Publications

The Day After Tomorrow. Designing COVID-19 Bailouts for a Sustainable Recovery

| 4 May 2020
Blog, Fiscal, Monetary | Tags: Bailouts, Climate Change, Covid-19, Employment, Inequality
Governments around the world are taking extraordinary measures to mitigate the economic fallout of COVID-19. Their decisions in the weeks and months ahead will shape our lives for years to come. The fiscal packages that are being adopted as well as the funding that central ... continue reading

Bail, or Bailout? Tax Experts Publish 5-Step Test for Covid19 Business Bailouts

and | 27 April 2020
Blog, Fiscal | Tags: Bailouts, Covid-19, Tax Avoidance
Following bans from Denmark, Poland and Argentina on companies registered in tax havens from receiving Covid19 bailouts[1], the Tax Justice Network has published a “bail or bailout” test to clarify uncertainty on how governments can determine which companies are discreetly using tax havens to pay ... continue reading

Is the United States Reneging on International Financial Standards?

| 20 April 2020
Blog, Monetary | Tags: Covid-19, Debt, Federal Reserve, Financial Regulation
The financial shock surrounding the COVID-19 pandemic has prompted the Federal Reserve to temporarily loosen an important capital-to-asset ratio requirement for US banks. In so doing, it is walking away from a decade-long commitment to global financial reforms forged in the wake of the global ... continue reading

Argentina. A Short Blanket for the Coronavirus Long Night

and | 3 April 2020
Blog, Fiscal, Monetary | Tags: Central Banks, Covid-19, Fiscal Space, Health, Inflation, Informality
The coronavirus has arrived, and Argentina has played its cards. First life, then the economy. While it is non-debatable that the consequences of the pandemic will be enormous throughout the world, the magnitude of the impact is still uncertain. Argentina is a special case on three ... continue reading

The ECB Response to COVID-19

| 27 March 2020
Blog, Monetary | Tags: Asset Purchases, Covid-19, European Central Bank, Helicopter Money, Targeted Refinancing Lines
Since the outbreak of the COVID-19 crisis, the European Central Bank (ECB) committed to inject an additional 870 billion euro – about 7% of the euro area’s GDP – into financial markets to address the significant challenge the pandemic poses to the economy. Through its ... continue reading