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  • 9-December-2010

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    After the crisis: mitigating risks of macroeconomic instability in Turkey

    Turkey is recovering from a severe recession. Once growth gains full speed, the authorities will likely face the challenge of widening external imbalances and of ensuring a smooth functioning of the financial markets.

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  • 19-November-2010

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    Towards a less distortive and more efficient tax system in Portugal

    The process of fiscal consolidation and the need to step up the poor long term economic performance provide an opportunity to implement tax measures to improve efficiency and rebalance the economy.

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  • 15-November-2010

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    Turkey's improving integration with the global capital market: Impacts on risk premia and capital costs

    Turkey has considerably improved its terms of access to the global capital market. Progress in macroeconomic fundamentals has enhanced credibility and reduced risk premia and capital costs.

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  • 1-November-2010

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    Enhancing the effectiveness of social policies in Indonesia

    Indonesia has made considerable progress over the years in improving the social conditions of its population, especially among disadvantaged groups, not least by raising government spending and strengthening social protection programmes.

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  • 1-November-2010

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    Phasing out energy subsidies in Indonesia

    The oil price hike in 2007-08 underlined the vulnerability of Indonesia’s energy subsidy policy to oil price volatility. In addition to entailing significant economic and environmental costs, energy subsidies put pressure on the public budget and benefit mostly rich households.

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  • 1-November-2010

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    Tackling the infrastructure challenge in Indonesia

    Indonesia’s infrastructure is in poor shape, having suffered from protracted under-investment since the Asian financial crisis of the late 1990s, and constraints growth potential.

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  • 25-October-2010

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    United States: Restoring fiscal sustainability

    The United States faces challenging budgetary prospects, as do most other OECD countries. The federal budget deficit widened considerably during the recession, reaching about 10% of GDP in both 2009 and 2010, reflecting the operation of automatic stabilizers and the policy response to the crisis

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  • 25-October-2010

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    Implementing cost-effective policies in the United States to mitigate climate change

    The consensus view of scientists is that the build-up of greenhouse gases (GHG) in the atmosphere is causing global warming. To reduce the probability of severe climate change impacts and costs occurring, global GHG emissions need to be reduced substantially over coming decades.

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  • 7-October-2010

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    Norway: Sustainable development: climate change and fisheries policies

    Sustainable development is a key theme in policy making in Norway. Norway can and should follow through more strongly the logic of its pioneering use of economic incentives to further sustainability goals.

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  • 7-October-2010

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    Netherlands: How the transport system can contribute to better economic and environmental outcomes

    Congestion has become a burden for the Dutch economy. Reforms to the transport system, including public transport, together with a more flexible housing market should reduce the economic and environmental burden of transport, thereby improving prospects for sustainable long term growth.

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