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  • 27-May-2010

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    A framework for assessing green growth policies

    This paper proposes an analytical framework for assessing policies that will contribute to a better integration of environmental externalities in the pursuit of economic efficiency and growth objectives.

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  • 26-May-2010

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    Making Reform Happen - Lessons from OECD Countries

    OECD countries have made significant reform progress in recent decades, in fields as diverse as competition policy, health care and the environment. How have they done it? And why have reforms advanced in some places and stalled in others? This collection of essays analyses the reform experiences of the 30 OECD countries in nine major policy domains in order to identify lessons, pitfalls and strategies that may help foster policy reform in the future. While taking full account of the tremendous differences in the political and institutional settings in which these reforms were undertaken, the authors highlight a number of common challenges and potential solutions that hold good across both countries and issue areas. They show that the scope for cross-national policy learning is enormous.

    The importance of such reform lessons is all the greater in the wake of the global financial and economic crisis. As OECD governments confront the challenge of trying to restore public finances to health without undermining the recovery, they will need to pursue a careful mix of fiscal policies and growth-enhancing structural reforms. Designing, adopting and implementing such a policy mix will require the crafting of effective reforms and effective strategies for implementing them.

  • 26-May-2010

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    The effects of fiscal policy on output: A DSGE analysis

    This paper examines the effects of fiscal policy on output in the euro area.

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  • 26-May-2010

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  • 26-May-2010

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    Health care systems: efficiency and institutions

    This paper presents a set of indicators to assess health care system performance. It also presents new comparative data on health care policies and institutions for OECD countries.

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  • 26-May-2010

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    EO87 Chapter 6: Counter-cyclical economic policy

    Special Chapter from Economic Outlook 87, May 2010

  • 26-May-2010

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    EO87 Chapter 5: Return to work after the crisis

    Special Chapter from Economic Outlook 87, May 2010

  • 26-May-2010

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    Counter-cyclical economic policy: Economics Department Policy Note No. 1

    OECD's recommendations on how to decide on appropriate policy in the face of an economic disturbance.

  • 24-May-2010

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    Economy: easy credit, welfare threaten new economic crisis, warns OECD Committee chair

    Are the policies that governments have put in place to stabilise the global economy and restore growth sowing the seeds for a new economic crisis? While more welfare spending and easier credit can temporarily help to shore up economic activity, they could in the medium term make the problems that caused the current crisis worse, argues William White, chair of the OECD’s Economic Development and Review Committee.

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  • 22-May-2010

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    Greece at a Glance - Policies for a Sustainable Recovery

    Drawing on the OECD’s expertise in comparing country experiences and identifying best practices, this book summarises OECD’s policy advice for Greece in a wide variety of policy areas. It proposes a strategy to correct imbalances and modernize the economy, accompanied by action plans in public administration and budgets; pensions; the governance of state owned enterprises; tax policies; employment and social policy; education; new sources of growth, innovation and green growth; competition; and the complex political economy problems associated with reforms in the public sector.

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