Working Papers


  • 2-February-2011

    English

    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

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  • 2-February-2011

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    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

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    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.

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  • 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.

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  • 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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  • 24-January-2011

    English

    The GDP impact of reform: a simple simulation framework

    This paper presents a framework to assess the impact of a wide range of structural policy reforms on GDP per capita at various horizons by linking together previous empirical studies mostly carried out by the OECD.

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  • 18-January-2011

    English

    Improving the flexibility of the Dutch housing market to enhance labour mobility

    The housing market figures among the main determinants of labour mobility, as households seldom make employment and housing decisions independently of each other.

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  • 18-January-2011

    English

    Making the Dutch pension system less vulnerable to financial crises

    The Dutch occupational pension system has been successful in securing high asset accumulation to fund generous pension promises.

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  • 17-December-2010

    English

    Product market regulation and competition in China

    The extent of competition in product markets is an important determinant of economic growth in both developed and developing countries.

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