Working Papers


  • 11-January-2017

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    Fostering inclusive growth in Malaysia

    Malaysia has followed a comparatively equitable development path, largely eliminating absolute poverty and greatly reduced ethnic inequality.

  • 11-January-2017

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    Malaysia’s economic success story and challenges

    Malaysia has sustained over four decades of rapid, inclusive growth, reducing its dependence on agriculture and commodity exports to become a more diversified, modern and open economy.

  • 22-December-2016

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    Enhancing public sector efficiency and effectiveness in the Czech Republic

    Spending on public administration itself is relatively low and so are indicators of its performance.

  • 22-December-2016

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    Enhancing public sector efficiency and effectiveness in the Czech Republic

    Spending on public administration itself is relatively low and so are indicators of its performance.

  • 24-November-2016

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    The effect of the size and the mix of public spending on growth and inequality

    This paper provides evidence on the effects of the size and the composition of public spending on long-term growth and inequality.

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  • 24-November-2016

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    The positive effect of public investment on potential growth

    An estimated baseline convergence model capturing the long-term effect of human capital and physical investment on potential output for a panel of OECD countries is augmented with public investment and its components.

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  • 24-November-2016

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    Public finance, economic growth and inequality: A survey of the evidence

    This paper reviews the key issues concerning the impact of public spending and taxation on long-run growth and inequality and takes stock of existing theoretical and empirical studies.

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  • 24-November-2016

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    Trends in public finance: insights from a new detailed dataset

    To investigate how public finances could best be designed to promote long-run growth and address inequality, it is essential to have comprehensive, cross-country comparable data on government spending and revenues, along with structural and policy indicators.

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  • 24-November-2016

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    A re-assessment of fiscal space in OECD countries

    To what extent can public deficits increase without putting fiscal sustainability at risk, given the specific current macroeconomic situation of protracted low growth and low interest rates, combined with relatively high government debt levels?

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  • 24-November-2016

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    Can an increase in public investment sustainably lift economic growth?

    This paper seeks to identify the conditions under which raising public investment can sustainably lift growth without deteriorating public finances.

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