Working Papers


  • 3-November-2009

    English

    Pedal to the metal: Structural reforms to boost long-term growth in Mexico and spur recovery from the crisis

    While Mexico’s growth performance has gradually improved over the past decades, its convergence toward OECD countries has been less rapid than in several other emerging markets.

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  • 3-November-2009

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    Achieving higher performance: Enhancing spending efficiency in health and education in Mexico

    Despite progress over the past two decades Mexico’s health and education indicators remain well below the average of the OECD and some of its Latin American emerging market peers.

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  • 29-October-2009

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    Understanding the world trade collapse

    This paper shows that world demand (to which trade has become more responsive in recent decades) can explain most of the collapse in world trade, but that tight credit conditions have likely amplified the short-term trade response.

  • 15-October-2009

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    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

    English

    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.

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