Publications & Documents


  • 30-April-2015

    English

    Maintaining an efficient and equitable housing market in Belgium

    Housing conditions in Belgium are among the best in OECD countries according to the Better Life Index, as dwellings are of high quality and large, and housing costs are average.

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  • 29-April-2015

    English

    Efficiency and contestability in the Colombian banking system

    Despite progress in the past decade, financial markets in Colombia remain relatively small and shallow. In particular the banking system suffers high intermediation costs, which limit constrains access to finance by households and firms.

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  • 29-April-2015

    English

    Fiscal decentralisation in Colombia: new evidence regarding sustainability, risk sharing and "fiscal fatigue"

    Colombia has engaged in a sustained process of fiscal decentralisation over the past decades. Evidence is presented that the current framework is conducive to fiscal sustainability, especially after the reforms in the late 1990s and early 2000s.

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  • 18-March-2015

    English

    Economic Outlook and Interim Global Economic Assessment

    Low oil prices and monetary easing boost growth in the world’s major economies, but projected near-term growth remains modest and abnormally low inflation and interest rates point to risks of financial instability.

  • 16-March-2015

    English

    The changing role of the exchange rate for macroeconomic adjustment

    Recent episodes of large exchange rate movements, such as for Japan or the United Kingdom, have typically not been associated with large changes in trade balances and despite the polarisation of international investment positions large currency fluctuations during the global crisis of 2008-09 did not cause significant financial dislocations.

  • 6-March-2015

    English

    The conduct of monetary policy in the future: instrument use

    The set of monetary policy instruments has expanded since the start of the global financial crisis in the many OECD economies. Against this background, this paper analyses whether some of the new instruments should be retained in the long term when broader financial stability objectives are likely to feature more prominently as monetary policy goals than prior to the crisis.

  • 25-November-2014

    English, Excel, 387kb

    EO Annex Tables: Interest rates and exchange rates

    Statistical Annex tables in Excel format from OECD Economic Outlook. This file includes tables on short-term interest rates, long-term interest rates, nominal exchange rates (vis-à-vis the US dollar), and effective exchange rates.

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  • 25-November-2014

    English, Excel, 145kb

    EO Annex Tables: Saving

    Statistical Annex tables in Excel format from OECD Economic Outlook. This file includes tables on household saving rates and gross national saving.

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  • 25-November-2014

    English, Excel, 623kb

    Economic Outlook Annex Tables: Wages, costs, unemployment and inflation

    Statistical Annex tables in Excel format from OECD Economic Outlook. This file includes tables on compensation per employee in the business sector; labour productivity in the business sector; unemployment rates: commonly used definitions; standardised unemployment rates; labour force, employment and unemployment; GDP deflators; private consumption deflators; consumer prices indices; and oil and other primary commodity markets.

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  • 17-October-2014

    English

    Factors behind the decline in real long-term government bond yields

    This paper describes developments in real long-term interest rates in the main OECD economies and surveys their various determinants. Real long-term government bond yields declined from the 1980s to very low levels in the recent period, though they have not reached the historical lows of the 1970s.

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