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  • Iceland: Technical Assistance Report-Modernizing the Icelandic VAT

    Improvements in health can have a tremendously positive effect on society’s well-being and the level of economic activity. Indeed, 2013’s path-breaking report by the Lancet Commission indicates that about 11 percent of the economic growth in recent decades can be attributed to these improvements.

  • Smart Fiscal Policy Will Help Jobs

    Global unemployment currently exceeds 200 million people. An additional 13 million people are expected to be unemployed by 2018.

  • Can Japan Afford to Cut Its Corporate Tax?

    At a time when Japan needs to boost economic growth, the corporate income tax rate is generally seen as the country’s most growth-distortive tax.

Books

  • Getting Energy Prices Right: From Principle to Practice

    This book develops a practical methodology, and associated tools, to show how the major environmental damages from energy can be quantified for different countries and used to design the efficient set of energy taxes.

  • Post-Crisis Fiscal Policy

    The book underscores how the global financial crisis has reshaped our understanding of the role of fiscal policy with topics that include a historical view of debt accumulation; the timing, size, and composition of fiscal stimulus packages in advanced and emerging economies; the heated debate surrounding the size of fiscal multipliers and the effectiveness of fiscal policy as a countercyclical tool and more.

  • Administering Fiscal Regimes for Extractive Industries : A Handbook

    Revenues from natural resources often pose unique challenges for tax administration. This Handbook is one of the first of its kind to focus attention on effectively administering revenues from extractive industries.

  • Equitable and Sustainable Pensions : Challenges and Experience

    This book brings together the latest research on equity issues related to pension systems and pension reforms in the post-crisis world.

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