Archive: March 2019

Taxation in Aging Societies – Increasing the Effectiveness and Fairness of Pension Systems

, , , and | 28 March 2019
Fiscal, Policy Briefs | Tags: Inequality, Pensions, Tax Expenditures
Population aging is accelerating worldwide and has significant socio-economic implications, including a decline in the size of the labour force, an increase in the age-dependency ratio and a redistribution of income and wealth. Hence, the redesign of pension systems has become a priority. Taxation is ... continue reading

Civil Society Groups Across Latin America Are Starting to Question Tax Expenditures

and | 21 March 2019
Blog, Fiscal | Tags: Tax Expenditures
How governments raise the revenues they need to support public spending is a fundamental aspect of public finance. Despite this, taxation has been the focus of limited analysis and action by civil society groups around the world, especially in developing countries. But in recent years, ... continue reading

Central Banks and the G20 Agenda. Ensuring Policy Coherence

and | 21 March 2019
Blog, Monetary | Tags: Central Banks, G20, Governing Finance
The G20 has come a long way in pulling economies back from the brink. Yet, a lot remains to be done in its pursuit of inclusive and sustainable growth. Productivity growth is sluggish, unemployment remains well above pre-crisis levels, inequality is hitting record highs, and ... continue reading

Changing Landscapes for Central Banks and Financial Regulators

| 14 March 2019
Discussion Notes, Monetary | Tags: Central Banks, Governing Finance
This discussion note is an extended version of the introductory comments shared by the author at a CEP roundtable on “Governing Finance and Sustainability” in January 2019. It addresses in order the four issues raised in the convening’s agenda. First, what are the historical origins ... continue reading

Green Money Without Inflation

| 7 March 2019
Blog, Monetary | Tags: Environment, European Central Bank, Inflation, Quantitative Easing
To what extent can the money created by the central bank be used to finance investments in the environment? This is a question that is often asked today. The green activists respond with enthusiasm that the central bank, and in particular the European Central Bank ... continue reading