Publications & Documents


  • 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

    English

    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

    English, , 189kb

    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.

  • 5-September-2003

    English

    Consolidating Germany's Finances: Issues in Public Sector Spending Reform (Economics Department Working Paper 366)

    This working paper suggests that while the German federal fiscal system has been successful in promoting a high standard of living even in regions whose economic capacity is low, tensions have emerged.

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  • 19-June-2003

    English

    Controlling Public Spending in Iceland (Economics Department Working Paper 360)

    This working paper analyses the main features of Iceland's public expenditure and addresses some key policy issues.

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  • 12-December-2002

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    Fiscal sustainability: the contribution of fiscal rules - EO72 ch. 4

    OECD Economic Outlook No. 72, Chapter 4. This study explores the contribution to fiscal sustainability of fiscal rules.

  • 29-July-2002

    English

    Strengthening the Management of Public Spending in Hungary (Economics Department Working Paper 336)

    This working paper analyses the Hungarian public expenditure system and develops policy-oriented recommendations for its improvement.

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  • 2-July-2002

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    Exchange market volatility and securities transaction taxes - EO71 ch.8

    OECD Economic Outlook No. 71, Chapter 8. This chapter addresses a number of issues related to exchange market volatility and the potential effects of a "Tobin Tax".

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