Working Papers


  • 11-July-2018

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    Towards more inclusive growth in Tunisia

    The average standard of living of the Tunisians has been steadily increasing for several decades, while poverty and inequality have been greatly reduced by the implementation of many social programs.

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  • 4-July-2018

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    Costa Rica: Restoring fiscal sustainability and setting the basis for a more growth-friendly and inclusive fiscal policy

    Consecutive years of primary deficits have led to mounting public debt of almost 50% of GDP, one of the fastest increases in Latin America over the last decade.

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  • 4-July-2018

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    To shorten or to lengthen? Public debt management in the low-interest rate environment

    With still large government debt and interest payments in many OECD countries, actively adjusting debt maturity can help to minimise debt servicing costs.

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  • 12-June-2018

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    Firms at the productivity frontier enjoy lower effective taxation

    Slow productivity growth in advanced economies holds back income gains and therefore improvements in well-being.

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  • 31-May-2018

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    Sustainable finance for inclusive growth in Thailand

    Thailand’s "sufficiency economy philosophy" encourages the prioritisation of long-term sustainability over short-term benefits.

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  • 29-May-2018

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    Tax reform to support growth and employment in Finland

    Finland raises a large amount of taxes to finance high-quality public services and redistribute income.

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  • 25-May-2018

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    The deterioration of the public spending mix during the global financial crisis: Insights from new indicators

    The analysis suggests that countries with a counter-cyclical fiscal stance typically have a public spending structure that is more supportive of inclusive growth.

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  • 23-February-2018

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    Public spending in education and student’s performance in Colombia

    This paper investigates if higher public spending in education and better teacher qualifications are related to student’s performance, using data from Saber 11, a national standardized test conducted by Instituto Colombiano para la Evaluación de la Educación.

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  • 10-January-2018

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    France: Improving the efficiency of the health-care system

    France’s health-care system offers high-quality care. Average health outcomes are good, public satisfaction with the health-care system is high, and average household out-of-pocket expenditures are low.

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  • 22-December-2017

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    Income redistribution through taxes and transfers across OECD countries

    Redistribution is quantified as the relative reduction in market income inequality achieved by personal income taxes, employees’ social security contributions and cash transfers, based on household-level micro data.

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