Working Papers


  • 21-May-2014

    English

    Economic policies and microeconomic stability: a literature review and some empirics

    This study reviews the existing literature on the link between economic policies and economic stability at the firm and household level. Based on firm-level and household-level data for a wide range of OECD countries, it also provides preliminary results on sources and patterns of microeconomic volatility.

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  • 22-April-2014

    English

    Would a growth slowdown in emerging markets spill over to high-income countries? A quantitative assessment

    Growth in emerging market economies (EMEs) is set to durably slow from the rates observed over 2010-12 as cyclical effects fade, potential growth declines and external financing conditions tighten.

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  • 6-January-2014

    English

    New indicators of competition law and policy in 2013 for OECD and non-OECD countries

    This paper presents the new OECD competition law and policies (CLP) indicators which measure the strength and scope of competition regimes in 49 jurisdictions (OECD and non-OECD). The indicators cover areas for which there is a broad consensus among member countries on what constitutes 'good' practice for competition regimes.

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  • 10-December-2013

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    New econometric estimates of long-term growth effects of different areas of public spending

    Using panel data for OECD countries, this study investigates the extent to which changes in government spending on education, health and other areas influence long-term growth.

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  • 2-December-2013

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    Growth-promoting policies and macroeconomic stability

    This paper looks at a vast array of policy recommendations by the OECD that promote long-term growth – contained in Going for Growth and the Economic Outlook – and attempts to establish whether they underpin macroeconomic stability or whether there is a trade-off.

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  • 26-November-2013

    English

    Capacity needs in the automobile industry in the short- to medium run

    This paper aims at identifying which countries and regions in the world might face structural overcapacities or capacity shortfalls in the automobile industry in the near future.

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  • 15-November-2013

    English

    From bricks to brains: increasing the contribution of knowledge-based capital to growth in Ireland

    With sound framework conditions, fine universities, good infrastructure and policies friendly towards foreign direct investment, Ireland scores high in international innovation scoreboards. Overall, policies to boost innovation and entrepreneurship are on the right track, but investment in knowledge-based capital could be made a more dynamic source of growth and jobs.

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  • 15-November-2013

    English

    China’s march to prosperity: reforms to avoid the middle-income trap

    China is well-placed to avoid the so-called "middle-income trap" and to continue to converge towards the more advanced economies, even though growth is likely to slow from near double-digit rates in the first decade of this millennium to around 7% at the 2020 horizon.

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  • 7-November-2013

    English

    Productivity measurement with natural capital

    The purpose of this paper is to gain a better understanding of the role of natural capital for productivity measurement and as a source of economic growth.

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  • 1-October-2013

    English

    How to achieve growth- and equity-friendly fiscal consolidation?

    Despite sustained efforts made in recent years to rein in budget deficits, a majority of OECD countries still face substantial fiscal consolidation needs. The choices made about which spending areas to curtail and which taxes to hike will have implications for near-term activity and long-term growth as well as for equity and the current account.

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