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  • 18-January-2011

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    Improving the flexibility of the Dutch housing market to enhance labour mobility

    The housing market figures among the main determinants of labour mobility, as households seldom make employment and housing decisions independently of each other.

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  • 17-December-2010

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    Reforming China’s monetary policy framework to meet domestic objectives

    As a result of reforms and financial sector development, the People’s Bank of China (PBoC) now exerts significant control over money market interest rates.

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  • 16-December-2010

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    Real house prices in OECD countries: the role of demand shocks and structural and policy factors

    This paper analyses the factors influencing the level and volatility of real house prices in a panel of OECD countries over the period 1980-2005.

  • 15-December-2010

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    Improving fiscal performance through fiscal councils

    There is growing interest in the role of independent fiscal institutions, or fiscal councils, in helping to improve fiscal performance.

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  • 14-December-2010

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    Does fiscal decentralisation strengthen social capital? Cross-country evidence and the experiences of Brazil and Indonesia

    This paper tests the hypothesis that, by giving people more voice in the government decision-making process, fiscal decentralisation fosters social capital, measured in terms of interpersonal trust.

  • 14-December-2010

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    Fiscal decentralisation and public investment: The experience of Latin America

    Despite large differences across countries, Latin America’s average investment-to-GDP ratio and the overall quality of infrastructure in the region are relatively low by international comparison.

  • 9-December-2010

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    Fiscal-consolidation strategies for Canadian governments

    Although Canada remains in an advantageous fiscal position relative to many other OECD countries as the global economy recovers from the 2008/09 recession, the deterioration in the country’s public finances has been substantial.

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  • 9-December-2010

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    The 2008-09 crisis in Turkey: performance, policy responses and challenges for sustaining the recovery

    Turkey is recovering from its most severe recession in several decades.

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  • 9-December-2010

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    The land transport sector: Policy and performance

    This paper provides a broad overview of policy goals and instruments and commonly used performance and policy indicators related to land transport.

  • 19-November-2010

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    Towards a less distortive and more efficient tax system in Portugal

    The process of fiscal consolidation and the need to step up the poor long term economic performance provide an opportunity to implement tax measures to improve efficiency and rebalance the economy.

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