Tag: Inequality

Tax Expenditure Scrutiny Can End Trillion-Dollar Political Game

, and | 19 January 2023
Fiscal, Op-Eds | Tags: Income Tax, Inequality, Tax Expenditures
Too often, government spending is understood only as cash payments to specific individuals or groups. However, targeted exemptions or reductions in taxes owed strain public coffers similarly to direct spending, though often with far less visibility. ... continue reading

Supporting the Just Transition: a Roadmap for Central Banks and Financial Supervisors

and | 22 December 2022
Monetary, Policy Briefs | Tags: Central Banks, Financial Inclusion, Financial Supervision, Inequality, Just Transition, Transition risks
Shifting to a sustainable economy will reshape the outlook for countries and sectors across the world. Managed well, the net zero transition could lead to more and better jobs as well as reduced risks from climate shocks. Managed poorly, however, it could result not ... continue reading

Tax Expenditures—The $1.5 Trillion Elephant in the (Budget) Room

and | 16 September 2021
Blog, Fiscal | Tags: Income Tax, Inequality, Tax Expenditures
The Biden administration FY 2022 Budget proposal includes $2.4 trillion of additional revenue over the next 10 years. Higher tax rates on high-income individuals and corporations account for $990 billion. At the same time, the budget proposes $1.35 trillion of new tax expenditures from exemptions, ... continue reading

Global Tax Expenditures Database – Official Launch

16 June 2021, 15.00-17.30 CET | Online
Conferences, Fiscal | Tags: Inequality, Sustainability, Tax Expenditures, Tax Reform
The Council on Economic Policies (CEP) and the German Development Institute / Deutsches Institut für Entwicklungspolitik (DIE) have launched the «Global Tax Expenditures Database» (GTED): www.GTED.net with an online conference on 16 June 2021.   The key findings of the GTED Flagship report presented at ... continue reading

Services Trade and the Gender Wage Gap: The Case of India

and | 31 May 2021
Blog, Trade | Tags: India, Inequality, Services Trade, Wage Gap
India’s female labour force participation rate is less than half of the global average and the gender wage gap is substantial. With higher tertiary graduation rates and excelling in frontier skills for the future, women constitute a talent pool that India can ill afford to ... continue reading