Working Papers


  • 11-October-2017

    English

    Corporate governance and firm performance in China

    A key priority in China’s "new normal" period -- where returns on investment are slackening -- is corporate governance, which could lead to enhanced productivity by a better management of resources at the firm level.

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  • 11-October-2017

    English

    Adapting to the changing labour market in New Zealand

    Technological change is increasing the productivity of highly skilled workers but creating more challenging labour-market conditions for their low-skilled counterparts.

  • 11-October-2017

    English

    Improving productivity in New Zealand's economy

    New Zealand ranks highly on most indicators of well-being, but incomes are below the OECD average due to low labour productivity.

  • 11-October-2017

    English

    Luxembourg: harnessing skills for more inclusive growth

    Luxembourg’s workforce is highly skilled, reflecting the concentration in the country of sophisticated firms in the financial sector and other top-end international services.

  • 28-September-2017

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    Boosting productivity for inclusive growth in Japan

    Never in the past 30 years has productivity growth been lower than since the 2008 global financial crisis, and never has income inequality been higher than it is today in Japan, and in the OECD area

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  • 27-September-2017

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    Achieving strong and balanced regional development in India

    While India’s per capita income is converging towards that of the richer countries, inequality has drifted up.

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  • 11-September-2017

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    Sharing the benefits of China’s growth by providing opportunities to all

    Living standards in China have greatly improved over the past few decades. Both sustained economic growth and an expansion of the social security system have contributed to a sharp reduction in the number of people in poverty.

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  • 11-September-2017

    English

    Boosting firm dynamism and performance in China

    With persisting slower growth worldwide and in China, over-capacity in some heavy industry sectors, declining profitability, and intensifying competition from other, lower-cost emerging economies, corporate behaviour in China needs to change and focus more on efficiency and sustainability.

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  • 7-August-2017

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    Improving the efficiency and outcomes of the Slovak health-care system

    Despite improvements over the past few decades, Slovak health outcomes remains poor compared with most other OECD countries, even after controlling for differences in per capita income and other social, cultural and lifestyle factors.

  • 7-August-2017

    English

    Skills Mismatch, Productivity and Policies: Evidence from the Second Wave of PIAAC

    This paper extends earlier OECD work exploring the link between skills mismatch, productivity and policies to include the countries in the second wave of OECD Survey of Adult Skills, with a special focus on New Zealand.

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