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  • 6-November-2012

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    Unleashing business innovation in Canada

    This paper discusses how to improve Canada’s business innovation in order to boost labour productivity and output growth. Many general framework conditions are highly favourable to business risk taking and innovation, including macro stability, openness, strong human capital, low corporate tax rates, low barriers to firm entry and flexible labour markets.

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  • 31-October-2012

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    Public policy and resource allocation: evidence from firms in OECD countries

    The correlation between a firm’s size and its productivity level varies considerably across OECD countries, suggesting that some countries are more successful at channelling resources to high productivity firms than others.

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  • 17-October-2012

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    Promoting SME development in Indonesia

    Micro, small and medium-sized firms (MSMEs) are a key source of employment and economic growth in Indonesia. They contributed to the country’s economic resilience during the 2008-09 financial crisis.

  • 17-October-2012

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    Portugal: rebalancing the economy and returning to growth through job creation and better capital allocation

    Low growth and huge current account deficits have characterised the Portuguese economy over the past decade.

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  • 17-October-2012

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    Public debt, economic growth and nonlinear effects: myth or reality?

    The economics profession seems to increasingly endorse the existence of a strongly negative nonlinear effect of public debt on economic growth. Reinhart and Rogoff (2010) were the first to point out that a public debt to GDP ratio higher than 90% of GDP is associated with considerably lower economic performance in advanced and emerging economies alike.

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  • 27-September-2012

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    China: Trade and product markets

    This paper explores the productivity impact of trade, product market and financial market policies over the last decade in China – a fast growing country where, despite significant reform action, regulatory stance remains still far from OECD standards.

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  • 27-September-2012

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    Canada: Tertiary education: developing skills for innovation and l-t growth

    The tertiary education system in Canada performs well in fostering a skilled workforce with generally good labour market outcomes and is internationally recognised for its research contributions.

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  • 20-September-2012

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    Intangible assets, resource allocation and growth: a framework for analysis

    This paper explores the growing importance of intangible assets as a potential source of innovation and productivity gains, and the contribution of efficient resource allocation to this process.

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  • 19-September-2012

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    Structural reforms to boost Turkey’s long-term growth

    Turkey can achieve strong sustainable growth and job creation but further reforms in the labour market, education and product markets are required for such gains to materialise.

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  • 10-September-2012

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    Restarting the growth engine in Finland

    Impressive productivity performance during the last decades has weakened since 2007, reflecting the 2008-09 recession but also a poor performance in important sectors, like the information and communication technology sector.

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