Publications & Documents


  • 10-April-2009

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    The impact of monetary and commodity fundamentals, macro news and central bank communication on the exchange rate: Evidence from South Africa

    This paper studies drivers of high-frequency (daily) dynamics of the South African rand vis-à-vis the dollar from January 2001 to July 2007.

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  • 7-April-2009

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    Assessing the impacts of climate change: A literature review

    Climate change is expected to have significant implications for the world economy and for many areas of human activity. A main conclusion of the review is that there are large uncertainties, which are not fully reflected in existing estimates of global impacts of climate change in monetary units.

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  • 7-April-2009

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    Economic Policy Reforms: Going for Growth 2011: Country Notes

    Country Notes from OECD Economic Policy Reforms: Going for growth 2011 presenting OECD recommendations for structural reform priorities for individual countries.

  • 7-April-2009

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    Economic Survey of Finland 2010: Paving the way for sustainable public finances

    The costs of the recession and ageing are a challenge to fiscal sustainability. The estimated fiscal sustainability gap has increased from 3 to 8% of GDP due to a sizeable permanent stimulus and lower potential output. A consolidation plan should be articulated now...

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  • 3-April-2009

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    Improving the efficiency of health care spending: what can be learnt from partial and selected analyses of hospital performance?

    This paper relies on selected evidence to compare hospital efficiency in a sub-set of OECD countries, based on three different approaches relying on.

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  • 3-April-2009

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    Globalisation and employment in the OECD

    This article reviews some of the possible changes that may occur in the national labour markets of many OECD countries as a result of the internationalisation of production by multinational companies.

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  • 3-April-2009

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    The contribution of economic geography to GDP per capita

    Fiscal equalisation is a transfer of fiscal resources across jurisdictions to offset disparities in revenue raising capacity or public service cost. It covers on average 2.5% of GDP or 5% of total government expenditure across OECD countries.

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  • 3-April-2009

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    The incidence of carbon pricing: Norway, Russia and the Middle East

    Russia, Norway and the Middle East are three regions that have distinct histories in energy policies.

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  • 3-April-2009

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    Publicly provided services and the distribution of households’ economic resources

    Conventional income distribution statistics subtract taxes from household income but do not take into account the distributional effects of the services financed through these taxes.

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  • 3-April-2009

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    Globalisation and OECD consumer price inflation

    Over the past 25 years inflation has moderated considerably in all OECD economies. At the same time, the production of many goods and services has become increasingly internationalised and the level of trade between the OECD and non-OECD economies has risen markedly.

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