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  • 27-January-2010

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    Economic Survey of Chile 2010: Fiscal policies for enhanced resilience and equity

    This chapter suggests ways to further bolster the economy’s resilience against shocks by sharpening the fiscal rule in copper price booms, while making room to relax it more in severe downturns.

  • 26-January-2010

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    The automobile industry in and beyond the crisis

    This paper considers the role of the automobile industry in the current cycle. It shows that the industry is economically important and its cycle is intertwined with business cycles.

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  • 18-December-2009

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    How to reform the Belgian tax system to enhance economic growth

    Individual elements in the Belgian tax system affect the growth process through different channels and to a varying degree.

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  • 18-December-2009

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    Fiscal federalism in Belgium: Main challenges and considerations for reform

    The paper discusses the current state of fiscal relations across levels of government in Belgium and how it has developed over time.

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  • 10-December-2009

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    Health-care reform in Japan: controlling costs, improving quality and ensuring equity

    Japan’s health-care system has provided universal access to care and contributed to the outstanding health status of the Japanese. Public spending has been kept below the OECD average through high co-payment rates and reductions in medical fees.

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  • 1-December-2009

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    Prudential regulation and competition in financial markets

    This paper examines how a range of stability-oriented regulatory policies for banking and insurance are related to selected stability and competition outcomes in these sectors.

  • 26-November-2009

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    Keeping Slovenian public finances on a sustainable path

    This paper examines various aspects of fiscal policy in Slovenia, in particular fiscal consolidation, pension reform, efficiency of government spending and the tax system.

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  • 4-November-2009

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    Economic Survey of Ireland 2009: Rebuilding the public finances

    The fiscal consolidation challenge for Ireland is severe, the underlying budget balance having moved abruptly from surplus to a large deficit.

  • 3-November-2009

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    Achieving higher performance: Enhancing spending efficiency in health and education in Mexico

    Despite progress over the past two decades Mexico’s health and education indicators remain well below the average of the OECD and some of its Latin American emerging market peers.

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  • 15-October-2009

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    Iceland: Challenging Times for Monetary and Fiscal Policies (Economics Department Working Paper 726)

    This working paper discusses what policy makers should do in order to restore balance in the Icelandic economy and lay out the foundations for a sustainable recovery.

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