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  • 2-December-2010

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    The impact of structural policies on saving, investment and current accounts

    This paper explores the impact of structural policies on saving, investment, and current accounts in OECD and non-OECD economies. Since the current account effects of structural reforms are often complex and ambiguous from a theoretical perspective, new OECD empirical analysis is carried out.

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  • 2-December-2010

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    A simple model of the relationship between productivity, saving and the current account

    This paper uses a simple dynamic stochastic general equilibrium model to explore the qualitative impact of productivity shocks on current account positions via their impact on the saving behaviour of households.

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  • 29-November-2010

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    Health care systems: efficiency and policy settings

    People in OECD countries are healthier than ever before, as shown by longer life expectancy and lower mortality for diseases such as cancer. At the same time, total spending on health care now absorbs over 9% of GDP on average in the OECD.

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  • 29-November-2010

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  • 3-November-2010

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    Trade linkages in the OECD trade system

    This paper describes the sources and methods used to construct the trade matrices of the OECD trade system.

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  • 1-November-2010

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    Enhancing the effectiveness of social policies in Indonesia

    Indonesia has made considerable progress over the years in improving the social conditions of its population, especially among disadvantaged groups, not least by raising government spending and strengthening social protection programmes.

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  • 25-October-2010

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    United States: Restoring fiscal sustainability

    The United States faces challenging budgetary prospects, as do most other OECD countries. The federal budget deficit widened considerably during the recession, reaching about 10% of GDP in both 2009 and 2010, reflecting the operation of automatic stabilizers and the policy response to the crisis

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  • 7-October-2010

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    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.

  • 7-October-2010

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    Netherlands: How the transport system can contribute to better economic and environmental outcomes

    Congestion has become a burden for the Dutch economy. Reforms to the transport system, including public transport, together with a more flexible housing market should reduce the economic and environmental burden of transport, thereby improving prospects for sustainable long term growth.

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  • 30-September-2010

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    Seminar: Beyond the crisis - Returning to sustainable growth in Latin America, 24 November 2010

    This seminar brings together policy makers from Latin America and economists from academia, international organisations and the private sector to discuss policies that would help Latin American countries to strengthen their growth potential.

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