Working Papers


  • 22-July-2010

    English

    Poland: Preparing for euro adoption

    The paper focuses on the major structural reforms necessary to prepare for euro adoption that should allow a sustainable fulfilment of the Maastricht criteria and maximisation of the ensuing various benefits.

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  • 22-July-2010

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    Promoting potential growth: The role of structural reform

    The global crisis has left many G20 countries with an unenviable legacy of lower potential output and high government indebtedness. Global imbalances, which had narrowed during the recession, are now beginning to widen again, as the recovery takes hold.

  • 5-July-2010

    English

    Gauging the impact of higher capital and oil costs on potential output

    Higher oil prices and the prospect of higher borrowing costs are likely to reduce the productive potential of OECD economies. The present study provides illustrative numerical estimates of the impact under different scenarios using a stylised model based on a production function.

  • 17-June-2010

    English

    Chile: Boosting productivity growth by strengthening competition, entrepreneurship and innovation

    Productivity growth has declined since the late 1990s, slowing the catching-up process. Structural reforms to strengthen competition, entrepreneurship and innovation would go a long way toward enhancing it.

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  • 11-June-2010

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    Israeli Education Policy: How to Move Ahead in Reform

    Israel’s education system produces many tertiary graduates but there are wide gaps across society and core skills at secondary school are weak, as discussed in this working paper.

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  • 11-June-2010

    English

    Policy Options for Reducing Poverty and Raising Employment Rates in Israel

    Despite some best-practice policies, challenges remain in raising employment and lowering poverty, particularly among Arab-Israeli and Ultra-orthodox households, as discussed in this working paper.

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  • 4-June-2010

    English

    Coping with the job crisis and preparing for ageing: The case of Finland

    Maintaining high participation and employment in the face of the recent recession and a rapidly ageing population are major challenges for policy makers in Finland.

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  • 27-May-2010

    English

    Modeling institutions, start-ups and productivity during transition

    The transition paths from plan to market have varied markedly across countries.

  • 27-May-2010

    English

    Structural and cyclical factors behind current-account balances

    Global external imbalances widened persistently over the last several years and have narrowed abruptly over the course of the financial crisis.

  • 26-May-2010

    English

    Health care systems: efficiency and institutions

    This paper presents a set of indicators to assess health care system performance. It also presents new comparative data on health care policies and institutions for OECD countries.

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