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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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 16-March-2009

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    Infrastructure and growth: empirical evidence

    Investment in network infrastructure can boost long-term economic growth in OECD countries. Moreover, infrastructure investment can have a positive effect on growth that goes beyond the effect of the capital stock.

  • 16-March-2009

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    Infrastructure investment: links to growth and the role of public policies

    Investment in network infrastructure – the energy, water, transport and telecommunication networks –which performs a vital role for the functioning of the economy, can contribute to raising growth and social welfare. But more is not always better.

  • 9-March-2009

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    Adjusting housing policies in Slovakia in light of Euro adoption

    A characteristic feature of the Slovak housing market, and a consequence of the privatization programme initiated in the early 1990s, is the virtual absence of a private rental market.

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  • 9-March-2009

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    Raising the flexibility of the Slovak economy during the catch-up phase

    As in other catch-up countries inflation is likely to stay high going forward due to nominal convergence in Slovakia.

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  • 9-March-2009

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    Achieving fiscal flexibility and safeguarding sustainability - The case of Slovakia

    Euro Area entry calls for more fiscal flexibility to absorb cyclical shocks that cannot be dealt with by the common monetary policy. At the same time fiscal consolidation must not be put at risk, especially given rising ageing related costs.

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