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  • 21-March-2009

    English

    Beyond the crisis: for a stronger, cleaner, fairer world economy

    In his speech delivered at the China Development Forum, Mr. Gurría described the OECD strategic response to the crisis. Stronger means making our economies more resilient and able to deliver durable benefits in terms of material well-being. Cleaner is not only in the sense of environmentally sustainable, but also addressing the “darker” side of globalisation, issues like money laundering, corruption and tax evasion that impede us from

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  • 20-March-2009

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    Government consumption volatility and the size of nations

    The aim of this paper is to analyze the relation between the volatility of government consumption and country size. The results are robust to different time and country samples, different econometric techniques and to several sets of control variables.

  • 17-March-2009

    English

    The effects of population structure on employment and productivity

    This paper assesses the quantitative importance of the working-age population broken down by age, gender and education in explaining differences in employment and productivity levels across countries.

  • 16-March-2009

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    Switzerland - external links to macroeconomic reports and data

    External links to: recent economic data; current interest rates and exchange rates; latest macroeconomic reports; current outlook and projections; government budget information; speeches; relevant sites.

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  • 16-March-2009

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    Infrastructure and growth: empirical evidence

    Investment in network infrastructure can boost long-term economic growth in OECD countries. Moreover, infrastructure investment can have a positive effect on growth that goes beyond the effect of the capital stock.

  • 16-March-2009

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    Infrastructure investment: links to growth and the role of public policies

    Investment in network infrastructure – the energy, water, transport and telecommunication networks –which performs a vital role for the functioning of the economy, can contribute to raising growth and social welfare. But more is not always better.

  • 9-March-2009

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    Adjusting housing policies in Slovakia in light of Euro adoption

    A characteristic feature of the Slovak housing market, and a consequence of the privatization programme initiated in the early 1990s, is the virtual absence of a private rental market.

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  • 9-March-2009

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    Raising the flexibility of the Slovak economy during the catch-up phase

    As in other catch-up countries inflation is likely to stay high going forward due to nominal convergence in Slovakia.

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  • 9-March-2009

    English

    Achieving fiscal flexibility and safeguarding sustainability - The case of Slovakia

    Euro Area entry calls for more fiscal flexibility to absorb cyclical shocks that cannot be dealt with by the common monetary policy. At the same time fiscal consolidation must not be put at risk, especially given rising ageing related costs.

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  • 9-March-2009

    English

    The macroeconomic consequences of banking crises in OECD countries

    This paper examines the characteristics of downturns and subsequent recoveries following past banking crises in OECD countries as well as evidence of any effects on potential output growth.

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