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2-July-2009

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Economic Survey of Austria 2009: Facing the financial crisis

Austria entered the most severe recession in decades. This triggered prompt policy measures to stabilise the real economy and financial markets, which will deteriorate significantly the fiscal position.

29-June-2009

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Economic Survey of the United Kingdom 2009: Restoring sound public finances

As in most other OECD countries, the fiscal situation in the UK has deteriorated sharply. While to date the discretionary fiscal stimulus has been relatively modest, after around the turn of the century the underlying fiscal position weakened more than anticipated. While there was some subsequent improvement, particularly in tax receipts, the severe impact of the downturn on the public finances and the borrowing related to the rescue

17-June-2009

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Economic Survey of Italy 2009: The impact of the crisis and the potential for fiscal stimulus

Italy is suffering a serious economic recession, which started earlier than elsewhere but has now accelerated following the downturn elsewhere and collapse in world trade.

7-April-2009

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Economic Survey of Finland 2010: Paving the way for sustainable public finances

The costs of the recession and ageing are a challenge to fiscal sustainability. The estimated fiscal sustainability gap has increased from 3 to 8% of GDP due to a sizeable permanent stimulus and lower potential output. A consolidation plan should be articulated now...

3-April-2009

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Fiscal equalisation

Fiscal equalisation is a transfer of fiscal resources across jurisdictions to offset disparities in revenue raising capacity or public service cost. It covers on average 2.5% of GDP or 5% of total government expenditure across OECD countries.

3-April-2009

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The contribution of economic geography to GDP per capita

Fiscal equalisation is a transfer of fiscal resources across jurisdictions to offset disparities in revenue raising capacity or public service cost. It covers on average 2.5% of GDP or 5% of total government expenditure across OECD countries.

20-March-2009

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Government consumption volatility and the size of nations

The aim of this paper is to analyze the relation between the volatility of government consumption and country size. The results are robust to different time and country samples, different econometric techniques and to several sets of control variables.

10-March-2009

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Going for Growth 2010 Chapter 2: Responding to the Going for Growth Policy Priorities: an Overview of Progress since 2005

Against the background of a stronger need for reform in the wake of the crisis, this chapter assesses the progress that each country has made over the past five years in a broad range of structural policy areas where government action could boost long-term growth.

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10-March-2009

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Going for Growth 2010 Chapter 1: Responding to the crisis while protecting long-term growth

OECD countries have taken a wide range of measures in response to the crisis, notably in the areas of infrastructure investment, taxes, the labour market, regulatory reforms and trade policy. This chapter assesses the expected effects of these measures on long-run income levels.

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9-March-2009

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Achieving fiscal flexibility and safeguarding sustainability - The case of Slovakia

Euro Area entry calls for more fiscal flexibility to absorb cyclical shocks that cannot be dealt with by the common monetary policy. At the same time fiscal consolidation must not be put at risk, especially given rising ageing related costs.

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