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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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  • 1-June-2004

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    Asset price cycles, "one-off" factors and structural budget balances, OECD Economic Outlook No. 75, ch. VI

    OECD Economic Outlook No. 75, chapter VI. A look at how stock market movements have affected government revenues in selected countries.

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  • 1-June-2004

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    The challenges of narrowing the US current account deficit, OECD Economic Outlook No. 75, ch. V

    OECD Economic Outlook No. 75, chapter V. Narrowing the large current account deficit would require major changes to exchange rates, to fiscal policy or to the competitiveness of US exports - all of which would impose costs on the US and its on trading partners.

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  • 7-January-2004

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    Fiscal stance over the cycle: the role of debt, institutions, and budget constraints, EO74 ch.4

    OECD Economic Outlook No. 74, Chapter 4. This chapter describes the extent to which fiscal policy has been a stabilising or destabilising influence on economic activity in the OECD area over the last two decades.

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  • 7-January-2004

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    Enhancing the cost effectiveness of public spending, EO74 ch.6

    OECD Economic Outlook No. 74, Chapter 6. Curbing the growth in public spending and raising its effectiveness require reforms to the budget process, public management process and greater use of market signals.

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  • 7-January-2004

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    Fiscal relations across levels of government, EO74 ch.5

    OECD Economic Outlook No. 74, Chapter 5. This chapter, largely based on country experiences, provides a framework for assessing fiscal relations across levels of government.

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  • 26-November-2003

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    EO Sources - Weighting scheme for aggregate measures

    Sources and Methods of the OECD Economic Outlook.

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  • 5-June-2003

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    Trends in foreign direct investment in OECD countries, EO73 ch. 6

    OECD Economic Outlook No. 73, Chapter 6. This chapter reviews recent trends and patterns in FDI and the related activity of foreign affiliates.

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  • 5-June-2003

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    Foreign direct investment restrictions in OECD countries, EO73 ch. 7

    OECD Economic Outlook No. 73, Chapter 7. This chapter reviews restrictions on FDI inflows in OECD countries.

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  • 5-June-2003

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    Policy influences on foreign direct investment, EO73 ch. 8

    OECD Economic Outlook No. 73, Chapter 8. This chapter aims at identifying policy influences on bilateral and overall FDI patterns in the OECD area.

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