Working Papers


15-May-2009

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Employment - productivity trade-off and labour composition

This paper formalises the analysis of the employment-productivity trade-off by extending the framework developed by Gordon (1997) to account for labour heterogeneity.

11-May-2009

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Labour market flexibility in Estonia: what more can be done?

This paper discusses options for removing the remaining barriers that impede worker reallocation across jobs, sectors, and regions into more productive activities.

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30-April-2009

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Structural policies to overcome geographic barriers and create prosperity in New Zealand

New Zealand’s living standards remain well below the OECD average. This is entirely attributable to persistently low labour productivity, which in turn is related to economic geography as well as structural policy factors.

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27-April-2009

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Ten years of product market reform in OECD countries – insights from a revised PMR indicator

This paper describes patterns and developments of regulation that potentially affect product market competition in OECD countries over the past decade. It uses the 2008 update and revision of the OECD indicators of product market regulation (PMR).

27-April-2009

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Structural reforms and the benefits of the enlarged EU internal market: Much achieved and much to do

High expectations surrounded the two waves of eastward EU enlargement in 2004 and 2007, with the extension of the EU Internal Market being expected to deliver a substantial boost to economic growth in new and old member States alike.

17-April-2009

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Co-benefits of climate change mitigation policies: literature review and new results

There are local air pollution benefits from pursuing greenhouse gases emissions mitigation policies, which lower the net costs of emission reductions and thereby may strengthen the incentives to participate in a global climate change mitigation agreement.

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7-April-2009

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Assessing the impacts of climate change: A literature review

Climate change is expected to have significant implications for the world economy and for many areas of human activity. A main conclusion of the review is that there are large uncertainties, which are not fully reflected in existing estimates of global impacts of climate change in monetary units.

3-April-2009

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The determinants of employment and earnings in Indonesia: A multinomial selection approach

The Indonesian labour market is segmented, with a majority of workers engaged in informal sector occupations, and earnings data are available only for formal sector workers (salaried employees). This posed problems for the estimation of earnings equations.

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27-March-2009

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Infrastructure investment in network industries: the role of incentive regulation and regulatory independence

This paper finds that coherent regulatory policies can boost investment in network industries of OECD economies.

17-March-2009

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The effects of population structure on employment and productivity

This paper assesses the quantitative importance of the working-age population broken down by age, gender and education in explaining differences in employment and productivity levels across countries.

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