Working Papers


  • 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.

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  • 3-February-2010

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    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.

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  • 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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  • 3-February-2010

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    Providing greater old-age security in China

    With ongoing migration of the younger cohorts to urban areas, the increase in the old-age dependency ratio will be even more pronounced in rural than in urban areas.

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  • 3-February-2010

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    China’s labour market in transition: job creation, migration and regulation

    Over the past decade, the share of jobs not controlled by the state has increased considerably, whilst employment in agriculture has declined, against the backdrop of ongoing urbanisation.

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  • 3-February-2010

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    Improving China’s health care system

    Overall, health outcomes in China have improved tremendously over the past three decades, especially thanks to the reduction in some traditional infectious diseases.

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  • 26-January-2010

    English

    The automobile industry in and beyond the crisis

    This paper considers the role of the automobile industry in the current cycle. It shows that the industry is economically important and its cycle is intertwined with business cycles.

  • 18-December-2009

    English

    How to reform the Belgian tax system to enhance economic growth

    Individual elements in the Belgian tax system affect the growth process through different channels and to a varying degree.

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  • 17-December-2009

    English

    Product market regulation in Russia

    This paper uses the OECD’s indicators of product market regulation (PMR) to assess the extent to which the regulatory environment in Russia supports competition and to draw attention to the areas where further reform efforts would pay dividends.

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  • 10-December-2009

    English

    Health-care reform in Japan: controlling costs, improving quality and ensuring equity

    Japan’s health-care system has provided universal access to care and contributed to the outstanding health status of the Japanese. Public spending has been kept below the OECD average through high co-payment rates and reductions in medical fees.

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