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  • 27-June-2017

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    OECD Economic Surveys: Iceland 2017

    Iceland is the OECD's fastest growing economy. It has made a remarkable turnaround from the crisis, helped by booming tourism, prudent economic policies and a favourable external environment. Iceland has an egalitarian society with strong trade unions, very low inequality and high gender balance. Nevertheless, as a very small open economy Iceland is prone to boom and bust cycles. Prudent fiscal and monetary policy are warranted in the current economic boom.

    The spectacular growth in tourist numbers has provided new jobs, boosted tax revenues and attracted currency inflows, but there are some growing pains with social pressures emerging. Growing tourist numbers are putting pressure on the environment, infrastructure and housing. Furthermore, the strengthening króna has created difficulties for other internationally-exposed sectors.

    Iceland is the most highly unionised OECD country and the wage-bargaining system has contributed to high living standards and an inclusive society. Nevertheless, recent disruptive strikes and high wage awards have intensified inflationary pressures and threaten competiveness. Fostering trust among the social partners and increasing wage coordination would make collective bargaining more effective and help sustain the benefits of the system for future generations.

    SPECIAL FEATURES: SUSTAINABLE TOURISM; EFFECTIVE LABOUR RELATIONS
     

  • 23-June-2017

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    Isabelle Joumard - Curriculum Vitae

    Isabelle Joumard - Curriculum Vitae

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  • 23-June-2017

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    Economics Department Working Papers by cross country analysis

    This series of Working Papers is designed to make available, to a wider readership, selected studies which the Department has prepared for use within OECD. Authorship is generally collective, but main individual authors are named.

  • 23-June-2017

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    Taxation and Investment in India

    Business taxation in India is characterised by high effective tax rates, a narrow tax base, and an uncertain tax environment for potential investors.

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  • 23-June-2017

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    Financial re-regulation since the global crisis? An index-based assessment

    How has policy responded since the crisis: with re-regulation or continued liberalisation?

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  • 23-June-2017

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    Vincent Koen - Curriculum Vitae

    Vincent Koen - Curriculum Vitae

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  • 23-June-2017

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    Fighting gender inequality in Sweden

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

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  • 23-June-2017

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    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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  • 23-June-2017

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    Economics Department Working Papers - List

    This series of Working Papers is designed to make available, to a wider readership, selected studies which the Department has prepared for use within OECD. Authorship is generally collective, but main individual authors are named.

  • 22-June-2017

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    OECD NERO meetings - Papers presented in recent meetings

    Papers presented in recent OECD NERO meetings.

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