little doubt that the pandemic will disproportionally hit the worse-off, hence exacerbating inequality. It is also clear... continue reading