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  • 2022 IMF/WB Annual Meetings - Side Event “Winds of change: the future of tax reforms in Latin America”

    10/13/22   Meeting

    Inflation, high debt levels, recession and large fiscal deficits are amplifying inequality and extreme poverty worldwide. Countries are responding with spending cuts that will hurt the poor. However, Chile and Colombia are among the few countries taking an alternative path: taxing wealth which could bring more progressive and redistributive...

  • 2022 IMF/WB Annual Meetings - Side Event “Avoiding Austerity in a Time of Compounding Crises”

    10/12/22 - 10/12/22   Meeting

    Governments are facing a disrupted recovery due to the spread of new Omicron variants, the impacts of the Ukraine war, surging inflation and interest rates and increased risk of debt distress. Expansionary recovery fiscal policies are turning into fiscal consolidation in most countries and spending in essential public services is threatened....

  • Resolving Macroeconomic Debt Crises After Four Decades of Mismanaged Globalization

    10/11/22   Meeting

    Resolving Macroeconomic Debt Crises After Four Decades of Mismanaged Globalization Image

    Following four decades of mismanaged globalization, the world economy has recently been hit by two massive shocks—the Covid-19 pandemic and the war in Ukraine, that create massive challenges for a number of countries in the Global South that will be under debt distress. The Federal Reserve interest rate hikes will create additional tensions for debt sustainability in the context of a global financial architecture that for decades was conducive to the too little and too late syndrome in...

  • Launch of the End Austerity Campaign and Report

    09/28/22   Meeting

    The session "End Austerity Now!" launched the End Austerity campaign (https://endausterity.org/) and reports such as End Austerity: A Global Report on Budget Cuts and Harmful Social Reforms in 2022-25. 85% of the world's population will live in the grip of stringent austerity measures by 2023. Some of the world’s leading experts presented short...

  • Call for Papers: JGD Special Issue on Gendered Effects of Globalization in Developing Countries

    06/15/22   Meeting

    Over the last thirty years, the dramatic increase in global economic integration and rapid pace of globalization has had substantial effects across the developing world. While the aggregate effects of globalization are well documented, the different impacts of globalization on men and women have received less attention. This special issue will...

  • World Protests: A Study of Key Protest Issues in the 21st Century

    11/09/21   Meeting

    FES New York and the Global Social Justice program at the Initiative for Policy Dialogue (IPD) invite you to a virtual panel discussion of World Protests: A Study of Key Protest Issues in the 21st Century, an open source e-book available as a free download. REGISTER HERE

  • Visions for the recovery and progressive taxation for a post-COVID world

    05/03/21   Meeting

    Watch again the debate with the Nobel Laureate Joseph E. Stiglitz and the EU Commissioner for Economy Paolo Gentiloni on their visions for the recovery and progressive taxation for a post-COVID world.

    And find out what was said in Twitter.

    The panel was a special session of the Day of Progressive...

  • Fiscal Space for Universal Health and Social Protection after the COVID19 Pandemic: How to Prevent Austerity

    10/02/20   Meeting

    In 2020 governments have financed emergency care and urgent socioeconomic support to cope with COVID19. While this short-term expending was necessary, countries must also continue to invest in long-term universal health, social protection systems/floors and other SDGs. The funding gap remains vast and fiscal space limited given higher levels of...

  • The International Economic Association (IEA) announces the Stiglitz Essay Prize

    07/03/20 - 07/07/20   Meeting

    Bali, Indonesia

    The International Economic Association (IEA) announces the Stiglitz Essay Prize Image

    The International Economic Association (IEA) is happy to announce the Second Stiglitz Essay Prize (SEP) in honour of the past President of the association, Joseph E. Stiglitz. The deadline for submitting essays is Thursday 31 October 2019 at 2359 hours (GMT).

  • IMF Conditionality Reform in Promise and Practice: What does the evidence show?

    10/17/19   Meeting

    As this is the first IMF meeting since the latest Review of Program Design and Conditionality, the panel assessed the Fund’s self-reported conditionality reform in light of independent evidence and analysis. This panel incorporated academic researchers and civil society actors to consider new research on IMF fiscal conditionality reform. The...

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