Working Papers


  • 10-January-2018

    English

    France: Improving the efficiency of the health-care system

    France’s health-care system offers high-quality care. Average health outcomes are good, public satisfaction with the health-care system is high, and average household out-of-pocket expenditures are low.

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  • 19-December-2017

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    Making the business environment more supportive of productivity in Belgium

    A favourable business environment is crucial to boosting Belgium’s productivity and inclusiveness and to sustain improvements in long-term economic prosperity.

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  • 19-December-2017

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    Lowering barriers to entrepreneurship and promoting small business growth in South Africa

    Lowering high levels of unemployment and inequality are amongst the largest challenges facing South Africa.

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  • 29-November-2017

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    The quantification of structural reforms: extending the framework to emerging market economies

    This paper estimates and quantifies the impact of structural reforms on per capita income for a large set of OECD and non-OECD countries.

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  • 29-November-2017

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    Aggregate multi-factor productivity: measurement issues in OECD countries

    This paper analyses for 34 OECD countries the extent to which the calculation of aggregate multi-factor productivity (MFP) is sensitive to alternative parameterisations.

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  • 21-November-2017

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    Structural policy indicators database for economic research (SPIDER)

    The database contains indicators capturing structural policies (including institutions, framework condition policies and policies specifically related to labour markets and drivers of productivity and investment such as trade, skills and innovation).

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  • 18-October-2017

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    Reigniting growth through productivity-enhancing reforms in Colombia

    Over the past decade, sound macroeconomic policies and an improved business environment have helped generate relatively strong GDP growth.

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  • 18-October-2017

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    Towards more inclusive growth in Colombia

    Growth has become more inclusive in recent years in Colombia. Strong growth and targeted social policies have reduced absolute poverty.

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  • 17-October-2017

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    Inequality: A hidden cost of market power

    Some policies drive growth, others act to redistribute income or wealth. While competition has long been known to drive economic growth, it can also make an important contribution to reducing income and wealth inequality. See our paper on competition and inequality.

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  • 11-October-2017

    English

    Corporate governance and firm performance in China

    A key priority in China’s "new normal" period -- where returns on investment are slackening -- is corporate governance, which could lead to enhanced productivity by a better management of resources at the firm level.

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