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  • 27-July-2016

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    Boosting productivity through greater small business dynamism in Canada

    Small business dynamism is a feature of an SME sector that contributes to overall productivity growth, not an end in itself.

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  • 27-July-2016

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    Estimating the distributional impact of the Greek crisis (2009-2014)

    This paper analyses the effects of the Greek crisis on inequality and poverty in 2009-2014 using the micro-simulation model EUROMOD.

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  • 26-July-2016

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    The short-term impact of product market reforms: a cross-country firm-level analysis

    This paper analyses the effects of product market reforms in the short and medium term across 10 regulated industries and 18 advanced economies for the period 1998-2013 using internationally comparable firm-level data based on Orbis.

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  • 26-July-2016

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    The effects of reform scenarios for unemployment benefits and social assistance on financial incentives to work and poverty in Lithuania

    In 2015 the Lithuanian government launched an ambitious Social Model reform agenda aimed at balancing flexibility of the labour market and security provided through the system of social protection.

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  • 26-July-2016

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    Insolvency regimes and productivity growth: a framework for analysis

    This paper develops an analytical framework to identify the policies relevant for firm exit and the channels through which they shape aggregate productivity growth.

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  • 26-July-2016

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    Growing together: making Lithuania’s convergence process more inclusive

    Although Lithuania’s growth has been impressive, inequality is high, the risk of poverty is one of the highest of European countries, and life expectancy is comparatively low and strongly dependent on socio-economic background.

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  • 26-July-2016

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    Scaling new heights: achievements and future challenges for productivity convergence in Lithuania

    GDP per capita in Lithuania rose from one third to two thirds of the OECD average level between 1995 and 2014, despite internal and external crises. Productivity catch-up was critical to this process, although the level of labour productivity also remains around one-third below the OECD average.

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  • 19-July-2016

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    Tackling the three main challenges in Costa Rica: fiscal reform, reverting the slowdown in productivity and reducing inequality

    Costa Rica’s economic, social and environmental achievements are impressive. It has succeeded in combining rising living standards, virtually universal health care, pension and primary education systems with sustainable use of natural resources.

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  • 15-July-2016

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    Turkey: Challenging times call for pushing ahead with economic reform

    Turkey’s economy has proven remarkably resilient in the face of a challenging global economic context. However, further action can be taken to raise productivity and advance the shift to a more balanced, sustainable and stronger growth path that will boost living standards for the entire population, according to the latest OECD Economic Survey of Turkey.

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  • 12-July-2016

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    Leveraging R&D and innovation policies to foster productivity in Czech Republic

    Productivity catch-up along with deeper integration into the global economy played a central role in the convergence of the Czech incomes toward OECD countries before the 2008 financial crisis.

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