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  • 11-January-2017

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    Fostering inclusive growth in Malaysia

    Malaysia has followed a comparatively equitable development path, largely eliminating absolute poverty and greatly reduced ethnic inequality.

  • 11-January-2017

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    Boosting productivity in Malaysia

    Productivity growth is essential to providing sustainable increases in living standards. Malaysia has reached a development stage where growth needs to be driven more by productivity gains than the sheer accumulation of capital and labour inputs.

  • 11-January-2017

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    Malaysia’s economic success story and challenges

    Malaysia has sustained over four decades of rapid, inclusive growth, reducing its dependence on agriculture and commodity exports to become a more diversified, modern and open economy.

  • 5-January-2017


    Structural reforms can be inclusive; it all depends on the details

    Structural reforms are regularly assessed based on their ability to boost GDP per capita. This emphasis relies on the assumption that higher GDP per capita is systematically associated with rising living standards for the vast majority of citizens. This view is increasingly being challenged.

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  • 22-December-2016

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    Enhancing skills to boost growth in Hungary

    Skill requirements in the labour market have significantly changed over the past two decades. The restructuring of the economy is making the labour market increasingly knowledge-based.

  • 20-December-2016

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    The quantification of structural reforms in OECD countries: a new framework

    This document describes and discusses a new supply side framework that quantifies the impact of structural reforms on per capita income in OECD countries.

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  • 14-December-2016


    Coping with Creative Destruction: Reducing the Costs of Firm Exit

    What happens to workers who lose their jobs due to firm exit – how quickly are they re-employed and what are the policies that can aid this process?

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  • 8-December-2016


    Making growth more inclusive by enhancing social protection: the case of Malaysia

    Malaysia’s success in alleviating poverty has been achieved despite the absence of an integrated and comprehensive social protection system.

  • 30-November-2016

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    How do product market regulations affect workers? Evidence from the network industries

    Knowing who gains and loses from regulatory reform is important for understanding the political economy of reform. Using micro-level data from 26 countries, this paper studies how regulatory reform of network industries, a policy priority in many advanced economies, influences the labour market situation of workers in network industries.

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  • 30-November-2016

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    Effects of flexibility-enhancing reforms on employment transitions

    Do flexibility-enhancing reforms imply more employment instability? Using individual-level data from harmonised household surveys for 26 advanced countries, this paper analyses the effects of product and labour market reforms on transitions in and out of employment.

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