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This chapter begins by reviewing, for a number of OECD economies, macro-economic developments in household balance sheets and incomes over the past two decades. It then examines micro-level information to provide a more recent cross-sectional snapshot of the household sector.
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Fiscal consolidation is required in most OECD countries. This chapter presents evidence on the factors that in the past were associated with successful consolidation and with the preservation of those gains.
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This chapter provides a synthesis of the work undertaken by the Economics Department on the economic effects of globalisation, while also draws on other OECD and non-OECD research.
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Economic Outlook No. 79, Chapter 3. This special chapter addresses the following questions: How much will ageing boost public health and long-term care expenditures over the next 50 years? What other factors influence spending and how are they likely to evolve? Which role could policies play in containing future spending pressures?
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Economic Outlook No. 78, Chapter III. Real house prices increased unusually rapidly in recent years. This paper examines several aspects of the current episode which are unique and the role of fundamentals in determining prices.
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The impact of tax-favoured retirement saving on government budget projections compared across countries. OECD Economic Studies No. 39.
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Household level evidence from the United States and the United Kingdom on the effectiveness of tax favours in boosting retirement saving. OECD Economic Studies No. 39.
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The role of tax-favoured retirement saving for long-term sustainability of public finances in the Netherlands. OECD Economic Studies No. 39.
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Assessing the effectiveness of tax favours in stimulating retirement saving based on European cross-country evidence and reform events. OECD Economic Studies No. 39.
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Economic Outlook No. 77, Chapter IV. What are the potential uses of core inflation measures? How informative are alternative variants thereof? What do they imply about underlying inflation in the current situation?