Working Papers


  • 7-December-2011

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    Fiscal prospects and reforms in India

    Substantial fiscal consolidation was achieved under the aegis of the 2003 Fiscal Responsibility and Budget Management Act.

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  • 7-December-2011

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    Structural reforms to reduce unemployment and restore competitiveness in Ireland

    After a recession of historic proportions, an export-led recovery is gaining traction in Ireland. The pace of recovery, however, varies sharply across sectors.

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  • 27-October-2011

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    The demand for safe assets in emerging economies and global imbalances: new empirical evidence

    Mismatches between the supply and the demand of safe financial assets in fast-growing emerging countries have been singled out by economic theory as drivers of international capital flows and, ultimately, global current account imbalances.

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  • 27-October-2011

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    Drivers of systemic banking crises: the role of bank-balance-sheet contagion and financial account structure

    This paper examines whether the composition of a country’s external liabilities and assets has an incidence on its risk of suffering financial turmoil.

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  • 26-October-2011

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    Promoting infrastructure development in Brazil

    Brazil under-invested in infrastructure for over three decades, and infrastructure investment rates have come up only slowly since 2007. Infrastructure needs are sizeable in almost all sectors.

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  • 26-October-2011

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    Raising investment in Brazil

    Low investment rates are limiting Brazil’s future potential growth rate. This paper analyses a number of potential reasons for these low investment rates and discusses policy options to achieve faster capital accumulation.

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  • 19-October-2011

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    Informality in Mexico

    Mexico has a relatively large informal sector by OECD standards.

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  • 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.

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  • 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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