Archive: April 2021

Tax Incentives for Investment. Old and New Challenges for International Trade

Upcoming: 24 June, 2021 14.00-17.00 CET | Online
Fiscal, Workshops | Tags: Digitalization, Investment, Tax Expenditures, Tax Incentives
Despite their stated goals including attracting FDI, creating employment and boosting R&D and innovation, tax incentives for investment are often ineffective. Indeed, several provisions are redundant and hence end-up triggering costly windfall gains. They can also trigger negative spillover effects on third countries, e.g. when ... continue reading

Digital Taxes and Trade in Services

Upcoming: 10 June, 2021 14.00-17.00 CET | Online
Trade, Workshops | Tags: Digital Tax, Services Trade
International income tax rules rest on the principles that taxes are paid in the jurisdiction where the company has physical presence, taxes are based on profits, and there are profit allocation rules. These tax rules need to be updated as economic activities go digital – ... continue reading

Reforming Tax Expenditures – Challenges and Barriers in the United States

14 April, 2021 20.00 CET, 14.00 EDT | Online
Fiscal, Panel | Tags: Tax Expenditures, Tax Reform
This event will address the main challenges and barriers holding back reform of the tax expenditure system in the US including:  The politics of tax expenditures “Negative” and “positive” tax expenditures Collecting racial, ethnic, and gender information Improving transparency in public finance management. ... continue reading

Governing Finance – The Case for a New Playbook

and | 7 April 2021
Blog, Monetary | Tags: Central Banks, Climate Change, Digital Finance, Employment, Financial Supervision, Governing Finance, Inequality, Sustainability
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 how we govern finance are fundamental, and ultimately existential. Yet, alarmingly, we are not talking ... continue reading

Governing Finance for Sustainable Prosperity

and | 7 April 2021
Discussion Notes, Monetary | Tags: Central Banks, Climate Change, Digital Finance, Employment, Financial Supervision, Governing Finance, Inequality, Sustainability
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 how we choose to govern finance are fundamental, and ultimately existential. Whether we succeed in improving ... continue reading