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Wirecard Exposes German Regulator BaFin

Gordon Kerr, Cavin O’Driscoll with Enrico Colombatto,

Wirecard Exposes German Regulator BaFin The usual reaction to major accounting-based corporate collapses is that they are ‘one-offs’. When the truth comes out, it is relatively easy to understand the methods and motives of the bad guys, and yet it always seems surprising that auditors and regulatory watchdogs did not spot the (...)

Policy Paper Series

Taxing corporations: why it is not only bad, but unjust

Working Paper Series

How much of today’s inequality is unfair?
By Pablo Duarte


How much of today's inequality is unfair? WP 2020-03.

Online Articles

Why Rutte is good for Italy

Samuele Murtinu,

Why Rutte is good for Italy Last month, after a long exhausting discussion, the European countries reached an agreement on the European Union’s budget, and especially on the Recovery Fund. This latter includes around €312 billion of grants for Member States and €360 billion of (...)

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