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Central Banks and Inequality – COVID-19 and Beyond

Upcoming: 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

Central Banks Must Upgrade Their Risk Management

| 23 November 2020
Blog, Monetary | Tags: Central Banks, Climate Change, Climate Risk
The COVID-19 crisis is a stark reminder of how sharply asset values can shift. Amid a crashing demand for oil and gas, giant energy companies like BP, Chevron and Shell... continue reading

Coming Back Stronger – Governing Finance in Switzerland

30 November 2020 | Online | By Invitation
Monetary, Roundtables | Tags: Central Banks, Financial Regulation, Governing Finance, Switzerland
Finance impacts all aspects of our lives, from our economies to social cohesion to the ecological systems we depend on for our very survival. As a result, the implications of... continue reading

Central Bank Market Neutrality is a Myth

and | 16 October 2020
Blog, Monetary | Tags: Asset Purchases, Central Banks, Climate Change, Foreign Exchange Reserves, Market Neutrality
Christine Lagarde, the President of the European Central Bank (ECB), this week raised the critical question whether, in view of market failures, market neutrality should remain the guiding principle driving... continue reading