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30-September-2009

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Economic Survey of Japan 2009: Health-care reform in Japan: controlling costs, improving quality

Japan’s health-care system should be improved by increasing its efficiency to limit costs, enhancing quality and reducing shortages. Moreover, universal coverage requires improving compliance in paying premiums.

25-September-2009

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The political economy of reform: Principal messages of the study

Why are some policy reforms implemented while others languish? This new report aims to answer this important question by looking backwards -- at 20 structural reform efforts in 10 OECD countries, during the past two decades. This page presents the principle messages of the study.

25-September-2009

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The political economy of reform: lessons from pensions, product markets and labour markets in ten OECD countries

Why are some policy reforms implemented while others languish? This new report aims to answer this important question by looking backwards - at 20 structural reform efforts in 10 OECD countries, during the past two decades. The case studies cover a wide variety of reform attempts in three key areas - pensions, labour-, and product-market regulation.

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23-September-2009

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Improving the Performance of the Public Health Care System in Greece

Greek health outcomes compare favourably with the OECD average. However, the health care system is seen as not working well by the population. These and other issues are discussed in this working paper.

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21-September-2009

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Meeting of NERO, 21 September 2009

Meeting of NERO, 21 September 2009

21-September-2009

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Economic Survey of the European Union 2009: Further opening the European market to the rest of the world

The EU has a significant interest in opposing rising protectionist sentiment and undertaking further trade liberalisation. There is considerable scope to improve the targeting of agricultural payments.

21-September-2009

English

Economic Survey of the European Union 2009: Strengthening research and innovation

Progress in raising research and innovation efforts in Europe has been slow. Measurement and evaluation of innovation outcomes and policies should be enhanced and a fully integrated European Research Area developed.

17-September-2009

English, Excel, 387kb

What are Equivalence Scales?

The needs of a household grow with each additional member but – due to economies of scale in consumption– not in a proportional way. With the help of equivalence scales each household type in the population is assigned a value in proportion to its needs.

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9-September-2009

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Fiscal Policy, Fairness between Generations and National Saving

We assess fiscal policy from the perspective of fairness between generations and the relationship between this and national saving, in the context where the United Kingdom is the lowest-saving of all the OECD economies.

31-August-2009

English

The Challenge of Restoring French Competitiveness

This working paper suggests that restoring competitiveness will require strengthening France's growth potential and to address the main long term determinants of that potential, such as fostering R&D, promoting innovation, reducing the tax burden, boosting competition and so on.

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