Program: Fiscal

Looking for a Way out the Subsidies Labyrinth in Argentina

| 16 October 2015
Blog, Fiscal, Monetary | Tags: Energy, Inflation, Subsidies
In the midst of a heated electoral campaign, subsidies are at the centre of the political debate in Argentina. Shock or gradual approaches to reform those transfers have emerged as the buzzwords of the moment as the presidential race heats up. ... continue reading

Tax Expenditures and Sustainability

| 8 October 2015
Blog, Fiscal | Tags: Renewables, Tax Expenditures
What do 1.8 billion Euro given to Italian farmers, 69.7 billion US$ provided to US homeowners, and 75 billion A$ allocated to support the retirement income system in Australia have in common? They are channeled through tax expenditures. ... 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

Africa could become the world’s next powerhouse

| 26 September 2013
Blog, Fiscal, Trade | Tags: Commodities, Taxes
“A winning Africa!” “Thousands of Portuguese workers emigrate to the former colony of Angola in search of work.” Headlines such as these are a perfect illustration of the Afro-optimism that has gripped the media these last few years. In an Africa courted by foreign investors, ... continue reading