Why action must be taken against corporate tax havens

September 2016

At the onset of the financial crisis in 2009, the members of the largest economies in the world launched a crusade against tax havens and banking secrecy. Eight years later, the Swiss private banking industry has been unfairly treated and abused using questionable arguments extraterritoriality - KPMG reports that the number of private banks in Switzerland has declined 24% between 2008 and 2015. The US and the European Union have signed exchange-of-information treaties with many countries, and the list of tax havens has been reduced by 32 jurisdictions.

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Should children be learning creativity and not math?

IMD Professor Arturo Bris discusses with Veronique Goossens on Kanaal Z - September 2016

"Knowledge is an asset of the 20th century, not of the 21st. We need to teach our children creativity.  60 percent of the jobs that the new generation will have in 20 years do not yet exist. Innovation, digitization and longevity will bring enormous social changes" says Prof. Bris.

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BREXIT? I vote OUT!!!

IMD Professor Arturo Bris on the Brexit debate - June 2016

I know that, as a Spaniard, I cannot vote in the upcoming Brexit referendum. The outcome is uncertain, and the ultimate decision by British voters is going to be driven by both rational and emotional decisions.

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Are the rich just getting richer?

Global income disparities over the last quarter century - By IMD Professor Arturo Bris, Director of the IMD World Competitiveness Center - May 2016

The launch of the IMD World Competitiveness Ranking is right around the corner. That 26 years of data compiled since the beginning of the rankings can also be used to see how inequality has evolved over the last quarter century.

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The next crisis will have a Chinese name

IMD Professor Reacts: Arturo Bris on JPMorgan chase CEO's China economy warnings - April 2016

In a recent letter to JPMorgan Chase JPM 1.69% shareholders, CEO Jamie Dimon issued a warning about the Chinese economy and the potential $4 billion loss that a recession there could bring to the bank, although the CEO said the firm could handle it in the unlikely chance that actually happens.

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Back to the future

IMD Professor Arturo Bris wraps up OWP with creative schemes - July 2016

Jobs are disappearing, public finances can't cope, retirement plans are imploding and yet Professor Arturo Bris, head of the IMD World Competitiveness Center (WCC) doesn't lose hope. To close the 2016 Orchestrating Winning Performance (OWP) program, he explained how the redistribution of capital generated by innovation is part of the solution.

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Switzerland's Top500

Capturing the Digital Opportunity - June 2016

The IMD World Competitiveness Center, a pioneering institution in the study of competitiveness, partners with Accenture to conduct a study about digital expectations, strategies, and practices in Switzerland.

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IMD World Competitiveness Center leads Mega Dive to boost Thailand's competitiveness

The intensive event was organized to help define the country's regulatory environment - January 2016

Thailand's Department of Trade Negotiations (DTN, Ministry of Commerce) recently partnered with the IMD World Competitiveness Center  for a series of events aimed at improving Thailand's competitiveness.

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North Korea: the country that doesn't smile

IMD Professor Arturo Bris on his recent visit to the hermit kingdom - April 2016

I have just returned from my first-ever, one-week visit to the Democratic People's Republic of Korea (DPRK). Having spent the last ten years in Switzerland, I have enjoyed the experience of living in a competitive, modern, innovative country with superb quality of life.

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Mega Dive Thailand – Competitiveness Improvement Program

A Mega Dive is a large-scale interactive workshop which engages participants in the search for different paths to enhance the competitiveness of their organization.

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IMD World Competitiveness Yearbook - Rankings 2016

Our mission is to help people achieve prosperity and quality of life and this is how we expect our rankings to be used and interpreted" said Professor Arturo Bris, Director of the IMD World Competitiveness Center.

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IMD World Competitiveness Center: Competitiveness Programs

Competitiveness programs for companies and governments:
By Arturo Bris and the IMD World Competitiveness Center Team

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