Tag: Inequality

Pension Tax Expenditures. A Costly Christmas Gift … Not From Santa

| 4 January 2017
Blog, Fiscal | Tags: Fiscal, Inequality, Pensions, Tax Expenditures
For people living in Switzerland, December 31 was the last day for 2016 contributions into their Pillar 3a retirement accounts – and hence for taking advantage of the exemption from income tax that these payments benefit from. The scheme is one of many examples from ... continue reading

Tax Expenditures and Sustainability. An Overview

| 11 November 2016
Discussion Notes, Fiscal | Tags: Employment, Energy, Fossil Fuel Subsidies, Health, Housing, Inequality, Innovation, Patent Boxes, Pensions, Tax Expenditures, VAT
Fiscal policy has significant effects on a broad sustainability agenda covering long-term economic, social and environmental goals. However, whereas a myriad of actors scrutinize taxation as well as direct government spending with regard to their impact on sustainability, a key feature of fiscal policy has ... continue reading

Monetary Policy, Macroprudential Regulation and Inequality

3-4 October 2016
Monetary, Workshops | Tags: Financial Stability, Inequality, Inflation, Interest Rates, Macroprudential, QE
Co-organized with the International Monetary Fund ... continue reading

Global Finance, Debt and Sustainability

3 October 2016, Zurich, Switzerland
Lectures, Monetary | Tags: Climate Change, Debt, Financial Regulation, Housing, Inequality
CEP Lecture by Adair Turner co-hosted with the IMF. Lord Turner has been a Senior Fellow at the Institute for New Economic Thinking since 2013, and in 2015 became Chairman of the Institute’s Governing Body. ... continue reading

Governments Should Use Tax Systems to Drive Inclusive Growth Agenda

and | 22 July 2016
Blog, Fiscal | Tags: Inequality, Tax Expenditures, Taxes
Tax policy design should play a key role in not only supporting growth but also in addressing distributional concerns. Taxes affect inequality through different channels. The most direct way in which taxes redistribute income is by narrowing the distribution of (post-tax) disposable income. Taxes can ... continue reading