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  • 9-March-2015

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    Demographic or labour market trends: what determines the distribution of household earnings in OECD countries?

    This article assesses various underlying driving factors for the evolution of household earnings inequality for 23 OECD countries from the mid-1980s to the mid-2000s.

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  • 9-March-2015

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    Technological effects of intra-OECD trade in manufacturing: a panel data analysis over the period 1988-2008

    This article seeks to study how intra-OECD trade in manufacturing goods has affected technological heterogeneity across member states during 1988-2008. To this aim, we derive a panel data version of the Eaton and Kortum (2002) normalised trade model to estimate, annually, the technological heterogeneity of OECD countries.

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  • 9-March-2015

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    Policy incentives for private innovation and maximising the returns

    This paper uses panel regression techniques to assess the policy determinants of private-sector innovative activity – proxied by R&D expenditure and the number of new patents – across 19 OECD countries. The relationship between innovation indicators and multifactor productivity (MFP) growth is also examined with a particular focus on the role of public policies in influencing the returns to new knowledge.

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  • 9-March-2015

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    Choosing the pace of fiscal consolidation

    In many OECD countries debt has soared to levels threatening fiscal sustainability, necessitating its reduction over the medium to longer term. This paper proposes a stylised model, featuring endogenous interactions between fiscal policy, growth and financial markets, to highlight how economic shocks and structural features of an economy can affect consolidation strategy and resulting growth and inflation developments.

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  • 9-March-2015

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    OECD Journal: Economic Studies

    OECD Journal: Economic Studies publishes articles in the area of economic policy analysis, applied economics, and statistical analysis, generally with an international or cross-country dimension.

  • 9-March-2015

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    Reconciling fiscal consolidation with growth and equity

    Despite sustained efforts made in recent years to rein in budget deficits, a majority of OECD countries still face substantial public finance consolidation needs. While essential to avoid the disruption and large costs ultimately associated with unsustainable public finances, fiscal consolidation complicates the task of achieving other policy goals. In most cases, it weighs on demand in the short term.

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  • 6-March-2015

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    Boosting growth and reducing informality in Mexico

    Mexico has embarked on a bold package of structural reforms that will help it to break away from three decades of slow growth and low productivity. Major structural measures have been legislated to improve competition, education, energy, the financial sector, labour, infrastructure and the tax system, among many, and implementation has started in earnest.

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  • 17-February-2015

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    A constant market share analysis of Spanish goods exports

    As other high-income countries, Spain has experienced competitive pressures from China and other emerging economies that have resulted in a loss of global market share.

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  • 9-February-2015

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    Going for growth 2015 - United States

    This country note from Going for Growth 2015 for the United States identifies and assesses progress made on key reforms to boost long-term growth, improve competitiveness and productivity and create jobs.

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  • 9-February-2015

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    Going for growth 2015 - United Kingdom

    This country note from Going for Growth 2015 for the United Kingdom identifies and assesses progress made on key reforms to boost long-term growth, improve competitiveness and productivity and create jobs.

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