Contributor: Alexander Barkawi

How’s Life?

| 22 January 2018
External, Fiscal, Monetary, Trade | Tags: Environment, Inequality
In November, the OECD published its most recent report on a short but fundamental question: How’s Life? Income is an important, but not the only factor in determining the answer. The OECD reflects this by going beyond the focus on GDP, that has for long ... continue reading

Why Monetary Policy Should Go Green

| 19 May 2017
Blog, External, Monetary | Tags: Climate Change, Collateral Frameworks, Green Finance, QE
Guest Post, FT Alphaville. Monetary policy is rarely a topic in debates on green finance. It should. The €60bn that the European Central Bank is currently injecting into financial markets on a monthly basis are a case in point. Its intervention amounts to nearly three ... continue reading

Monetary Policy and Sustainability. The Case of Bangladesh

and | 31 May 2015
Discussion Notes, Monetary | Tags: Employment, Energy, Financial Inclusion
Central banks have wide ranging effects on the economy and society as a whole. Their decisions on monetary policy and sustainability are closely intertwined. Nonetheless, the links between the mandates, objectives and instruments of central banks and a broad sustainability agenda are rarely reflected in ... continue reading

Property Taxes and Sustainability

and | 26 August 2013
Blog, Fiscal | Tags: Inequality, Land Use, Property
Many economists advocate that a higher share of government revenue should derive from taxes on immovable property. Proponents of a sustainability agenda may want to follow their advice. Read an OECD economic survey for a particular country and chances are high it recommends increasing the ... continue reading