Working Papers


  • 30-June-2017

    English

    Enhancing employability and skills to meet labour market needs in Italy

    The various deficiencies of the labour market and the educational system have resulted in high unemployment, low labour force participation, low skills levels and high skill mismatch.

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  • 23-June-2017

    English

    Fighting gender inequality in Sweden

    Sweden ranks among the best OECD countries in terms of gender equality.

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  • 23-June-2017

    English

    Income, wealth and equal opportunities in Sweden

    Sweden is an egalitarian society in international comparison, and has managed to combine equity with economic efficiency.

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  • 8-June-2017

    English

    Boosting R&D outcomes in Australia

    R&D activity can play a central role in raising productivity.

  • 8-June-2017

    English

    Regulation, institutions and aggregate investment: new evidence from OECD countries

    This paper investigates the relationship linking investment (capital stock) and structural policies.

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  • 8-June-2017

    English

    Creating good conditions for innovation-driven productivity gains in Australia

    Innovation is key to boosting Australia’s productivity and inclusiveness.

  • 30-May-2017

    English

    Reforms for more and better quality jobs in Spain

    The Spanish economy is growing strongly, but there is a risk that many people are being left behind.

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  • 21-April-2017

    English

    Structural inequality – the case of Sweden

    Structural trends not directly related to labour market functioning and redistribution have made a sizeable contribution to inequality and poverty in Sweden, but occupy only limited space in the income inequality debate.

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  • 7-March-2017

    English

    Deconstructing income inequality in Costa Rica: an income source decomposition approach

    Despite an improvement in overall macroeconomic performance in Costa Rica, income inequality has risen and is currently at its maximum historical value.

  • 24-January-2017

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    Decoupling of wages from productivity: Macro-level facts

    This paper provides a quantitative description of decoupling in OECD countries over the past two decades, with the results suggesting that it is explained by declines in both labour shares and the ratio of median to average wages (a partial measure of wage inequality).

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