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This paper tests the hypothesis that, by giving people more voice in the government decision-making process, fiscal decentralisation fosters social capital, measured in terms of interpersonal trust.
The euro area is recovering from a severe recession. The build-up of large economic, fiscal and financial imbalances poses a major challenge. A new cross-cutting approach to these policy areas, together with structural reforms, is now required to make national economies more stable.
Turkey is recovering from its most severe recession in several decades.
In the 2000s, Turkey has enjoyed rapid catching–up. This was possible despite the adverse business environment, as the semi–formal and informal economy had a significant contribution to the expansion of the private sector.
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.
Although Canada remains in an advantageous fiscal position relative to many other OECD countries as the global economy recovers from the 2008/09 recession, the deterioration in the country’s public finances has been substantial.
The OECD’s latest economic survey of the Euro Area, to be published on Monday 13 December 2010, looks at how the the currency bloc has reacted to the severe recession and sovereign debt emergencies that followed the global financial crisis.
The Slovak economy is swiftly recovering from the crisis. This Survey discusses the main challenges going forward: countering the risk of increasing long term unemployment, bringing government finances back on a sustainable path and reaping the benefits of a transition to greener growth.
The OECD’s latest economic survey of the Slovak Republic, to be published on Thursday 25 November 2010, looks at how the global recession impacted the country’s trade-dependent economy, as well as factors that have boosted recovery at an above average pace.
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Overview - Australia Economic Review 2010