Working Papers


  • 19-May-2011

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    Medium-term determinants of international investment positions: the role of structural policies

    This paper provides an empirical investigation of the medium-term determinants of international investment positions for a large sample of advanced and emerging economies.

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  • 19-May-2011

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    Episodes of large capital inflows and the likelihood of banking and currency crises and sudden stops

    This paper provides an empirical investigation of the relationship between surges in capital inflows and the probability of subsequent banking, currency and balance-of-payment crises.

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  • 13-May-2011

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    French social housing in an international context

    In this paper we describe the main features of the French social housing system as viewed from abroad, and place it within the context of systems in other major developed countries, particularly in Europe.

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  • 13-May-2011

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    Making the French housing market work better

    Housing plays a key role in the economy, because of its weight in household expenditures and assets, its importance for social well being, and its impact on educational outcomes and employment as well as on the business cycle.

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  • 7-April-2011

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    Enhancing labour utilisation in a socially inclusive society in Australia

    Australia faces the mutually reinforced challenges of boosting labour supply and promoting social inclusion. Labour underutilisation is especially prevalent among groups such as lone parents, people with disability, and Indigenous Australians.

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  • 22-March-2011

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    Drivers of homeownership rates in selected OECD countries

    Homeownership rates have increased significantly in many OECD countries over recent decades.

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  • 23-February-2011

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    To move or not to move: what drives residential mobility rates in the OECD?

    Residential mobility is closely tied to housing market forces and has important implications for labour mobility and the efficient allocation of resources across the economy.

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  • 23-February-2011

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    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.

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