Publications & Documents


  • 15-December-2010

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    Minimising risks from imbalances in European banking

    The euro area financial system took excessive risks during the global credit boom, which in some countries led to an unsustainable increase in credit, higher asset prices and housing booms.

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  • 15-December-2010

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    Resolving and avoiding unsustainable imbalances in the euro area

    Some euro area countries accumulated large and persistent external imbalances during the upswing, revealing important weaknesses in the macroeconomic management of the monetary union.

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  • 15-December-2010

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    Improving fiscal performance through fiscal councils

    There is growing interest in the role of independent fiscal institutions, or fiscal councils, in helping to improve fiscal performance.

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  • 14-December-2010

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    Fiscal decentralisation and public investment: The experience of Latin America

    Despite large differences across countries, Latin America’s average investment-to-GDP ratio and the overall quality of infrastructure in the region are relatively low by international comparison.

  • 14-December-2010

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    Does fiscal decentralisation strengthen social capital? Cross-country evidence and the experiences of Brazil and Indonesia

    This paper tests the hypothesis that, by giving people more voice in the government decision-making process, fiscal decentralisation fosters social capital, measured in terms of interpersonal trust.

  • 12-December-2010

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    The fiscal challenge

    The recent economic crisis inflicted substantial damage on the public finances of many countries around the world. Meanwhile, growth remains largely subdued. How can governments restore public finances while promoting economic growth?”

  • 12-December-2010

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    Fixing finance: Few easy answers

    The financial system has still not fully recovered. Major questions remain over how banks operate and are regulated. The solutions must be found, argues William R. White, Chair of the OECD Economic and Development Review Committee.

  • 12-December-2010

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    Going for new growth

    OECD countries need growth if they are to emerge from the crisis and create jobs. But where will that growth come from? Also, with challenges such as climate change and global development, how can cleaner, smarter economic activity be unleashed?

  • 12-December-2010

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    Building the new future

    “We cannot return to business-as-usual” has been a constant refrain since the economic crisis started. How can new growth sources be tapped? What about fighting poverty, and ensuring food and energy supplies while safeguarding our planet? OECD experts discuss the issues.

  • 10-December-2010

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    Tackling the budget problem

    Public debt in the OECD area is fast approaching 100% of GDP, as the financial and economic crisis badly deteriorated government budgets. A concerted move towards more balanced budgets is needed, while preparing the ground for economic growth.

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