Working Papers


  • 27-May-2010

    English

    Modeling institutions, start-ups and productivity during transition

    The transition paths from plan to market have varied markedly across countries.

  • 10-May-2010

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    Assessing the impact of the financial crisis on structural unemployment in OECD countries

    This paper assesses how the shock to aggregate unemployment as a result of the economic crisis may be transmitted to structural unemployment through hysteresis effects that occur through the rise in long-term unemployment.

  • 20-April-2010

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    Advancing structural reforms in OECD countries: Lessons from twenty case studies

    This paper presents in summary form the findings that emerge from a study of 20 structural reform episodes in 10 OECD countries.

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  • 20-April-2010

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    Further Advancing Pro-Growth Tax and Benefit Reform in the Czech Republic

    In 2008, the Czech government implemented a major overhaul of the personal income tax (PIT), replacing the previous progressive rate schedule with a single 15% rate levied on an enlarged base.

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  • 16-April-2010

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    Labour markets and the crisis

    This paper takes stock of recent labour market developments, highlights some of the key uncertainties, and discusses the policy options available to damp any further, structural deterioration in labour markets and facilitate an eventual, sustained, job-rich recovery.

  • 19-March-2010

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    Long-term growth and policy challenges in the large emerging economies

    This paper uses the OECD’s Going for Growth framework, as well as other available evidence linking policies to economic performance, to identify key structural policy challenges in the BIICS for the years ahead.

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  • 3-February-2010

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    Providing greater old-age security in China

    With ongoing migration of the younger cohorts to urban areas, the increase in the old-age dependency ratio will be even more pronounced in rural than in urban areas.

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  • 3-February-2010

    English

    A pause in the growth of inequality in China?

    In recent years, policymaking in China has put increasing emphasis on stemming the growth in inequality, which had been fairly steep since the 1980s.

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  • 3-February-2010

    English

    China’s labour market in transition: job creation, migration and regulation

    Over the past decade, the share of jobs not controlled by the state has increased considerably, whilst employment in agriculture has declined, against the backdrop of ongoing urbanisation.

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  • 18-December-2009

    English

    How to reform the Belgian tax system to enhance economic growth

    Individual elements in the Belgian tax system affect the growth process through different channels and to a varying degree.

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