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  • 25-April-2008

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    Monetary policies and inflation targeting in emerging economies

    Several emerging-market economies have adopted inflation targeting as their institutional framework for conducting monetary policy. This volume focuses on the experiences of Brazil, Chile, Czech Republic, Indonesia, South Africa, and Turkey.

  • 4-March-2008

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    Economic Policy Reforms: Going for Growth 2009 - United States Country Note

    This note, taken from Chapter 3 of Economic Policy Reforms: Going for Growth 2009, contains information about the progress in implementing reforms in line with the 2008 priorities for the United States.

  • 4-March-2008

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    Economic Policy Reforms: Going for Growth 2009 - United Kingdom Country Note

    This note, taken from Chapter 3 of Economic Policy Reforms: Going for Growth 2009, contains information about the progress in implementing reforms in line with the 2008 priorities for the United Kingdom.

  • 4-March-2008

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    Economic Policy Reforms: Going for Growth 2008: Chapter One. Responding to the Going for Growth 2007 policy priorities: An overview of progress

    This chapter provides an overview of the progress achieved by OECD countries over the past year in taking measures consistent with the policy priorities identified in the 2007 edition.

  • 7-January-2008

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    Making Federalism Work in Italy

    Italy has launched itself in the federalist direction by decentralising spending, regulatory and tax powers in the late 1990s and reinforcing growing lower level responsibilities with a constitutional reform in 2001, as discussed in this working paper.

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  • 22-October-2007

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    The Costs of Delaying Fiscal Consolidation: A Case Study for Greece

    Since 2004, the fiscal deficit has been brought down by over 5% of GDP to below the 3% limit in 2006. The government plans a more gradual reduction so that overall balance or surplus is reached no later than 2010. These and other points are discussed in this working paper.

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  • 28-September-2007

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    Boosting Austria's Innovation Performance

    This working paper discusses Austria’s innovation performance, its innovation policies, and general framework conditions for innovation and growth.

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  • 10-August-2007

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    Meeting the Challenges of Decentralisation in France

    Despite France’s previously well deserved reputation as a highly centralised state, a significant number of responsibilities have been devolved to regional and local government over the past two decades. The process has not been easy, as is discussed in this working paper.

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  • 9-August-2007

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    Enhancing Incentives to Improve Performance in the Education System in France

    The French education system has a mixed record. A generally very successful pre school and primary school level contrasts with underfunded public universities with high dropout rates which exist alongside very successful higher education institutions for elites, as discussed in this working paper.

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  • 9-August-2007

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    Combating Poverty and Social Exclusion in France (Economics Department Working Paper No. 569)

    Reducing poverty and social exclusion is an important objective for all French governments. Even though conventionally measured poverty is in fact lower than in most other countries, it is still higher than can be easily accepted.

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