Publications & Documents


  • 29-July-2005

    English

    The French Tax System: Main Characteristics, Recent Developments and Some Considerations for Reform (Economics Department Working Paper 439)

    This working paper describes the main characteristics and the developments of the French tax system and examines some of its economic distortions and complexities.

  • 22-June-2005

    English, , 448kb

  • 22-June-2005

    English, , 256kb

    Effectiveness of tax incentives to boost (retirement) saving: theoretical motivation and empirical evidence

    Household level evidence from the United States and the United Kingdom on the effectiveness of tax favours in boosting retirement saving. OECD Economic Studies No. 39.

  • 22-June-2005

    English, , 183kb

    Pension savings and government finance in the Netherlands

    The role of tax-favoured retirement saving for long-term sustainability of public finances in the Netherlands. OECD Economic Studies No. 39.

  • 22-June-2005

    English, , 268kb

  • 20-June-2005

    English, , 328kb

  • 9-March-2005

    English, , 451kb

  • 17-December-2004

    English, , 125kb

    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

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  • 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.

  • 22-October-2004

    English

    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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