Working Papers


  • 2-January-2012

    English

    Russia: progress in structural reform and framework conditions

    In the 16 years since the OECD began conducting Economic Surveys of the Russian Federation, a great many policy recommendations relating to structural reform and framework conditions have been made.

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  • 19-December-2011

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    Employment Protection Legislation and Plant-Level Productivity in India

    Using plant-level data from the Annual Survey of Industries for the fiscal years 1998-99 through 2007-08, this study provides plant-level cross-state/time-series evidence of the impact of employment protection legislation on total factor productivity¨and labour productivity in India.

  • 12-December-2011

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    How to improve the economic policy framework for the housing market in Israel

    Israeli house prices have risen by over 50% over the past three years. In part this reflects the fact that for several years housing construction had not kept pace with increases in the number of households.

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  • 7-December-2011

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    Fiscal prospects and reforms in India

    Substantial fiscal consolidation was achieved under the aegis of the 2003 Fiscal Responsibility and Budget Management Act.

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  • 7-December-2011

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    Structural reforms to reduce unemployment and restore competitiveness in Ireland

    After a recession of historic proportions, an export-led recovery is gaining traction in Ireland. The pace of recovery, however, varies sharply across sectors.

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  • 27-October-2011

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    The demand for safe assets in emerging economies and global imbalances: new empirical evidence

    Mismatches between the supply and the demand of safe financial assets in fast-growing emerging countries have been singled out by economic theory as drivers of international capital flows and, ultimately, global current account imbalances.

  • 27-October-2011

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    Drivers of systemic banking crises: the role of bank-balance-sheet contagion and financial account structure

    This paper examines whether the composition of a country’s external liabilities and assets has an incidence on its risk of suffering financial turmoil.

  • 26-October-2011

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    Promoting infrastructure development in Brazil

    Brazil under-invested in infrastructure for over three decades, and infrastructure investment rates have come up only slowly since 2007. Infrastructure needs are sizeable in almost all sectors.

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  • 26-October-2011

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    Raising investment in Brazil

    Low investment rates are limiting Brazil’s future potential growth rate. This paper analyses a number of potential reasons for these low investment rates and discusses policy options to achieve faster capital accumulation.

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  • 19-October-2011

    English

    Informality in Mexico

    Mexico has a relatively large informal sector by OECD standards.

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