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Civil Society Groups Across Latin America Are Starting to Question Tax Expenditures

and | 21 March 2019
Blog, Fiscal | Tags: Tax Expenditures
How governments raise the revenues they need to support public spending is a fundamental aspect of public finance. Despite this, taxation has been the focus of limited analysis and action by civil society groups around the world, especially in developing countries. But in recent years, ... continue reading

Central Banks and the G20 Agenda. Ensuring Policy Coherence

and | 21 March 2019
Blog, Monetary | Tags: Central Banks, G20, Governing Finance
The G20 has come a long way in pulling economies back from the brink. Yet, a lot remains to be done in its pursuit of inclusive and sustainable growth. Productivity growth is sluggish, unemployment remains well above pre-crisis levels, inequality is hitting record highs, and ... continue reading

Green Money Without Inflation

| 7 March 2019
Blog, Monetary | Tags: Environment, European Central Bank, Inflation, Quantitative Easing
To what extent can the money created by the central bank be used to finance investments in the environment? This is a question that is often asked today. The green activists respond with enthusiasm that the central bank, and in particular the European Central Bank ... continue reading

Prudential Regulation Can Help in Tackling Climate Change

, and | 13 February 2019
Blog, Monetary | Tags: Environment, Financial Regulation
Awareness of climate-related financial risks has been growing in the past years. Prudential frameworks however still fall short in reflecting them. Given the possible impacts of climate risks on financial stability, incorporating them into prudential regulation is rapidly moving up agendas both among academics and ... continue reading

The Earned Income Tax Credit: Helping Families at a Surprisingly Low Cost

| 29 November 2018
Blog, Fiscal | Tags: Inequality, Poverty, Tax Expenditures
Amid growing concerns over stagnant rates of intergenerational mobility, little to no wage growth for low-skilled workers, and declining rates of labor force participation, policymakers are interested in approaches to strengthen incentives to work, increase household income for disadvantaged families, and increase children’s economic opportunity. ... continue reading