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The Dark Side of the Moon. Responding to the COVID-19 Crisis in Developing Economies

| 25 March 2020
Blog, Fiscal | Tags: Covid-19, Development, Inequality, Informality
Besides China and Iran, the impact of the coronavirus has until now been most severe in advanced economies including France, Germany, Italy, South Korea, Spain and the US. This is unlikely to remain so. As the virus continues its spread around the world it will ... continue reading

Fiscal Policy Responses to the Coronavirus Outbreak

| 20 March 2020
Blog, Fiscal | Tags: Covid-19, Inequality, Informality, Tax Expenditures, VAT
The global crisis we are facing is one of the worst in history. The priority, obviously, is to reduce the number of coronavirus victims. At the same time, mitigating the economic impacts is vital. Both the real economy and financial markets worldwide have already been hard ... continue reading

Central Banks and Climate Change

| 21 February 2020
Blog, Monetary | Tags: Central Banks, Climate Change, Credit Risk, Governing Finance
Central banks must supplement their risk processes to reflect climate risks. This is neither a conflict of objectives nor an overburdening of their mandate, but a fiduciary duty. ... continue reading

A European Anti–Money Laundering Supervisor: From Vision to Legislation

and | 10 February 2020
Blog, Monetary | Tags: AML, Financial Supervision, Governing Finance
The European Union is moving toward implementing a policy to strengthen anti–money laundering (AML) supervision across its Single Market, namely enforcing requirements on banks and other firms to ensure they do not facilitate transactions involving proceeds from illegal activities. The European Commission, in charge of ... continue reading

A Lack Of Transparency. Do You Know About The Taxes Your Government Does NOT Collect?

and | 20 January 2020
Blog, Fiscal | Tags: Tax Expenditures
All over the planet, governments are desperate for funds to finance social policies, public infrastructure and development projects. Yet, the very same governments routinely forego huge amounts of tax revenues by granting tax incentives to investors, setting lower value added tax rates for the consumption ... continue reading