Working Papers


  • 15-November-2011

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    Fiscal reform for a stronger fairer and cleaner Mexican economy

    With slow growth and high inequality Mexico needs investments in infrastructure, education and social policies. Mexico has increased spending in all of these areas.

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  • 26-October-2011

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    Refining macroeconomic policies to sustain growth in Brazil

    This paper identifies refinements to the macroeconomic framework that will help Brazil to achieve strong performance in a new environment.

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  • 19-October-2011

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    Austria: public sector inefficiencies have become less affordable

    Performance of fiscal policy, while good in international comparison, is not sufficient to prepare for future ageing-related spending increases.

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  • 29-September-2011

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    Reforming Austria’s highly regarded but costly health system

    The highly regarded Austrian health system delivers good quality and easily accessible services, but is costly.

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  • 28-July-2011

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    Can India achieve double-digit growth?

    In recent years, India has enjoyed one of the highest growth rates worldwide, weathering the global financial crisis better than many other countries.

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  • 21-July-2011

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    ESTONIA - Public sector spending efficiency: healthcare and local government

    The Estonian fiscal position is much better than in many OECD countries, the country stands out for having a rather lean government sector and the authorities are striving for efficient use of existing resources.

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  • 6-June-2011

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    Tax competition between sub-central governments

    Sub-central tax competition is the strategic interaction of tax policy between jurisdictions with the objective to attract and retain mobile tax bases.

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  • 31-May-2011

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    Adjusting fiscal balances for asset price cycles

    This paper develops a method for adjusting structural budget balances for asset price cycles and presents estimates of structural budget balances corrected for house-price and equity-price cycles for OECD countries.

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  • 26-April-2011

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    Policy frameworks in the post-crisis environment

    The financial crisis revealed flaws in pre-crisis policy frameworks.

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  • 15-April-2011

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    Global imbalances, exchange rate pegs and capital flows: a closer look

    This paper presents a stylised model in which either a savings glut or an exchange rate peg in emerging economies drives down the level of interest rates in advanced economies and, when it hits the zero-rate bound, produces a welfare loss.

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