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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.

  • 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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  • 16-July-2007

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    Family Policy in Hungary: How to Improve the Reconciliation Between Work and Family?

    This working paper looks at how to shift the policy focus towards reconciling work and family life. Reasons for under-provision in childcare by local governments are discussed and recommendations for further central-government intervention to improve supply are made.

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  • 16-July-2007

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    Encouraging Sub-national Government Efficiency in Hungary (Economics Department Working Paper 565)

    This working paper looks at the challenges facing Hungary's counties and municipalities in modernising local infrastructures as well as dealing with cutbacks to administrative overheads and tough decisions in public services.

  • 13-February-2007

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    Economic Policy Reforms: Going for Growth 2007: Luxembourg Country Note

    This note, taken from Chapter 2 of Economic Policy Reforms: Going for Growth 2007, contains information about the progress in implementing reforms in line with the 2006 priorities for Luxembourg.

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  • 13-February-2007

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    Economic Policy Reforms: Going for Growth 2007 - Canada Country Note

    This note, taken from Chapter 2 of Economic Policy Reforms: Going for Growth 2007, contains information about the progress in implementing reforms in line with the 2006 priorities for Canada.

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  • 13-February-2007

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    Economic Policy Reforms: Going for Growth 2007 - Japan Country Note

    This note, taken from Chapter 2 of Economic Policy Reforms: Going for Growth 2007, contains information about the progress in implementing reforms in line with the 2006 priorities for Japan.

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