Program: Fiscal

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

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

Green Economy – Beware of Merchants of Doubt

| 17 April 2013
Blog, Fiscal | Tags: Green Growth, Subsidies
Those who oppose change involving powerful economic sectors have long ago found an effective tactic: instilling doubt in the guise of reasonable arguments. A recent manifestation of this tactic is the claim that so-called ‘green jobs’ are too expensive and in fact destroy “real” jobs. ... continue reading