Working Papers


  • 29-September-2011

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    Reforming Austria’s highly regarded but costly health system

    The highly regarded Austrian health system delivers good quality and easily accessible services, but is costly.

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  • 20-September-2011

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    Has deregulation increased investment in infrastructure? Firm-level evidence from OECD countries

    This paper investigates the role played by deregulation on firms’ investment decisions in infrastructure sectors.

  • 13-September-2011

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    Japan: Education reform

    While Japan has achieved outstanding scores on the PISA exams, further improving educational outcomes is important to sustain growth in the face of rapid population ageing.

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  • 13-September-2011

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    Japan: Labour market reforms to improve growth and equity

    Traditional Japanese labour market practices, which benefited both workers and firms during the high-growth era, are no longer appropriate in the context of slow economic growth and rapid population ageing.

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  • 13-September-2011

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    Japan's New Growth Strategy to create demand and jobs

    The New Growth Strategy aims to create demand and jobs through regulatory reform and fiscal measures.

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  • 7-September-2011

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    The political economy of climate change mitigation policies: how to build a constituency to address global warming?

    Developments over the past few years have shown that reforms to address climate change are no less difficult to implement than reforms in other areas, even if the objective of limiting global warming is broadly accepted.

  • 18-August-2011

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    UNITED KINGDOM: Climate-change policy

    The United Kingdom is likely to reduce emissions by more than its near-term domestic targets and its target under the Kyoto Protocol, outperforming many OECD countries in the latter respect.

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  • 28-July-2011

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    Can India achieve double-digit growth?

    In recent years, India has enjoyed one of the highest growth rates worldwide, weathering the global financial crisis better than many other countries.

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  • 28-July-2011

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    How institutions shape the distributive impact of macroeconomic shocks: a DSGE analysis

    This paper examines how the the distributive impact of macroeconomic shocks is shaped by selected institutions. It uses a dynamic stochastic general equilibrium (DSGE) framework with heterogeneous agents and an endogenous collateral constraint.

  • 28-July-2011

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    Predicting peaks and troughs in real house prices

    OECD work prior to the financial crisis suggested that real prices in several housing markets had become vulnerable to a change in financial and economic conditions, with the risk of a subsequent downturn becoming increasingly possible, as proved to be the case.

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