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  • 15-February-2016

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    OECD Economic Surveys: Costa Rica 2016 - Economic Assessment

    This 2016 OECD Economic Survey of Costa Rica examines recent economic developments, policies and prospects. The special chapters cover: Inclusive growth and Productivity.

  • 4-February-2016

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    Luiz de Mello - Curriculum Vitae

    Luiz de Mello - Curriculum Vitae

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  • 31-January-2016

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    Economic Survey of Israel 2016

    The Israeli economy has strong fundamentals, employment is rising, inflation is low, the external surplus is comfortable, and public finances are in good shape, but productivity performance is weak, income inequalities and poverty are high.

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  • 17-December-2015

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    How can South Africa’s tax system meet revenue raising challenges?

    Reforms over the past two decades have produced a well-balanced, modern tax system. However, considerable revenues will be needed in the years ahead to expand social spending and infrastructure in order to raise growth and well-being. The challenge is to generate these revenues without penalising growth or exacerbating inequality.

  • 17-December-2015

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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.

  • 17-December-2015

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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.

  • 16-December-2015

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    Adjusting fiscal balances for the business cycle: new tax and expenditure elasticity estimates for OECD countries

    This paper re-estimates the elasticities of government revenue and expenditure items with respect to the output gap for OECD countries. These elasticities are used by the OECD to calculate cyclically adjusted fiscal balances. The study updates the earlier 2005 study using the most recent datasets and tax codes, the coverage being confined in this paper to 35 countries, the 34 OECD member states and Latvia.

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  • 16-December-2015

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    Who are the top 1% earners in Europe?

    This is the first paper that comprehensively documents the profiles of the 1% highest paid employees across 18 European countries. The data come from the largest harmonised source available, an employer-based survey that covers the labour income of 10 million employees, excluding the self-employed.

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  • 11-December-2015

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    The Future of Productivity

    This book addresses the rising productivity gap between the global frontier and other firms, and identifies a number of structural impediments constraining business start-ups, knowledge diffusion and resource allocation (such as barriers to up-scaling and relatively high rates of skill mismatch).

    Analysis based on micro and industry-level data highlights the importance of reallocation-friendly policies, including well-functioning product, labour and risk capital markets, efficient judicial systems, bankruptcy laws that do not excessively penalise failure, housing policies that do not unduly restrict labour mobility, and improvements in public funding and organisation of basic research which do not excessively favour applied vs basic research and incumbents vs young firms.

  • 9-December-2015

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    Towards more gender equality in Austria

    Gender mainstreaming with the aim of more gender equality ranks high on the agenda of Austrian policy makers.

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