Working Papers


  • 23-February-2011

    English

    Reforming the labour market in Spain

    After steady employment growth since the 1990s, Spain has experienced the sharpest increase in unemployment among OECD countries during the crisis, amplified by structural problems of the labour market.

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  • 17-February-2011

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    The policy and institutional drivers of economic growth across OECD and non-OECD economies: new evidence from growth regressions

    After the onset of the crisis, unemployment in Sweden increased markedly, though much less than expected and than during the early 1990s, even as participation in the labour market held up well.

  • 14-February-2011

    English

    Enhancing the cost-effectiveness of climate change mitigation policies in Sweden

    Sweden has developed an extensive and sound policy framework to limit greenhouse gas emissions.

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  • 14-February-2011

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    Limiting long-term unemployment and non-participation in Sweden

    After the onset of the crisis, unemployment in Sweden increased markedly, though much less than expected and than during the early 1990s, even as participation in the labour market held up well.

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  • 2-February-2011

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    Policies towards a sustainable use of water in Spain

    The limits for extraction of natural resources have largely been reached and climate change is expected to continue lowering natural water endowments markedly in future especially in dry areas of the country

  • 2-February-2011

    English

    Increasing public sector efficiency in Slovakia

    Raising efficiency in tax collection (notably VAT) is urgently needed, plans to unify the collection of tax and social security contributions should be implemented swiftly and drawing on EU funds needs to become more efficient.

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  • 2-February-2011

    English

    Raising education outcomes in Switzerland

    Public spending per pupil on pre-primary education is low in international comparison whereas spending on tertiary academic education per graduate is among the highest in the OECD.

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  • 24-January-2011

    English

    Raising potential growth after the crisis: A quantitative assessment of the potential gains from various structural reforms in the OECD area and beyond

    This paper provides an illustrative assessment of the impacts on potential GDP over a 5 to 10-year horizon of structural reform scenarios in the areas of product and labour markets, relying on existing OECD empirical studies.

  • 24-January-2011

    English

    Housing markets and structural policies in OECD countries

    This paper compares a number of housing policies such as housing taxation, land use and rental regulations and social housing policies for OECD countries relying on new data.

  • 24-January-2011

    English

    The price responsiveness of housing supply in OECD countries

    The responsiveness of housing supply to changes in prices bears important implications for the evolution of housing prices and the speed of adjustment of housing markets.

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