Publications & Documents

  • 21-July-2011


    ESTONIA - Public sector spending efficiency: healthcare and local government

    The Estonian fiscal position is much better than in many OECD countries, the country stands out for having a rather lean government sector and the authorities are striving for efficient use of existing resources.

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  • 6-June-2011


    Tax competition between sub-central governments

    Sub-central tax competition is the strategic interaction of tax policy between jurisdictions with the objective to attract and retain mobile tax bases.

  • 31-May-2011


    Adjusting fiscal balances for asset price cycles

    This paper develops a method for adjusting structural budget balances for asset price cycles and presents estimates of structural budget balances corrected for house-price and equity-price cycles for OECD countries.

  • 25-May-2011

    English, , 342kb

    EO89 Special Chapter: Medium and long-term developments: Challenges and risks

    The recovery is projected to strengthen in the near term, but there are concerns about the longer-term legacy of the crisis, particularly because of the emergence of unsustainable fiscal imbalances as well as the possible damage to long-term growth prospects.

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  • 19-May-2011

    English, , 423kb

    Capital Flows, Economics Department Policy Note No. 6

    Increased international capital flows can support long-term income growth through a better international allocation of saving and investment.

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  • 26-April-2011


    Policy frameworks in the post-crisis environment

    The financial crisis revealed flaws in pre-crisis policy frameworks.

  • 15-April-2011


    Global imbalances, exchange rate pegs and capital flows: a closer look

    This paper presents a stylised model in which either a savings glut or an exchange rate peg in emerging economies drives down the level of interest rates in advanced economies and, when it hits the zero-rate bound, produces a welfare loss.

  • 24-March-2011


    Challenges and policies for promoting inclusive growth

    Statement by Secretary-General Angel Gurría at the occasion of the OECD-WB Conference on challenges and policies for promoting inclusive growth, 24-25 March 2011 at OECD, Paris.

  • 22-March-2011


    Drivers of homeownership rates in selected OECD countries

    Homeownership rates have increased significantly in many OECD countries over recent decades.

  • 22-March-2011

    Chinese, , 2,272kb

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