Program: Fiscal

Energy Subsidies – Widespread, Significant, and Largely Not Reaching the Poor

| 18 April 2016
Blog, Fiscal | Tags: Energy, Inequality, Subsidies
Energy subsidies are widespread and significant. In 2014, according to the IEA (2015), government support for global fossil fuel consumption amounted to 490 billion US$. An IMF working paper (Coady et al., 2015) reports even higher numbers. Distinguishing between subsidies before (pre) and after (post) ... continue reading

Corporate Taxation, BEPS and the Swiss Corporate Tax Reform III

31 May 2016
Fiscal, Roundtables | Tags: Corporate Taxes
Roundtable – co-organized with Avenir Suisse – on corporate taxation, BEPS and the Swiss Corporate Tax Reform III with David Bradbury, Head, Tax Policy and Statistics Division, OECD. ... continue reading

Multinational tax avoidance in developing countries

, and | 7 April 2016
Blog, Fiscal | Tags: Corporate Taxes, Development, Tax Avoidance
In recent years many global firms—including Starbucks, Google, and Amazon—have come under fire for avoiding paying taxes in one country by shifting their profits to a country with lower tax rates. ... continue reading

Finance, Growth and Inequality

and | 31 March 2016
Blog, Fiscal, Monetary | Tags: Financial Markets, Inequality
Finance is the lifeblood of modern economies, but too much of the wrong type of finance can hamper economic prosperity and social cohesion. We have taken a holistic approach to study the consequences of finance for the inclusiveness of growth, in the spirit of the ... continue reading

Tax Expenditures Deserve Far More Scrutiny

| 30 December 2015
Blog, Fiscal | Tags: Tax Expenditures, UK
Last month, the UK government presented its Spending Review, setting out departmental budgets for the next four years. There were protections for some departments and large cuts (though smaller than expected) for others. Coming after years of previous cuts, many departmental budgets by 2019 will ... continue reading