Following the announcement of the reorganization of the National Task Force, Marius Brülhart, professor of economics at HEC Lausanne, gives an initial overview of his contribution as Chair of the Expert Group Economics. In this interview, he also presents other pandemic-related research projects in which he is currently involved.
Could capital taxes on personal wealth be part of the solution to tackling growing inequalities in society? Unfortunately, there is little research evidence to support arguments for or against the imposition of wealth taxes. However, new research shows that use of wealth taxes in the battle against global inequality is far from straightforward.