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Inequality Should Matter for Central Banks

and | 16 February 2017
Blog, Monetary | Tags: Central Banks, Inequality, Quantitative Easing
Central bankers have long been discreet about the links between monetary policy and inequality. They justify this reserve by the fact that their mandates do not charge them with addressing... continue reading

CGE Models vs Educated Guesswork: The Case of the EU-Korea FTA

| 17 January 2017
Blog, Trade | Tags: CETA, TPP, TTIP
A September 2016 research note by the European Commission on the effects of the EU-Korea Free Trade Agreement has recently been picked up in social media by various commentators. Amid rising... continue reading

Impact of Linking into Global Value Chains on Indian Employment

| 11 January 2017
Trade, Working Papers | Tags: Employment, Global Value Chains, Services Trade
This study examines the industry-level impact of linking into GVCs for the Indian labour market, spanning the period 1995-2011. The analysis includes manufacturing, services, agriculture and allied activities.... continue reading

Pension Tax Expenditures. A Costly Christmas Gift … Not From Santa

| 4 January 2017
Blog, Fiscal | Tags: Fiscal, Inequality, Pensions, Tax Expenditures
For people living in Switzerland, December 31 was the last day for 2016 contributions into their Pillar 3a retirement accounts – and hence for taking advantage of the exemption from... continue reading

Aggregate and Distributive Effects of Unconventional Monetary Policies

Upcoming: 9-10 November, 2017
Monetary, Workshops | Tags: Inequality, Inflation, Interest Rates, QE
Co-organized with the Swiss National Bank and the Study Center Gerzensee... continue reading