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  • 22-June-2005

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    Effectiveness of tax incentives to boost (retirement) saving: theoretical motivation and empirical evidence

    Household level evidence from the United States and the United Kingdom on the effectiveness of tax favours in boosting retirement saving. OECD Economic Studies No. 39.

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  • 22-June-2005

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    Pension savings and government finance in the Netherlands

    The role of tax-favoured retirement saving for long-term sustainability of public finances in the Netherlands. OECD Economic Studies No. 39.

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  • 22-June-2005

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  • 20-June-2005

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  • 9-March-2005

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  • 17-December-2004

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    Saving behaviour and the effectiveness of fiscal policy, OECD Economic Outlook No. 76, ch. V

    OECD Economic Outlook No. 76, chapter V. Fiscal policy has been used as an antidote to weak activity during the most recent downturn and fiscal consolidation has been delayed in some countries because of its perceived costs in terms of lower activity. However, the impact of fiscal policy on aggregate demand depends on the responses of private saving to changes in fiscal stance. In certain circumstances budget deficit shifts can be

  • 29-October-2004

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    Public Expenditure Management in France

    Since the early 1990s, when France's general government deficit reached a disturbing 6% of GDP, the country's public finances have progressed substantially, even though significantly further improvement is required. This paper examines the tools available to policy makers to meet this challenge.

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  • 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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    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.

  • 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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