Publications & Documents


  • 12-August-2008

    English

    Tax reform for efficiency and fairness in Canada

    In a context of fiscal surpluses,the Canadian government has been: markedly reducing corporate income and capital taxes; providing more personal tax relief especially at lower incomes and above all for saving; and cutting the federal value added tax (GST).

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  • 8-August-2008

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    Reaping the Benefits of Stronger Competition in Network Industries in Germany

    This working paper suggests that establishing stronger vertical separation between network access provision and potentially competitive services will be the main challenge for Germany going forward.

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  • 3-August-2008

    English

    The Political Economy of Reform: Implementing Policies for Change

    In his remarks delivered at the APEC Structural Reform Ministerial Meeting, Mr. Gurría explained that designing structural reform has been at the core of the OECD’s mission since its inception, to promote a better functioning of the global economy and raise living standards in member and partner countries. Now the OECD has gone one step further, trying to figure out how reform can be successfully implemented.

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  • 21-July-2008

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    Euro adoption by Slovakia: The challenges ahead

    An EDRC seminar took place on 9 July 2008, focussing on the implications of euro adoption for inflation and interest rates in the Slovak Republic, based on the experience of existing euro area countries.

  • 21-July-2008

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    The euro changeover in the Slovak Republic: Implications for inflation and interest rates

    An EDRC seminar took place on 9 July 2008, focussing on the implications of euro adoption for inflation and interest rates in the Slovak Republic, based on the experience of existing euro area countries.

  • 4-June-2008

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    The implications of supply-side uncertainties for economic policy

    To address the current issues, this chapter starts by looking at simple ways of estimating the possible impact of recent increases in real energy and capital costs on potential growth.

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  • 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.

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