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  • 19-December-2011

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    Employment Protection Legislation and Plant-Level Productivity in India

    Using plant-level data from the Annual Survey of Industries for the fiscal years 1998-99 through 2007-08, this study provides plant-level cross-state/time-series evidence of the impact of employment protection legislation on total factor productivity¨and labour productivity in India.

  • 12-December-2011

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    How to improve the economic policy framework for the housing market in Israel

    Israeli house prices have risen by over 50% over the past three years. In part this reflects the fact that for several years housing construction had not kept pace with increases in the number of households.

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  • 7-December-2011

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    Fiscal prospects and reforms in India

    Substantial fiscal consolidation was achieved under the aegis of the 2003 Fiscal Responsibility and Budget Management Act.

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  • 7-December-2011

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    Structural reforms to reduce unemployment and restore competitiveness in Ireland

    After a recession of historic proportions, an export-led recovery is gaining traction in Ireland. The pace of recovery, however, varies sharply across sectors.

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  • 8-November-2011

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    G20: Pursuing Strong, Sustainable and Balanced Growth: A note on implementation of structural reform commitments

    This Note reports on implementation of the structural reform commitments identified by G20 countries in the Seoul Action Plan and subsequent updates, and reported in greater detail in the national policy templates. In doing so, the Note complements the preliminary Report (Pursuing Strong, Sustainable and Balanced Growth: Taking Stock of Structural Reform Commitments) submitted to the Framework Working Group and the G20 Deputies ahead

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  • 8-November-2011

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    G20: Pursuing Strong, Sustainable and Balanced Growth: Taking stock of structural reform commitments

    This Report builds on the lessons learned from the OECD’s regular surveillance of structural policies in G20 countries (reported in Going for Growth), which focuses on a number of policy areas highlighted in the Seoul Action Plan (and subsequent updates) for structural reform in pursuit of strong, sustainable and balanced growth. On the basis of preliminary analysis, the Report takes stock of implementation of Going for Growth

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  • 27-October-2011

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    The demand for safe assets in emerging economies and global imbalances: new empirical evidence

    Mismatches between the supply and the demand of safe financial assets in fast-growing emerging countries have been singled out by economic theory as drivers of international capital flows and, ultimately, global current account imbalances.

  • 27-October-2011

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    Drivers of systemic banking crises: the role of bank-balance-sheet contagion and financial account structure

    This paper examines whether the composition of a country’s external liabilities and assets has an incidence on its risk of suffering financial turmoil.

  • 26-October-2011

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    Promoting infrastructure development in Brazil

    Brazil under-invested in infrastructure for over three decades, and infrastructure investment rates have come up only slowly since 2007. Infrastructure needs are sizeable in almost all sectors.

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  • 26-October-2011

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    Raising investment in Brazil

    Low investment rates are limiting Brazil’s future potential growth rate. This paper analyses a number of potential reasons for these low investment rates and discusses policy options to achieve faster capital accumulation.

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