Working Papers


  • 10-July-2009

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    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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  • 9-July-2009

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    Intergenerational social mobility in European OECD countries

    This paper breaks new ground by providing comparable estimates of intergenerational wage and education persistence across 14 European OECD countries based on a new micro data from Eurostat.

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  • 9-July-2009

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    Equity in student achievement across OECD countries: an investigation of the role of policies

    This paper focuses on inequalities in learning opportunities for individuals coming from different socio-economic backgrounds as a measure of (in) equality of opportunity in OECD countries and looks at the role played by policies and institutions in shaping countries’ relative positions.

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  • 9-July-2009

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    Intergenerational social mobility

    This paper assesses recent patterns in intergenerational social mobility across OECD countries and examines the role that public policies can play in affecting such mobility.

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  • 6-July-2009

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    Price and volume elasticities of Brazilian foreign trade: A profit function approach

    To investigate the possible impact of terms of trade gains on the real economy, this paper estimates normalised quadratic input demand and output supply functions for the Brazilian economy during 1997-2008.

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  • 6-July-2009

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    Current account sustainability in Brazil: A non linear approach

    To shed further light on this issue in the context of emerging market economies, this paper uses Brazilian data to estimate the determinants of the current account in a smooth transition vector autoregressive (ST VAR) setting.

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  • 1-July-2009

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    The incentives to participate in and the stability of international climate coalitions: a game-theoretic approach using the WITCH Model

    This paper uses WITCH, an integrated assessment model with a game-theoretic structure, to explore the prospects for, and the stability of broad coalitions to achieve ambitious climate change mitigation action.

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  • 3-June-2009

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    The economics of climate change mitigation: how to build the necessary global action in a cost-effective manner

    This paper examines the cost of a range of national, regional and global mitigation policies and the corresponding incentives for countries to participate in ambitious international mitigation actions.

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  • 3-June-2009

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    The economics of climate change mitigation: how to build the necessary global action in a cost-effective manner

    This paper examines the cost of a range of national, regional and global mitigation policies and the corresponding incentives for countries to participate in ambitious international mitigation actions.

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  • 28-May-2009

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    Capital inflows, household debt and the boom bust cycle in Estonia

    Estonia is now in a severe recession. To restore high and sustainable growth, the country will need to rebalance its resources from non-tradables towards exports.

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