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A presentation by Martin Werding, CESIFO at the Meeting of representatives of National Economic Research Organisations, OECD Headquarters in Paris, 6 July 2001.
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This working paper analyses the possibilities for reforming the Icelandic tax system. It puts the current tax structure in its historic context, showing that there has been a steady movement towards simplification.
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This working paper suggests that despite the considerable progress, in recent years, in broadening the tax base and improving tax compliance as well as administration, more needs to be done to enhance efficiency and equity and the overall performance of the tax system.
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This working paper examines within an international context, the healthcare system in Hungary.
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OECD Economic Outlook No. 66, Chapter 4. Many components of government budgets are affected by the macroeconomic situation in ways that operate to smooth the business cycle, i.e. they act as “automatic stabilisers”.
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OECD Economic Outlook No. 66, chapter 6. Rising debt-to-GDP ratios until the 1990s made governments more aware of costs in managing their public debt.
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The main focus of this working paper is on the factors of the Greek pay-as-you-go system which result in its future unsustainability.
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This working paper suggests that a successful reform of public enterprises would improve productivity in key sectors of the Greek economy, and thus provide essential inputs at lower cost to the economy as a whole.
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Chapter 4 ot the OECD Economic Outlook No. 64. EMU raises new policy issues in the euro area.
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Using overlapping generations (OLG) models calibrated on 7 OECD countries - the United States, Japan, France, Canada, Italy, the United Kingdom and Sweden - the authors investigate the macroeconomic impact of possible pension reform strategies as populations age.