Publications & Documents


  • 19-May-2008

    English

    Moving Towards More Sustainable Healthcare Financing in Germany

    The aim of the recent healthcare reform was to increase the sustainability of healthcare finances, by reducing its negative impact on employment and increasing cost-effectiveness via enhanced competition, as discussed in this working paper.

  • 19-May-2008

    English

    Improving Education Outcomes in Germany

    This working paper suggests that while student achievement is above the OECD average in science and at the OECD average in reading and math according to the 2006 PISA study, weaker students tend to do badly by international comparison.

  • 15-May-2008

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    Housing permits as an advance indicator of housing investment

    This note reports empirical work to quantify the relationship between permits and housing investment.

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  • 8-May-2008

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    Entrepreneurship and innovation are engines of economic growth, OECD workshop concludes

    A three-day international workshop on innovation and the global impact of high-growth small and medium-sized firms (SMEs), organized by OECD with the Kauffman Foundation in Kansas City, hailed entrepreneurship and the fast growth of innovative small firms as the engines of economic growth.

  • 25-April-2008

    English

    Monetary policies and inflation targeting in emerging economies

    Several emerging-market economies have adopted inflation targeting as their institutional framework for conducting monetary policy. This volume focuses on the experiences of Brazil, Chile, Czech Republic, Indonesia, South Africa, and Turkey.

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  • 25-April-2008

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    Regulation of financial systems and economic growth

    This paper examines whether regulation that is more conducive to competitive and efficient financial systems has a significant positive impact on sectoral output and productivity growth in a sample of 25 OECD countries. More specifically, following a methodology used by Rajan and Zingales (1998), the paper tests whether industries that depend more heavily on external sources of funding tend to grow faster in countries that have more

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  • 25-April-2008

    English

    Monetary policies and inflation targeting in emerging economies: Executive Summary

    Monetary policies and inflation targeting in emerging economies: Executive Summary. Several emerging-market economies have adopted inflation targeting as their institutional framework for conducting monetary policy.

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  • 25-April-2008

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    The drivers of public expenditure on health and long-term care: An integrated approach

    This paper proposes a framework for projecting public health and long-term care expenditures. It considers demographic and other (non-demographic) drivers of expenditures. The paper extends demographic drivers by incorporating death-related costs and the health status of the population. Concerning health care, the projections incorporate income and the effects of technology cum relative prices. For long-term care, the effects of

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  • 17-March-2008

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    Remarks by Jørgen Elmeskov, OECD Acting Chief Economist at the OECD/IMF conference on structural reform in Europe

    Remarks by Jørgen Elmeskov, OECD Acting Chief Economist at the OECD/IMF conference on structural reform in Europe on 17 March 2008.

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  • 4-March-2008

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    Economic Policy Reforms: Going for Growth 2009 - United States Country Note

    This note, taken from Chapter 3 of Economic Policy Reforms: Going for Growth 2009, contains information about the progress in implementing reforms in line with the 2008 priorities for the United States.

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