Past Events

Jobs in Global Value Chains

2 October 2015
Trade, Workshops | Tags: Employment, Global Value Chains, Services Trade
New ways of measuring global trade flows provide for a fresh look on how trade works. Data on trade in value added terms often displays substantial differences with data on trade measured in gross value. The implications for our understanding of how trade and trade ... continue reading

Monetary Policy and the Distribution of Income and Wealth

September 11-12, 2015
Monetary, Workshops | Tags: Inequality, Inflation, QE
There has been intense focus recently on inequality in income and wealth across and within countries. Both developed and developing countries have experienced a marked increase in the gap between high and low income households, as well as an increase in the concentration of income ... continue reading

Fundamental Tax Reform: The Purple Tax Plan

1 June 2015
Fiscal, Roundtables | Tags: Consumption Tax, Corporate Tax, Inheritance Tax
Roundtable on fundamental tax reform with Laurence Kotlikoff and a focus on his "Purple Tax Plan". Professor Kotlikoff is Professor of Economics at Boston University, as well as a Research Associate of the National Bureau of Economic Research and the Director of the Tax Analysis ... continue reading

Tax Policy 2020 – Fundamentals, Effects and Scenarios

7 November 2014
Conferences, Fiscal | Tags: BEPS, Carbon Tax, Corporate Tax, Income Tax, Inheritance Tax, Wealth Tax
Conference on international and Swiss tax policymaking, its long-term effects and scenarios for tax reforms moving forward. ... continue reading

At Whose Service? Employment Effects of Services Trade Reform in the MENA Region and Sub-Saharan Africa

2 October 2014
Trade, Workshops | Tags: Employment, Services Trade
Trade in services is the new frontier in international trade theory and practice. Modern trade agreements go beyond the removal of traditional barriers to goods trade, such as tariffs, and increasingly deal with issues previously thought to be of strictly domestic concern, notably in the ... continue reading