Maria Chiara Paoli, Rick van der Ploeg, 04 October 2021

Despite climate justice advocates continuing to highlight climate inequities along racial, gender and class dimensions and policymakers’ vague statements in support of a ‘just transition’, there are few concrete plans. This column uses microsimulations of household behaviour from UK data to investigate the efficiency and equity impacts of different ways of recycling carbon tax revenue, focusing on both horizontal and vertical equity dimensions, and their implications for political feasibility. The authors find that rebating carbon tax revenues through social security payments renders the policy progressive and benefits the highest share of households in their sample.

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“Try turning it off and back on again” – How many times have we recommended this to fix our computers? With the Covid-19 outbreak, our economy was suddenly and dramatically turned off. The virus is taking thousands of lives and jobs, and is forcing us to live in isolation. Now it is time to restart! But what is it we want to fix in our post-corona economy?

On Saturday, September 5th, high level experts, leading academics, progressive politicians and progressives everywhere will come together, physically in Amsterdam and digitally on an exciting platform, to discuss these and other questions in a conference organized by the progressive family represented by Socialists & Democrats, the Party for European Socialists, the Foundation for European Progressive Studies and the Dutch Labour Party (Partij van de Arbeid).

Joining us on the mainstage and in breakout sessions are Nobel Laureate Joseph Stiglitz, PvdA party leader Lodewijk Asscher, economists Ann Pettifor, Andrés Rodríguez-Pose and Arnoud Boot, OECD deputy director Grace Perez-Navarro, President of the Italian Innovation Fund Francesca Bria, Andrea Renda, head of Frans Timmermans' cabinet Diederik Samsom and many more.

We need a reset! We do not want to go back to the economy that put our planet, public health and income at risk, and that leads to increasing inequalities.

We need a reset! So that we can construct a system where sustainability prevails over resource depletion; where economic opportunities and wealth are distributed across people and regions rather than concentrated in few hands or big urban agglomerations; a system where finance does not mean speculation, but support for the real economy; an economy where data unleashes citizens’ and businesses creativity, instead of undermining their autonomy.

The stakes are clear. If we want to come out of this crisis better than before, if we want to build a fair and sustainable post-corona economy, we need progressive leadership. We do need a reset. And we are ready to take the lead!

You can register for the physical event venue Amsterdome (Amsterdam), or you can attend digitally on the platform ‘Let’s Get Digital’ that lets you experience the conference as if you were standing in the conference hall, and which allows you to meet and mingle with other online participants.

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US economists on the economic impact of the crisis and policy developments in the US and Europe.

with:
* Adam S. Posen, The Peterson Institute for International Economics
* Vivien A. Schmidt, Boston University
* Jeffry Frieden, Harvard University
* Michael Landesmann, Vienna Institute for International Economic Studies (wiiw)

The following questions will be addressed:
* How does the unfolding Covid-19 crisis compare so far between the US and Europe?
* How does the EMU/EU governance structure constrain monetary and fiscal responses compared to the US?
* Which failures in policy can be/could have been avoided?
* Which social and political outcomes do you expect on both sides of the Atlantic?
* How will the US and European responses affect global economic and political relations?

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We would like to invite you to participate in the 24th EBES Conference - Bangkok, Thailand which will bring together many distinguished researchers from all over the world. Participants will find opportunities for presenting new research, exchanging information, and discussing current issues.

Although we focus on Europe and Asia, all papers from major economics, finance, and business fields - theoretical or empirical - are highly encouraged. The deadline for abstract submissions is October 31, 2017.

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