Working Papers


15-October-2009

English

Iceland: Challenging Times for Monetary and Fiscal Policies (Economics Department Working Paper 726)

This working paper discusses what policy makers should do in order to restore balance in the Icelandic economy and lay out the foundations for a sustainable recovery.

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23-September-2009

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Improving the Performance of the Public Health Care System in Greece

Greek health outcomes compare favourably with the OECD average. However, the health care system is seen as not working well by the population. These and other issues are discussed in this working paper.

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31-August-2009

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The Challenge of Restoring French Competitiveness

This working paper suggests that restoring competitiveness will require strengthening France's growth potential and to address the main long term determinants of that potential, such as fostering R&D, promoting innovation, reducing the tax burden, boosting competition and so on.

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7-August-2009

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Improving the functioning of the Slovenian labour market

Labour market outcomes have improved markedly in the past years as the beneficial effects of the economic upswing were reinforced by important structural reforms.

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22-July-2009

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The English national health service: An economic health check

This paper provides an overview of the organisation and financing of the National Health Service, reviews its performance, assesses the reforms since the start of the decade and provides recommendations for further development.

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17-July-2009

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Economic growth and the role of taxation- disaggregate data

This paper surveys the empirical analysis of disaggregate data on growth. The aim is to identify how economic policy can affect the choices that have been identified as influences upon the rate of growth.

17-July-2009

English

Economic growth and the role of taxation – Aggregate data

This paper surveys research that has undertaken empirical analysis of aggregate data. The focus of the survey is the identification of the factors that determine the rate of growth.

17-July-2009

English

Economic growth and the role of taxation – Theory

This paper provides a self-contained introduction to the economic modelling of growth and reviews the theoretical evidence on the extent of the link between taxation and growth.

15-July-2009

English

The effectiveness of education and health spending among Brazilian municipalities

This paper uses a large dataset combining census, household survey and budgetary data for nearly 4 000 Brazilian municipalities to estimate the impact of government spending on education and health outcomes.

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10-July-2009

English

How does decentralised minimum wage setting affect unemployment and informality? The case of Indonesia

Our findings show that an increase in the minimum to mean wage ratio is associated with a net increase in employment: a rise in informal sector employment more than compensates for job losses in the formal sector.

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