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  • 14-January-2015

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    Colombia needs a comprehensive tax reform to boost investment and diversify the economy, OECD says

    The Colombian economy has done remarkably well over the last decade, consistently ranking among the fastest-growing countries in Latin America, but a comprehensive tax reform that promotes investment and diversifies the economy is now needed to put the country on a path toward stronger, sustainable and inclusive growth, according to the latest OECD Economic Survey of Colombia.

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  • 14-January-2015

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    Contributions to GDP growth: third quarter 2014, Quarterly National Accounts, OECD

    Private consumption main driver of OECD GDP growth in the third quarter of 2014

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  • 13-January-2015

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    Challenges and opportunities of India’s manufacturing sector

    Stronger manufacturing would increase productivity and make growth more inclusive, while contributing to improved current account balance. In particular, India should aim for more formal jobs, as these tend to be the most secure and of highest productivity.

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  • 13-January-2015

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    Improving health outcomes and health care in India

    With India’s low life expectancy largely reflecting deaths from preventable diseases, the most significant gains in health would come from population-wide preventive measures.

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  • 8-January-2015

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    Mexico has a unique opportunity to boost growth and share prosperity more widely, according to the OECD

    Mexico now has the chance to dramatically boost growth rates and resume convergence of its living standards towards those of advanced economies, reduce pervasive labour market informality and drive down high rates of poverty and income inequality.

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  • 6-January-2015

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    The heterogeneity of product market regulations

    This paper is making use of the OECD product market regulation (PMR) database to measure the heterogeneity of product market regulation across countries for the whole economy, for the main subcomponents of the PMR indicator and for the internet economy.

  • 6-January-2015

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    Implicit regulatory barriers in the EU Single Market: new empirical evidence from gravity models

    Beyond usual determinants of trade such as GDP, distance, contiguity, free trade areas and language, this analysis mainly focuses on the role of product market regulation stringency and heterogeneity, and on the role of employment protection.

  • 17-December-2014

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    New tax and expenditure elasticity estimates for EU budget surveillance

    This paper estimates the elasticities of government revenue and expenditure items with respect to the output gap for European Union (EU) countries. These elasticities are used by the European Commission, as part of the EU fiscal surveillance process, to calculate the semi-elasticity of the budget balance as a percentage of GDP with respect to the output gap.

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  • 16-December-2014

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    Economic Survey of Australia 2014

    The economy is adjusting to the post mining-boom era. Long-term prosperity requires macroeconomic policy settings and structural reforms to focus on ensuring a successful rebalancing of economic activity towards non-resource sectors.

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  • 12-December-2014

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    Can pro-growth policies lift all boats? An analysis based on household disposable income

    In a majority of OECD countries, GDP growth over the past three decades has been associated with growing income disparities. To shed some lights on the potential sources of trade-offs between growth and equity, this paper investigates the long-run impact of structural reforms on GDP per capita and household income distribution.

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