France


  • 1-April-2009

    English

    Inflation Responses to Recent Shocks: Do G7 Countries Behave Differently?

    This working paper uses a variety of empirical methods to examine the apparent differences in monetary policy stances as between the United States and other G7 economies.

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  • 3-March-2009

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    Economic Policy Reforms: Going for Growth 2009 - France 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 France.

  • 10-August-2007

    English

    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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    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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  • 9-August-2007

    English

    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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  • 13-February-2007

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    Economic Policy Reforms: Going for Growth 2007 - France 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 France.

  • 31-July-2006

    English

    Improving Labour Market Performance in France (Economics Department Working Paper 504)

    This paper analyses various characteristics of the French labour market that may explain the low utilisation of labour potential.

  • 7-February-2006

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    Economic Policy Reforms: Going for Growth 2006: Progress in Responding to the 2005 Policy Priorities - France Country Note

    This note, taken from Chapter 2 of Economic Policy Reforms: Going for Growth 2006, contains information about the progress in implementing reforms in line with the 2005 priorities for France. In addition to passing of legislation or other decisions to implement reforms, the note records earlier stages of reform, such as government announcements and draft legislation presented to parliaments.

  • 10-January-2006

    English

    Product Market Competition and Economic Performance in France (Economics Department Working Paper 473)

    This working paper suggests that French growth can be improved by removing restrictions on competition, chiefly in service sectors.

  • 29-July-2005

    English

    The French Tax System: Main Characteristics, Recent Developments and Some Considerations for Reform (Economics Department Working Paper 439)

    This working paper describes the main characteristics and the developments of the French tax system and examines some of its economic distortions and complexities.

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