This paper investigates the existence of significant spillovers from the housing sector onto the wider economy for the seven major OECD countries using Uhlig's (2005) agnostic identification procedure.
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A survey of the literature on asset price impacts on the real economy shows a much wider range of work on consumption and related wealth effects than on investment.
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This paper assesses recent patterns of intergenerational social mobility across OECD countries and examines the role that public policies can play.
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This article investigates the consequences of immigration for natives’ labour market outcomes, as well as issues linked to immigrants’ integration in the host country labour market.
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This article reviews and assesses in terms of availability, reliability and transparency, existing policy and outcome indicators that have been found to be linked both directly and indirectly to economic growth and living standards.
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Note prepared for the G20 Finance and Central Bank Deputies Meeting taking place in Mexico City, Mexico February 24-25, 2012.
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Concept note prepared for the G20 Finance and Central Bank Deputies Meeting taking place in Mexico City, Mexico February 24-25, 2012
The pace of reform has accelerated in those OECD countries where it is needed most, says the latest Going for Growth report. It identifies the specific action needed to help governments steer their economies out of the crisis, stimulate growth and create jobs.
Going for Growth 2012 takes stock of recent progress in implementing policy reforms to improve labour productivity and utilisation that were identified as priorities in the 2011 edition.
Country Notes from OECD Economic Policy Reforms: Going for growth 2011 presenting OECD recommendations for structural reform priorities for individual countries.