Publications & Documents


  • 27-July-2016

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    Priorities for completing the European Union's Single Market

    To support the recovery, structural reforms that yield short-run as well as long-run gains should be prioritised.

  • 13-June-2016

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    Economic Survey of Canada 2016

    The Canadian economy is adjusting to the fall in the terms of trade. The main challenges are to reduce financial stability risks, boost productivity growth and make growth greener and more inclusive.

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  • 10-June-2016

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    The contribution of weak investment to the productivity slowdown

    Concerns around weak productivity growth are everywhere these days. As the latest OECD Economic Outlook notes, since the mid-2000s, productivity growth has been markedly lower than at any other time since the 1950s.

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  • 8-June-2016

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    Central bank negative deposit rates and the banking sector

    The ECB, the Bank of Japan and five other central banks in Europe have applied negative interest rates on commercial banks’ reserves. This additional monetary policy stimulus, following large asset purchases by central banks in some of these areas, should boost the economy and thus raise inflation closer to target.

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  • 3-June-2016

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    What is the scope for public investment to lift long-term growth?

    Long-term rates are low in OECD countries, particularly in Japan, France and Germany. This opens up fiscal space and can justify any public investment projects with a positive rate of return.

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  • 1-June-2016

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    Policymakers: Act now to break out of the low-growth trap and deliver on our promises

    Policymaking is at an important juncture. Without comprehensive, coherent and collective action, disappointing and sluggish growth will persist, making it increasingly difficult to make good on promises to current and future generations.

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  • 3-March-2016

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    Monetary policy and inequality

    This paper analyses two-way interactions between monetary policy and inequality in selected advanced economies. In the context of a highly accommodative monetary stance over recent years, the analysis focuses on the effects of monetary policy on inequality over the business cycle via its impacts on returns on assets, the cost of debt servicing and asset prices.

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  • 18-February-2016

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    Policies to tame the housing cycle in Switzerland

    High house prices are being supported by very low interest rates, immigration-fuelled population growth and smaller family units, while demand is being bolstered by mortgage interest tax deductibility and institutional investors.

  • 10-February-2016

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    Household debt in OECD countries: stylised facts and policy issues

    This paper offers an overview of developments in household debt over the past decades across a large sample of OECD countries, highlighting both common trends and country specificities. It examines the vulnerabilities associated with high household debt for households, the financial system and the wider economy.

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  • 22-July-2015

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    Enhancing the financing of the real economy and financial stability in the United Kingdom

    The banking sector in the United Kingdom (UK) was deeply affected by the crisis. Bank credit has collapsed reflecting both weak demand and tighter supply. New prudential requirements have improved the resilience of the banking sector and a number of measures were taken to support credit supply.

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