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19-April-2012

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Reducing poverty in Chile: cash transfers and better jobs

Notwithstanding impressive progress, poverty and inequality remain high in Chile in OECD comparison, and the tax-benefit system does little to improve on this.

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10-April-2012

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Tax reform in Norway: a focus on capital taxation

Norway’s dual income tax system achieves high levels of revenue collection and income redistribution, without overly undermining economic performance and while paying attention to environmental externalities.

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27-March-2012

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The short-term effects of structural reforms: an empirical analysis

This paper sheds light on the impact of reforms over time, identifies the horizon over which their full effects materialise, and investigates whether such effects vary with prevailing economic conditions and institutions.

27-March-2012

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Short-term gain or pain? A DSGE model-based analysis of the short-term effects of structural reforms in labour and product markets

This paper explores the short-term effects of labour and product market reforms through a dynamic general equilibrium model that features endogenous producer entry, equilibrium unemployment and costly job creation and destruction.

13-March-2012

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Do house prices impact consumption and interest rate? Evidence from OECD countries using an agnostic identification procedure

This paper investigates the existence of significant spillovers from the housing sector onto the wider economy for the seven major OECD countries using Uhlig's (2005) agnostic identification procedure.

14-February-2012

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Building blocks for a better functioning housing market in Chile

Chile has made good progress in improving housing conditions, but still around 10% of the population lives in either overcrowded houses, or of inadequate quality and/or with poor access to basic services.

8-February-2012

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The impact of changes in second pension pillars on public finances in Central and Eastern Europe

This paper studies the impact of recent changes in second pension pillars of three Central and Eastern European Countries on the deficit and implicit debt of their full pension systems.

31-January-2012

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Reforming education in England

Despite significant increases in spending on child care and education during the last decade, PISA scores suggest that educational performance remains static, uneven and strongly related to parents’ income and background.

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31-January-2012

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Structural change and the current account: the case of Germany

Using empirical evidence from panel analysis of current account dynamics and of bilateral trade balances, the paper argues that the large German current account surplus during the 2000s can be explained by an increasing gap between productivity growth in manufacturing vis-à-vis services.

12-January-2012

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Less income inequality and more growth – are they compatible? Part 2. The distribution of labour income

This paper explores the role of macroeconomic factors and structural policies in shaping the distribution of labour income.

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