Working Papers


  • 27-March-2012

    English

    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

    English

    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

    English

    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

    English

    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

    English

    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

    English

    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

    English

    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.

  • 12-January-2012

    English

    Less income inequality and more growth – are they compatible? Part 1. Mapping income inequality across the OECD

    Countries differ widely with respect to the level of labour income inequality among individuals of working age. Labour income inequality is shaped by differences in wage rates, hours worked and inactivity rates.

  • 12-January-2012

    English

    Less income inequality and more growth – are they compatible? Part 4. Top incomes

    Over the past decades, top incomes have soared, especially in the English-speaking countries. Despite a considerable amount of research on top income developments, there is still substantial disagreement about the causes for their rapid increase.

  • 12-January-2012

    English

    Less income inequality and more growth – are they compatible? Part 6. The distribution of wealth

    The wealth distribution within OECD countries is very concentrated and much more so than the income distribution. Wealth dispersion is especially high in the United States and Sweden.

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