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Plastic carry bags

March 31, 2018 - 15:27 -- Admin

After exhaustive discussion, I’ve been deputed to inform our readers of Troppo’s plastic bag policy. We’re in favour of single-use plastic bags. In fact, we’re making them compulsory.

Independent fiscal councils (probably) improve forecasting and adherence to fiscal rules SHOCK!

March 24, 2018 - 16:58 -- Admin

Countries increasingly rely on independent fiscal councils to constrain policymakers’ discretion and curb the bias towards excessive deficits and pro-cyclical policies. Since fiscal councils are often recent and heterogeneous across countries, assessing their impact is challenging.