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Press Release: New Global Tax Expenditures Database by CEP and DIE: Shedding Light on Hidden Government Spending

| 16 June 2021
Press Releases | Tags: Tax Expenditures, Tax Incentives, Tax Reform
The Council on Economic Policies (CEP) and the German Development Institute / Deutsches Institut für Entwicklungspolitik (DIE) today launch the Global Tax Expenditures Database (GTED). The database went live today... continue reading

Global Tax Expenditures Database – Official Launch

16 June 2021, 15.00-17.30 CET | Online
Conferences, Fiscal | Tags: Inequality, Sustainability, Tax Expenditures, Tax Reform
The Council on Economic Policies (CEP) and the German Development Institute / Deutsches Institut für Entwicklungspolitik (DIE) have launched the «Global Tax Expenditures Database» (GTED): www.GTED.net with an online conference... continue reading

ECB and Climate Change: The Direction is Clear – But Ambition and Speed are Lacking

| 7 June 2021
Blog, Monetary | Tags: Central Banks, Monetary Policy Operations, Sustainability
All public institutions urgently need to address the colossal challenges posed by climate change. Central banks are no exception, and their representatives are well aware of this. Jens Weidmann, President of... continue reading

Systemic Risk Buffers – The Missing Piece in the Prudential Response to Climate Risks

| 1 June 2021
Monetary, Policy Briefs | Tags: Climate Risk, European Systemic Risk Board, Macroprudential Regulation, Systemic Risks
Climate-related financial risks can potentially destabilize the financial sector. This fact is acknowledged by the major international financial bodies – the Financial Stability Board (FSB), the Bank for International Settlements... continue reading

Services Trade and the Gender Wage Gap: The Case of India

and | 31 May 2021
Blog, Trade | Tags: India, Inequality, Services Trade, Wage Gap
India’s female labour force participation rate is less than half of the global average and the gender wage gap is substantial. With higher tertiary graduation rates and excelling in frontier... continue reading

Digital Trade Policies – Charting a Way Towards More Transparency

3 June, 2021 15.00-16.00 CET | Online
Panel, Trade | Tags: Digitalization, Trade Policy
The digital transformation of economic activities, including international trade, has accelerated during the Covid-19 crisis. Consequently, policies affecting trade in the digital economy have gained prominence in the WTO as... continue reading