Working Papers


  • 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.

  • 26-April-2010

    English

    Exports and Property Prices in France: Are They Connected?

    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.

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  • 20-April-2010

    English

    Advancing structural reforms in OECD countries: Lessons from twenty case studies

    This paper presents in summary form the findings that emerge from a study of 20 structural reform episodes in 10 OECD countries.

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  • 20-April-2010

    English

    Further Advancing Pro-Growth Tax and Benefit Reform in the Czech Republic

    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.

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  • 19-March-2010

    English

    Long-term growth and policy challenges in the large emerging economies

    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.

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  • 10-March-2010

    English

    Explaining Household Saving Rates in G7 Countries: Implications for Germany

    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.

  • 3-February-2010

    English

    A bird’s eye view of OECD housing markets

    For a great part of the 2000s, buoyant housing markets have contributed to sustained economic activity in most OECD countries. But many markets overheated and the collapse of the US subprime mortgage market has been at the epicentre of a deep financial and economic crisis.

  • 3-February-2010

    English

    A pause in the growth of inequality in China?

    In recent years, policymaking in China has put increasing emphasis on stemming the growth in inequality, which had been fairly steep since the 1980s.

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