Publications & Documents


  • 9-February-2011

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    Government budgets: Save or spend?

    A heated debate between Princeton University economist Paul Krugman and Harvard economic historian Niall Ferguson was a highlight of the 11th World Knowledge Forum*-held in Seoul, Korea from 12-14 October-and among the conference's most attended sessions.

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  • 2-February-2011

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    Increasing public sector efficiency in Slovakia

    Raising efficiency in tax collection (notably VAT) is urgently needed, plans to unify the collection of tax and social security contributions should be implemented swiftly and drawing on EU funds needs to become more efficient.

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  • 2-February-2011

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    Policies towards a sustainable use of water in Spain

    The limits for extraction of natural resources have largely been reached and climate change is expected to continue lowering natural water endowments markedly in future especially in dry areas of the country

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  • 2-February-2011

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    Raising education outcomes in Switzerland

    Public spending per pupil on pre-primary education is low in international comparison whereas spending on tertiary academic education per graduate is among the highest in the OECD.

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  • 1-February-2011

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    Stability And Growth: What Role For EU Cohesion Policy?

    The European Union faces serious challenges today, with public finances in poor shape, weak long-term growth prospects and an unemployment level close to 10%. In this context, the regional policy can play a crucial role to unleash the growth potential of our economies, says OECD Secretary-General.

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  • 27-January-2011

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    WORLD ECONOMY: Getting it right in 2011

    How can the economic recovery be strengthened while laying the foundations for a stronger, cleaner and fairer world? As decision-makers gather in Davos, OECD Secretary-General Angel Gurría highlights key challenges for the year ahead.

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  • 24-January-2011

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    Housing markets and structural policies in OECD countries

    This paper compares a number of housing policies such as housing taxation, land use and rental regulations and social housing policies for OECD countries relying on new data.

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  • 24-January-2011

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    The price responsiveness of housing supply in OECD countries

    The responsiveness of housing supply to changes in prices bears important implications for the evolution of housing prices and the speed of adjustment of housing markets.

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  • 24-January-2011

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    The GDP impact of reform: a simple simulation framework

    This paper presents a framework to assess the impact of a wide range of structural policy reforms on GDP per capita at various horizons by linking together previous empirical studies mostly carried out by the OECD.

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  • 24-January-2011

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    Raising potential growth after the crisis: A quantitative assessment of the potential gains from various structural reforms in the OECD area and beyond

    This paper provides an illustrative assessment of the impacts on potential GDP over a 5 to 10-year horizon of structural reform scenarios in the areas of product and labour markets, relying on existing OECD empirical studies.

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