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This paper analyses the factors influencing the level and volatility of real house prices in a panel of OECD countries over the period 1980-2005.
In the 2000s, Turkey has enjoyed rapid catching–up. This was possible despite the adverse business environment, as the semi–formal and informal economy had a significant contribution to the expansion of the private sector.
Turkey is recovering from a severe recession. Once growth gains full speed, the authorities will likely face the challenge of widening external imbalances and of ensuring a smooth functioning of the financial markets.
Workshop: Structural Reforms, Crisis Exit Strategies and Growth Co-sponsored by OECD and Banque de France, 9-10 December 2010 Cercle Républicain, 5 avenue de l’Opéra, 75001 Paris
This paper explores the impact of structural policies on saving, investment, and current accounts in OECD and non-OECD economies. Since the current account effects of structural reforms are often complex and ambiguous from a theoretical perspective, new OECD empirical analysis is carried out.
This paper uses a simple dynamic stochastic general equilibrium model to explore the qualitative impact of productivity shocks on current account positions via their impact on the saving behaviour of households.
People in OECD countries are healthier than ever before, as shown by longer life expectancy and lower mortality for diseases such as cancer. At the same time, total spending on health care now absorbs over 9% of GDP on average in the OECD.
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Policy Note: Health care systems: getting more value for money
The Slovak economy is swiftly recovering from the crisis. This Survey discusses the main challenges going forward: countering the risk of increasing long term unemployment, bringing government finances back on a sustainable path and reaping the benefits of a transition to greener growth.
This paper describes the sources and methods used to construct the trade matrices of the OECD trade system.