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  • 8-December-2015

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    Are the SDGs a major reboot or a sequel to the MDGs?

    The main reason for putting together the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) was to prevent the Millennium Declaration from falling into oblivion. A declaration issued by a world summit has a shelf-life of about six months. Beyond that period, its life is reduced to a small world, usually the summit’s sponsoring agency.

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  • 8-December-2015

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    Composite Leading Indicators (CLI), OECD, December 2015

    Stable growth momentum in the OECD area but mixed outlook for major emerging economies

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  • 8-December-2015

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    Policies for Productivity Growth

    Where does the productive capacity of firms come from? What are the barriers that prevent resources to flow to the firms with the greatest potential? Why is it that not all people that possess entrepreneurial talent choose to start firms?

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  • 3-December-2015

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    Searching for the inclusive growth tax grail: the distributional impact of growth enhancing tax reform in Ireland

    TThe economic literature suggests that a revenue-neutral shift of tax revenues from income taxes to property taxes would increase GDP per capita in the medium term. This paper analyses for Ireland the consequences of such a shift in the tax mix.

  • 3-December-2015

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    Taxes, income and economic mobility in Ireland: new evidence from tax records data

    This paper analyses income inequality in Ireland using a new panel dataset based on the administrative tax records of the Revenue Commissioners for Ireland.

  • 1-December-2015

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    Switzerland: Focus on lifting productivity to guarantee future prosperity

    Switzerland’s recent economic performance has been impressive, but with growth now slowing new reforms will be necessary to maintain high levels of prosperity and ensure future well-being, according to the latest OECD Economic Survey of Switzerland.

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  • 25-November-2015

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    Chile: Improving opportunities for all is key to a more inclusive and productive economy

    A long period of economic expansion in Chile has raised living standards and dramatically reduced poverty, but more needs to be done now to ensure that the country is in a position to move to a stronger, more inclusive and sustainable growth path, according to the latest OECD Economic Survey of Chile.

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  • 20-November-2015

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    The negative effect of regulatory divergence on foreign direct investment

    The determinants of foreign direct investment (FDI) are explored with gravity models, using a Poisson estimator and a linear estimator, both with fixed effects.

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  • 19-November-2015

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    GDP Growth - Third quarter 2015, OECD

    OECD GDP growth slows to 0.4% in the third quarter of 2015

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  • 18-November-2015

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    Institutions of Intergovernmental Fiscal Relations - Challenges Ahead

    Intergovernmental fiscal institutions are the overarching framework for relations across government levels. They comprise the constitutional set up of a country; the division of power between government levels; the prevalence of fiscal rules across government levels; intergovernmental budget frameworks; the role of independent bodies such as fiscal councils in shaping fiscal relations; the inter-ministerial organisation of fiscal decision making; and other framework conditions shaping intergovernmental fiscal relations and fiscal policy. This book brings together academics and practitioners dealing with or being involved in shaping the institutions of intergovernmental fiscal relations. It has an interdisciplinary focus and provides insight from various academic or practitioners’ fields: economists, political scientists, budget management specialists and others.
     

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