15-July-2009

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The bank lending channel of monetary transmission in Brazil: A VECM approach

This paper tests for the existence of a bank lending channel in the transmission of monetary policy in Brazil using monthly aggregate data for the period 1995:12 through 2008:6.

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15-July-2009

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The effectiveness of education and health spending among Brazilian municipalities

This paper uses a large dataset combining census, household survey and budgetary data for nearly 4 000 Brazilian municipalities to estimate the impact of government spending on education and health outcomes.

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15-July-2009

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Fall in shipbuilding set to continue for some time, says OECD Council Working Party on Shipbuilding

The economic downturn has hit shipbuilding hard. New orders have contracted by up to 90% and cancellations have increased, which is likely to result in significant excess shipbuilding capacity. This outlook is unlikely to improve for some time.

14-July-2009

English

Recent reforms strengthening Brazil’s resilience to economic crisis, says OECD’s Gurría

Brazil is resisting the global downturn better than many other countries thanks to sound policies developed over recent years and an improved balance of payments, said Angel Gurría, Secretary-General of the OECD.

14-July-2009

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Economic Survey of Brazil 2009: Reforming indirect taxes and labour levies

The complexities and fragmentation of Brazil’s tax system make it particularly onerous to enterprises, making it a priority for reform. The state-level VAT has often been used as an industrial policy instrument, resulting in predatory tax competition among the states. Remaining federal levies on enterprise turnover are detrimental to the competitiveness of Brazilian exports. The burden of payroll taxes and social security

6-July-2009

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Price and volume elasticities of Brazilian foreign trade: A profit function approach

To investigate the possible impact of terms of trade gains on the real economy, this paper estimates normalised quadratic input demand and output supply functions for the Brazilian economy during 1997-2008.

6-July-2009

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Current account sustainability in Brazil: A non linear approach

To shed further light on this issue in the context of emerging market economies, this paper uses Brazilian data to estimate the determinants of the current account in a smooth transition vector autoregressive (ST VAR) setting.

16-June-2009

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Overview of country results in TALIS - Brazil

OECD’s Teaching and Learning International Survey (TALIS) provides the first internationally comparative perspective on the conditions of teaching and learning.

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6-May-2009

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Higher education in regional and city development: review reports and visits 2008-2011

In 2008-11, 14 regions in 11 countries underwent the OECD Review of Higher Education in Regional Development aiming to mobilise higher education for economic, social and cultural development of cities and regions.

8-April-2009

English

International Seminar: Employment and Inequality Outcomes

The creation of more and better jobs remains a key challenge all over the world, not least due to the increasing demand for jobs in many developing countries. This joint ELS/DEV seminar presents recent experiences from China, India and Brazil.

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