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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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  • 10-February-2016

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    Household debt in OECD countries: stylised facts and policy issues

    This paper offers an overview of developments in household debt over the past decades across a large sample of OECD countries, highlighting both common trends and country specificities. It examines the vulnerabilities associated with high household debt for households, the financial system and the wider economy.

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  • 8-February-2016

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    Composite Leading Indicators (CLI), OECD, February 2016

    Mixed outlook across major emerging economies but stable growth momentum in the OECD area

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  • 2-February-2016

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    Consumer Prices, OECD - Updated: 2 February 2016

    OECD annual inflation picks up to 0.9% in December 2015

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  • 31-January-2016

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    Israel’s economy is sound but it urgently needs to address productivity, inequality and poverty

    Israel’s economy has strong fundamentals, but the country needs to address productivity, inequality and poverty if it wants to improve well-being and reduce socio-economic divides, according to the OECD’s latest Economic Survey of Israel.

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  • 28-January-2016

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    Finland: Structural reforms needed to boost growth and employment

    Finland enjoys a high level of income and well-being, but the economy has weakened and new reforms will be necessary to restart growth, boost productivity increase employment and restore competitiveness, according to the latest OECD Economic Survey of Finland.

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