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  • 10-January-2018

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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.

  • 10-January-2018

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    Improving productivity and job quality of low-skilled workers in the United Kingdom

    More than a quarter of adults in the United Kingdom have low basic skills, which has a negative impact on career prospects, job quality and productivity growth.

  • 10-January-2018

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    Reducing regional disparities in productivity in the United Kingdom

    The United Kingdom displays large regional disparities in productivity compared to most other OECD countries, with a large gap between London and most other regions.

  • 10-January-2018

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    France: Improving the efficiency of the health-care system

    France’s health-care system offers high-quality care. Average health outcomes are good, public satisfaction with the health-care system is high, and average household out-of-pocket expenditures are low.

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  • 10-January-2018

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    France: Promoting economic opportunities and well-being in poor neighbourhoods

    Thanks to a highly developed welfare state, poverty is moderate on average in France, but – as in other countries – highly concentrated in some neighbourhoods.

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  • 8-January-2018

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    Switzerland’s productivity puzzle: Being a leader and an underperformer

    Switzerland is among the leaders in many global rankings including on R&D, innovation, infrastructure, universities and competitiveness. It is well integrated in global value chains, specialised in some high-value-added activities and home of many large multinationals. These factors should contribute to high, and rising, labour productivity.

  • 8-January-2018

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    Merchandise trade statistics without asymmetries

    To properly understand global trade patterns we need high quality, consistent and harmonised statistics on international merchandise trade.

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  • 8-January-2018

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    Norway’s economy, a need to ensure policies can cope with upcoming challenges

    In its latest Economic Survey for Norway , the OECD underscores the importance of policy facilitating transition away from oil-related activities and helping businesses seize opportunities from digitalisation and globalisation, through providing i) macroeconomic and financial stability, and ii) improvements to structural-policy settings.

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  • 22-December-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.

  • 22-December-2017

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    Income redistribution through taxes and transfers across OECD countries

    Redistribution is quantified as the relative reduction in market income inequality achieved by personal income taxes, employees’ social security contributions and cash transfers, based on household-level micro data.

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