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10-August-2007

English

Meeting the Challenges of Decentralisation in France

Despite France’s previously well deserved reputation as a highly centralised state, a significant number of responsibilities have been devolved to regional and local government over the past two decades. The process has not been easy, as is discussed in this working paper.

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9-August-2007

English

Combating Poverty and Social Exclusion in France (Economics Department Working Paper No. 569)

Reducing poverty and social exclusion is an important objective for all French governments. Even though conventionally measured poverty is in fact lower than in most other countries, it is still higher than can be easily accepted.

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9-August-2007

English

Enhancing Incentives to Improve Performance in the Education System in France

The French education system has a mixed record. A generally very successful pre school and primary school level contrasts with underfunded public universities with high dropout rates which exist alongside very successful higher education institutions for elites, as discussed in this working paper.

16-July-2007

English

Family Policy in Hungary: How to Improve the Reconciliation Between Work and Family?

This working paper looks at how to shift the policy focus towards reconciling work and family life. Reasons for under-provision in childcare by local governments are discussed and recommendations for further central-government intervention to improve supply are made.

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16-July-2007

English

Encouraging Sub-national Government Efficiency in Hungary (Economics Department Working Paper 565)

This working paper looks at the challenges facing Hungary's counties and municipalities in modernising local infrastructures as well as dealing with cutbacks to administrative overheads and tough decisions in public services.

13-July-2007

German, , 275kb

Wirtschaftsbericht Österreich, 2007

Österreich besetzt einen Platz unter den leistungsstärksten Volkswirtschaften. Die Osterweiterung der Europäischen Union hat der Wirtschaft neue Impulse verliehen, und Österreich gehört zu den bedeutendsten Investoren in den benachbarten EU-Mitgliedstaaten sowie in Südosteuropa. Der Lebensstandard und die Erwerbsquoten insgesamt sind hoch, während das Armutsrisiko niedrig ist. Die sehr offene österreichische Volkswirtschaft profitiert

24-May-2007

English, , 769kb

OECD Economic Outlook No. 80 Special Chapter: Has the rise in debt made household more vulnerable?

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.

24-May-2007

English, , 204kb

OECD Economic Outlook No. 81 Special Chapter: Fiscal consolidation: lessons from past experiences

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.

24-May-2007

English, , 296kb

OECD Economic Outlook No. 81 Special Chapter: Making the most of globalisation

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.

22-May-2007

Hungarian, , 147kb

Economic Survey of Hungary, 2007 - Summary in Hungarian

A politika jelenleg a költségvetési konszolidáció körül forog Magyarországon. A Kormány 4 évre szóló ambiciózus konszolidációs programba kezdett azt követően, hogy a 2006-os választási évben ismételten csúcsra jutott az államháztartás hiánya (a GDP 9,2 %-a). Az azonnali bevételnövelő és kiadáscsökkentő intézkedések időlegesen visszafogják a növekedést. Mindazonáltal, ha minden a tervek szerint alakul, a kormányprogram - hosszabb távon

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