Archive: January 2017

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 skepticism around trade agreements and a tendency to question established wisdom, its 2-fold message is balm for the ... 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 income tax that these payments benefit from. The scheme is one of many examples from ... continue reading