Publications & Documents


  • 8-March-2011

    English

    How efficient are banks in Hungary?

    Apparent characteristics of the Hungarian banking market such as large profits and high margins suggest weak competitive pressures. Weak competition in turn, may reduce efficiency in a lack of pressures to converge to marginal cost and to stimulate managerial efforts to reduce X-inefficiency.

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  • 4-March-2011

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    The Impact of Structural Reforms on Current Account Imbalances, Economics Department Policy Note No. 3

    Global current account imbalances widened markedly in the years preceding the global economic crisis.

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  • 17-February-2011

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    Macroeconomic impact of Basel III

    The estimated medium-term impact of Basel III implementation on GDP growth is in the range of -0.05 to -0.15 percentage point per annum.

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  • 17-December-2010

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    Product market regulation and competition in China

    The extent of competition in product markets is an important determinant of economic growth in both developed and developing countries.

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  • 9-December-2010

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    Regulatory reforms to unlock long–term growth in Turkey

    In the 2000s, Turkey has enjoyed rapid catching–up. This was possible despite the adverse business environment, as the semi–formal and informal economy had a significant contribution to the expansion of the private sector.

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  • 9-December-2010

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    The land transport sector: Policy and performance

    This paper provides a broad overview of policy goals and instruments and commonly used performance and policy indicators related to land transport.

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  • 26-November-2010

    English

    Changing for the Better: Making Reform Happen in the Aftermath of the Crisis

    In his remarks to "Making Reform Happen", Angel Gurría said that "well-designed and well-implemented reforms yield a triple dividend. They lift output and employment; they strengthen public budgets and they rebalance global demand."

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  • 1-November-2010

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    Tackling the infrastructure challenge in Indonesia

    Indonesia’s infrastructure is in poor shape, having suffered from protracted under-investment since the Asian financial crisis of the late 1990s, and constraints growth potential.

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  • 7-October-2010

    English

    Product market regulation: extending the analysis beyond OECD countries

    In this paper the recently updated product market regulation (PMR) indicators are extended beyond OECD member countries - including accession and enhanced engagement countries.

  • 30-September-2010

    English

    Public-private partnerships and investment in infrastructure

    How can governments reap the potential benefits of public-private partnerships (PPPs) in the provision of infrastructure?

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