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  • 10-March-2016

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    Tackling poverty and inequality in Greece is crucial to recovery from crisis

    Boosting economic growth and investment to create jobs, improve the stability of public finances and provide an effective social safety net are crucial to help Greece recover from the profound social costs of the economic crisis, says the OECD in its latest report.

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  • 9-March-2016

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    The drivers of public health spending: integrating policies and institutions

    This paper investigates the impact of policies and institutions on health expenditures for a large panel of OECD countries for the period 2000-10.

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  • 3-March-2016

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    Economic Survey of the Netherlands 2016

    Following a period of muted economic activity in the wake of the global downturn, growth has picked up since 2014, and gross domestic product (GDP) has recently overtaken its pre-crisis peak.

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  • 3-March-2016

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    Monetary policy and inequality

    This paper analyses two-way interactions between monetary policy and inequality in selected advanced economies. In the context of a highly accommodative monetary stance over recent years, the analysis focuses on the effects of monetary policy on inequality over the business cycle via its impacts on returns on assets, the cost of debt servicing and asset prices.

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  • 24-February-2016

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    Global economy urgently needs a stronger and more coherent policy response to promote robust and inclusive growth

    Policymakers need to deploy broad-based reform plans that incorporate monetary, fiscal, and structural policies to stimulate persistently weak demand, re-launch productivity growth, create jobs and build a more inclusive global economy, according to the OECD’s annual Going for Growth report.

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  • 19-February-2016

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    Raising public spending efficiency in Switzerland

    Despite having low government spending, Switzerland scores highly in various public policy outcomes, including health, education and transportation. But, as the population grows and ages, efficiency of public spending will have to rise to maintain low tax rates.

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  • 18-February-2016

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    Policies to tame the housing cycle in Switzerland

    High house prices are being supported by very low interest rates, immigration-fuelled population growth and smaller family units, while demand is being bolstered by mortgage interest tax deductibility and institutional investors.

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  • 18-February-2016

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    Public spending efficiency in the OECD: benchmarking health care, education and general administration

    This paper uses data envelopment analysis (DEA) to assess the efficiency of welfare spending in a sample of OECD countries around 2012, focussing on health care, secondary education and general public services.

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  • 18-February-2016

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    Elusive global growth outlook requires urgent policy response

    Achieving strong growth in the global economy remains elusive, with only a modest recovery in advanced economies and slower activity in emerging markets, according to the OECD’s latest Interim Economic Outlook.

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  • 15-February-2016

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    Costa Rica: Stronger and more inclusive growth will require new reforms

    Costa Rica has made impressive economic, social and environmental progress, but further institutional and policy reforms will be necessary to ensure stronger and more inclusive growth, according to the first-ever OECD Economic Assessment of Costa Rica.

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