Publications & Documents


  • 25-April-2008

    English

    Monetary policies and inflation targeting in emerging economies

    Several emerging-market economies have adopted inflation targeting as their institutional framework for conducting monetary policy. This volume focuses on the experiences of Brazil, Chile, Czech Republic, Indonesia, South Africa, and Turkey.

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  • 4-March-2008

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    Economic Policy Reforms: Going for Growth 2008

    Going for Growth 2008 takes stock of recent progress in implementing policy reforms to improve labour productivity and utilisation that were identified as priorities in the 2007 edition.

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  • 13-February-2007

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    Economic Policy Reforms: Going for Growth 2007

    Across the OECD, governments are seeking to undertake structural reforms to strengthen their economic growth. Based on a broad set of indicators of structural policies and performance, Going for Growth 2007 takes stock of the recent progress made in implementing policy reforms and identifies, for each OECD country, five policy priorities to lift growth. It calls for reforms in areas such as product and labour market regulation,

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  • 16-November-2006

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    Identifying Determinants of Germany's International Price Competitiveness - A Structural VAR Approach (Economics Department Working Paper 523)

    This working paper identifies the sources of changes in German international price competitiveness over the past 30 years.

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  • 7-February-2006

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    Economic Policy Reforms: Going for Growth 2006

    Across the OECD, governments are seeking to undertake structural reforms to strengthen their economic growth. Going for Growth 2006 takes stock of the progress made in implementing policy reforms to improve labour productivity and utilisation that were identified as priorities in the 2005 edition. It also provides comparative indicators covering structural policy areas such as labour markets, education and product market regulation.

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  • 29-November-2005

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    Recent house price developments: the role of fundamentals, EO78 Chapter 3

    Economic Outlook No. 78, Chapter III. Real house prices increased unusually rapidly in recent years. This paper examines several aspects of the current episode which are unique and the role of fundamentals in determining prices.

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  • 9-March-2005

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    The contribution of housing markets to cyclical resilience

    Features of mortgage and housing markets appear to play a major role in shaping the economic cycle across countries. Economic Studies No. 38.

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  • 17-December-2004

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    Oil price developments: drivers, economic consequences and policy responses, OECD Economic Outlook No. 76, ch. IV

    OECD Economic Outlook No. 76, chapter IV. The oil price has more than doubled in dollar terms since the late 1990s, while increasing substantially, though somewhat less, in terms of the other major currencies. The chapter begins by investigating the fundamentals driving longer-term oil market developments and the implications for the long-run equilibrium price. It then identifies short-term influences which may have caused risk

  • 22-October-2004

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    Improving the Capacity to Innovate in Germany (Economics Department Working Paper 407)

    Key indicators show Germany belonging to the countries in the OECD with strong innovation activity even though some weakening in Germany’s position relative to other OECD countries has occurred recently, as discussed in this working paper.

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  • 1-June-2004

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    Housing markets, wealth and the business cycle, OECD Economic Outlook No. 75, ch. IV

    Chapter IV of the OECD Economic Outlook No. 75. Buoyant house prices give a greater boost to consumer spending in countries with more diversified mortgage markets. But distortions to the housing market, such as tax breaks, should be avoided to counter excessive price volatility.

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