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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.
- Economic Survey of Israel 2009
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.
- Economic Survey of Finland 2010
The transition paths from plan to market have varied markedly across countries.
Global external imbalances widened persistently over the last several years and have narrowed abruptly over the course of the financial crisis.
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.
France has seen a marked deterioration in its export performance in the last 10 years or so. This working paper shows that the resource reallocation argument helps explain French export performance between the early 2000s and 2007, unexplained by traditional models.
- Economic Survey of France 2009
This paper presents in summary form the findings that emerge from a study of 20 structural reform episodes in 10 OECD countries.
In 2008, the Czech government implemented a major overhaul of the personal income tax (PIT), replacing the previous progressive rate schedule with a single 15% rate levied on an enlarged base.
- Economic Survey of the Czech Republic 2010
This paper uses the OECD’s Going for Growth framework, as well as other available evidence linking policies to economic performance, to identify key structural policy challenges in the BIICS for the years ahead.
Many propositions have been made to explain the increase in the German household saving rate since the year 2000 from an individual country perspective but most of them focus on partial aspects, as discussed in this working paper.