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  • 3-April-2009

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    Improving the efficiency of health care spending: what can be learnt from partial and selected analyses of hospital performance?

    This paper relies on selected evidence to compare hospital efficiency in a sub-set of OECD countries, based on three different approaches relying on.

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  • 3-April-2009

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    Globalisation and employment in the OECD

    This article reviews some of the possible changes that may occur in the national labour markets of many OECD countries as a result of the internationalisation of production by multinational companies.

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  • 3-April-2009

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    The macroeconomic policy challenges of continued globalisation

    This article investigates the macroeconomic policy challenges associated with a prospective continuation of international trade and financial integration over the next two decades, making use of a global macroeconomic model newly developed by the OECD.

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  • 3-April-2009

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    Economic resilience to shocks: the role of structural policies

    Cyclical fluctuations in economic activity have moderated over time but the extent and dynamics of volatility remain different across OECD countries. A reason behind this heterogeneity is that countries exhibit different degrees of resilience in the face of common shocks.

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  • 3-April-2009

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    Globalisation and OECD consumer price inflation

    Over the past 25 years inflation has moderated considerably in all OECD economies. At the same time, the production of many goods and services has become increasingly internationalised and the level of trade between the OECD and non-OECD economies has risen markedly.

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  • 3-April-2009

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    The contribution of economic geography to GDP per capita

    Fiscal equalisation is a transfer of fiscal resources across jurisdictions to offset disparities in revenue raising capacity or public service cost. It covers on average 2.5% of GDP or 5% of total government expenditure across OECD countries.

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  • 3-April-2009

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    The incidence of carbon pricing: Norway, Russia and the Middle East

    Russia, Norway and the Middle East are three regions that have distinct histories in energy policies.

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  • 3-April-2009

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    Publicly provided services and the distribution of households’ economic resources

    Conventional income distribution statistics subtract taxes from household income but do not take into account the distributional effects of the services financed through these taxes.

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  • 27-March-2009

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    Infrastructure investment in network industries: the role of incentive regulation and regulatory independence

    This paper finds that coherent regulatory policies can boost investment in network industries of OECD economies.

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  • 17-March-2009

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    The effects of population structure on employment and productivity

    This paper assesses the quantitative importance of the working-age population broken down by age, gender and education in explaining differences in employment and productivity levels across countries.

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