Publications & Documents


  • 5-October-2009

    English

    Seminar: Growth performance and sustainability in the enhanced engagement countries

    The Economics Department organised a seminar on 24 September 2009 to bridge this gap in the policy debate by identifying potential sources of growth in Brazil, China, India, Indonesia and South Africa, as well as policy challenges for sustaining long-term growth in these countries.

  • 14-August-2009

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    DEV Working Paper 281: Revisiting Political Budget Cycles in Latin America

    This analysis highlights, from a governmental and political perspective, the need to avoid fiscal deteriorations around elections in Latin America.

  • 15-July-2009

    English

    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

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    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.

  • 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

    English

    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

    English

    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.

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