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  • 3-March-2009

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    Economic Policy Reforms: Going for Growth 2009 - Turkey 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 Turkey.

  • 3-March-2009

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    Economic Policy Reforms: Going for Growth 2009 - Hungary 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 Hungary.

  • 3-March-2009

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    Economic Policy Reforms: Going for Growth 2009 - Portugal 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 Portugal.

  • 27-February-2009

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    Fiscal Convergence, Business Cycle Volatility and Growth

    This paper analyzes the effects of fiscal convergence on business cycle volatility and growth. Our empirical results are economically and statistically significant, and robust.

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  • 27-February-2009

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    Taking stock of existing structural policy and outcome indicators

    This paper reviews and assesses in terms of availability, reliability and transparency existing policy and outcome indicators that have been found to be linked both directly and indirectly to economic growth and living standards.

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  • 27-February-2009

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    Stabilization Effects of Social Spending: Empirical Evidence from a Panel of OECD Countries

    The aim of this paper is to assess the ability of social spending to smooth output shocks and to provide stabilization. The results show that overall social spending is able to smooth about 16 percent of a shock to GDP.

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  • 24-February-2009

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    Financial market stability in the European Union: Enhancing regulation and supervision

    Although the European authorities should be commended for the progress they have made in updating and improving frameworks and responding to the financial turmoil, more can be done.

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  • 24-February-2009

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    Boosting productivity in Korea’s service sector

    Increasing productivity growth in the service sector, which accounts for 67% of employment and 58% of value added in Korea, is essential to sustain high potential growth.

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  • 24-February-2009

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    Overcoming the Financial Crisis in the United States

    The global financial crisis that emerged in mid 2007 has caused considerable economic disruptions in the United States and elsewhere, and exposed major flaws in the global financial system.

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  • 24-February-2009

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    Reforming the tax system in Korea to promote economic growth and cope with rapid population ageing

    Korea has one of the lowest tax burdens in the OECD area, reflecting its small public sector. However, rapid population ageing will put upward pressure on government spending.

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