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  • 7-June-2010

    English

    Fiscal consolidation

    Governments and central banks have implemented wide-ranging support packages in response to the global crisis. Discretionary fiscal measures, coupled with cyclical revenue losses and expenditure hikes, have resulted in a sharp increase in budget deficits, which are projected to peak at 8¼ per cent of GDP in the OECD area as a whole in 2010. How to get out of this dangerous spiral? How can we address this challenge while at the same

  • 4-June-2010

    English

    The political economy of fiscal consolidation

    This paper explores the political economy of fiscal adjustment.

  • 3-June-2010

    English

    How to put the global economy on a sustainable growth path

    William White, Chair, OECD Economic and Development Review Committee on tackling imbalances and avoiding another crisis.

  • 3-June-2010

    English

    Beyond the crisis: Shifting gears

    The deep scars of the crisis can be relieved through appropriate policy action, particularly in competition, jobs, taxes and financial services. This would bolster long-term growth too.

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  • 27-May-2010

    English

    A framework for assessing green growth policies

    This paper proposes an analytical framework for assessing policies that will contribute to a better integration of environmental externalities in the pursuit of economic efficiency and growth objectives.

  • 26-May-2010

    English

    Health care systems: efficiency and institutions

    This paper presents a set of indicators to assess health care system performance. It also presents new comparative data on health care policies and institutions for OECD countries.

  • 26-May-2010

    English, , 70kb

    Counter-cyclical economic policy: Economics Department Policy Note No. 1

    OECD's recommendations on how to decide on appropriate policy in the face of an economic disturbance.

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  • 26-May-2010

    English, , 586kb

    EO87 Chapter 6: Counter-cyclical economic policy

    Special Chapter from Economic Outlook 87, May 2010

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  • 26-May-2010

    English

    The effects of fiscal policy on output: A DSGE analysis

    This paper examines the effects of fiscal policy on output in the euro area.

  • 11-May-2010

    English

    After the Crisis: Bringing German Public Finances Back to a Sustainable Path

    Further fiscal easing in late 2008 and early 2009 contributed to a markedly widening fiscal deficit in 2010. A newly enacted fiscal rule will help bring public finances back to a sustainable path, as discussed in this working paper.

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