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  • 22-February-2010

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    Sub-central governments and the economic crisis: impact and policy responses

    The world is recovering from the worst crisis since the Great Depression, leaving a strong and lasting impact on Member countries’ public finances. This paper analyses how sub-central governments are affected and how fiscal policy has reacted in the first months after the outbreak of the crisis.

  • 10-February-2010

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    Going for Growth 2010 Chapter 5: A Family Affair: Intergenerational Social Mobility across OECD Countries

    This chapter assesses recent cross-country patterns in intergenerational social mobility and examines the role that public policies play in affecting mobility.

  • 27-January-2010

    English

    Economic Survey of Chile 2010: Fiscal policies for enhanced resilience and equity

    This chapter suggests ways to further bolster the economy’s resilience against shocks by sharpening the fiscal rule in copper price booms, while making room to relax it more in severe downturns.

  • 26-January-2010

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    The automobile industry in and beyond the crisis

    This paper considers the role of the automobile industry in the current cycle. It shows that the industry is economically important and its cycle is intertwined with business cycles.

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  • 18-December-2009

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    How to reform the Belgian tax system to enhance economic growth

    Individual elements in the Belgian tax system affect the growth process through different channels and to a varying degree.

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  • 18-December-2009

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    Fiscal federalism in Belgium: Main challenges and considerations for reform

    The paper discusses the current state of fiscal relations across levels of government in Belgium and how it has developed over time.

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  • 10-December-2009

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    Health-care reform in Japan: controlling costs, improving quality and ensuring equity

    Japan’s health-care system has provided universal access to care and contributed to the outstanding health status of the Japanese. Public spending has been kept below the OECD average through high co-payment rates and reductions in medical fees.

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  • 1-December-2009

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    Prudential regulation and competition in financial markets

    This paper examines how a range of stability-oriented regulatory policies for banking and insurance are related to selected stability and competition outcomes in these sectors.

  • 26-November-2009

    English

    Keeping Slovenian public finances on a sustainable path

    This paper examines various aspects of fiscal policy in Slovenia, in particular fiscal consolidation, pension reform, efficiency of government spending and the tax system.

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  • 4-November-2009

    English

    Economic Survey of Ireland 2009: Rebuilding the public finances

    The fiscal consolidation challenge for Ireland is severe, the underlying budget balance having moved abruptly from surplus to a large deficit.

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