Publications & Documents


  • 28-September-2007

    English

    Boosting Austria's Innovation Performance

    This working paper discusses Austria’s innovation performance, its innovation policies, and general framework conditions for innovation and growth.

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  • 10-August-2007

    English

    Meeting the Challenges of Decentralisation in France

    Despite France’s previously well deserved reputation as a highly centralised state, a significant number of responsibilities have been devolved to regional and local government over the past two decades. The process has not been easy, as is discussed in this working paper.

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  • 9-August-2007

    English

    Combating Poverty and Social Exclusion in France (Economics Department Working Paper No. 569)

    Reducing poverty and social exclusion is an important objective for all French governments. Even though conventionally measured poverty is in fact lower than in most other countries, it is still higher than can be easily accepted.

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  • 9-August-2007

    English

    Enhancing Incentives to Improve Performance in the Education System in France

    The French education system has a mixed record. A generally very successful pre school and primary school level contrasts with underfunded public universities with high dropout rates which exist alongside very successful higher education institutions for elites, as discussed in this working paper.

  • 16-July-2007

    English

    Family Policy in Hungary: How to Improve the Reconciliation Between Work and Family?

    This working paper looks at how to shift the policy focus towards reconciling work and family life. Reasons for under-provision in childcare by local governments are discussed and recommendations for further central-government intervention to improve supply are made.

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  • 16-July-2007

    English

    Encouraging Sub-national Government Efficiency in Hungary (Economics Department Working Paper 565)

    This working paper looks at the challenges facing Hungary's counties and municipalities in modernising local infrastructures as well as dealing with cutbacks to administrative overheads and tough decisions in public services.

  • 24-May-2007

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    OECD Economic Outlook No. 80 Special Chapter: Has the rise in debt made household more vulnerable?

    This chapter begins by reviewing, for a number of OECD economies, macro-economic developments in household balance sheets and incomes over the past two decades. It then examines micro-level information to provide a more recent cross-sectional snapshot of the household sector.

  • 24-May-2007

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    OECD Economic Outlook No. 81 Special Chapter: Fiscal consolidation: lessons from past experiences

    Fiscal consolidation is required in most OECD countries. This chapter presents evidence on the factors that in the past were associated with successful consolidation and with the preservation of those gains.

  • 24-May-2007

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    OECD Economic Outlook No. 81 Special Chapter: Making the most of globalisation

    This chapter provides a synthesis of the work undertaken by the Economics Department on the economic effects of globalisation, while also draws on other OECD and non-OECD research.

  • 13-February-2007

    English

    Economic Policy Reforms: Going for Growth 2007

    Across the OECD, governments are seeking to undertake structural reforms to strengthen their economic growth. Based on a broad set of indicators of structural policies and performance, Going for Growth 2007 takes stock of the recent progress made in implementing policy reforms and identifies, for each OECD country, five policy priorities to lift growth. It calls for reforms in areas such as product and labour market regulation,

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