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  • 24-November-2016

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    The positive effect of public investment on potential growth

    An estimated baseline convergence model capturing the long-term effect of human capital and physical investment on potential output for a panel of OECD countries is augmented with public investment and its components.

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  • 24-November-2016

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    Public finance, economic growth and inequality: A survey of the evidence

    This paper reviews the key issues concerning the impact of public spending and taxation on long-run growth and inequality and takes stock of existing theoretical and empirical studies.

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  • 24-November-2016

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    Trends in public finance: insights from a new detailed dataset

    To investigate how public finances could best be designed to promote long-run growth and address inequality, it is essential to have comprehensive, cross-country comparable data on government spending and revenues, along with structural and policy indicators.

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  • 24-November-2016

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    The effect of the size and the mix of public spending on growth and inequality

    This paper provides evidence on the effects of the size and the composition of public spending on long-term growth and inequality.

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  • 4-November-2016

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    Betting the house in Denmark

    The Danish financial sector is big and there is a high degree of inter-connectedness between banks, mortgage institutions and pension funds.

  • 11-October-2016

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    Fiscal decentralisation and income inequality: empirical evidence from OECD countries

    This paper investigates the relationship between fiscal decentralisation and economy-wide disposable income inequality.

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  • 11-October-2016

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    Fiscal decentralisation and regional disparities

    Fiscal decentralisation can lead to a more efficient provision of local public goods and services and promote a better match between policies and citizens’ preferences.

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  • 23-September-2016

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    Does decentralisation foster regional GDP convergence?

    The growth pattern of OECD countries and their sub-national entities is puzzling. Between-country differences in GDP per capita are declining, yet the differences across jurisdictions within those countries tend to rise.

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  • 23-September-2016

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    Does Fiscal Decentralisation Foster Regional Convergence?

    Across the OECD, GDP per capita is converging. In contrast, regional disparities – or differences in GDP per capita across jurisdictions – are rising, mainly as a result of widening productivity differences. Fiscal decentralisation could help reduce them again. According to new OECD research, assigning more ownsource revenue to sub-national governments dampens regional GDP disparities and underpins regional convergence.

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  • 27-July-2016

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    Making public finances more growth and equity-friendly in the euro area

    To achieve a euro area fiscal stance that fosters the recovery, countries with fiscal space under the Stability and Growth Pact rules should use budgetary support to raise growth, and existing incentives and flexibility should be taken advantage of to pursue reforms of tax and spending policies.

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