Working Papers


  • 13-January-2017

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    Economics Department Working Papers - List

    This series of Working Papers is designed to make available, to a wider readership, selected studies which the Department has prepared for use within OECD. Authorship is generally collective, but main individual authors are named.

  • 11-January-2017

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    The Walking Dead? Zombie Firms and Productivity Performance in OECD Countries

    This paper explores the extent to which “zombie” firms – defined as old firms that have persistent problems meeting their interest payments – are stifling labour productivity performance.

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  • 11-January-2017

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    Boosting productivity in Malaysia

    Productivity growth is essential to providing sustainable increases in living standards. Malaysia has reached a development stage where growth needs to be driven more by productivity gains than the sheer accumulation of capital and labour inputs.

  • 22-December-2016

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    Trends in productivity and sources of productivity growth in Slovenia

    Slovenia’s living standards measured in GDP per capita are currently some 20% below the EU15 average and have not yet reached their pre-crisis level.

  • 22-December-2016

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    Enhancing skills to boost growth in Hungary

    Skill requirements in the labour market have significantly changed over the past two decades. The restructuring of the economy is making the labour market increasingly knowledge-based.

  • 22-December-2016

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    Fostering productivity for income convergence in the Czech Republic

    Over the past two decades, the income level of the Czech Republic has converged considerably towards the OECD average.

  • 20-December-2016

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    The quantification of structural reforms in OECD countries: a new framework

    This document describes and discusses a new supply side framework that quantifies the impact of structural reforms on per capita income in OECD countries.

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  • 19-December-2016

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    Rebalancing Turkey’s growth by improving resource allocation and productivity in manufacturing

    Turkey’s manufacturing sector has expanded considerably but not efficiently and competitively enough.

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  • 19-December-2016

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    Reaping the benefits of global value chains in Turkey

    Despite major progress, Turkey still lags behind most comparable countries in terms of exported value added per capita. Its remarkable economic performance over the past 15 years has not been sufficiently backed by gains in export market shares, in particular when measured in value added terms.

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  • 14-December-2016

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    Economic resilience

    Economic resilience can be strengthened implementing policies aimed at mitigating both the risks and consequences of severe crises.

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