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5-October-2004

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Economic Survey of Finland 2004

Over the last decade, the growth performance of the Finnish economy has been among the most impressive in the OECD, but key challenges need to be addressed to broaden and enhance growth potential, raise the employment rate, and ensure the sustainability of public finances.

5-August-2004

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Economic Survey - Germany 2004: Linking fiscal consolidation to public sector reform

Is fiscal consolidation ambitious enough? How can public sector reform make fiscal policy more effective? Does the tax system need further reform? Can the efficiency of health and long-term care spending be raised? Should pension reform continue?

7-July-2004

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16-June-2004

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Enhancing Income Convergence in Central Europe after EU Accession (Economics Department Working Paper 392)

Despite the recent enlargement of the EU, Central Europe faces sluggish growth prospects, unless labour-market policies are made more job-friendly, as discussed in this working paper.

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1-June-2004

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Enhancing income convergence in Central Europe after EU accession, OECD Economic Outlook No. 75, ch. VII

OECD Economic Outlook No. 75, ch. VII. After nearly fifteen years of transition, the countries of Central Europe have entered the European Union on 1 May 2004. This chapter examines the consequences of this event for the four acceding countries that are members of the OECD (Czech Republic, Hungary, Poland and Slovak Republic).

1-June-2004

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Housing markets, wealth and the business cycle, OECD Economic Outlook No. 75, ch. IV

Chapter IV of the OECD Economic Outlook No. 75. Buoyant house prices give a greater boost to consumer spending in countries with more diversified mortgage markets. But distortions to the housing market, such as tax breaks, should be avoided to counter excessive price volatility.

1-June-2004

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The challenges of narrowing the US current account deficit, OECD Economic Outlook No. 75, ch. V

OECD Economic Outlook No. 75, chapter V. Narrowing the large current account deficit would require major changes to exchange rates, to fiscal policy or to the competitiveness of US exports - all of which would impose costs on the US and its on trading partners.

1-June-2004

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Asset price cycles, "one-off" factors and structural budget balances, OECD Economic Outlook No. 75, ch. VI

OECD Economic Outlook No. 75, chapter VI. A look at how stock market movements have affected government revenues in selected countries.

2-March-2004

English

Product Market Competition and Economic Performance in Hungary (Economics Department Working Papers 381)

This working paper is part of the OECD's 2004 Economic Survey for Hungary and is one of a series of reviews on competition issues across OECD member countries.

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7-January-2004

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Enhancing the cost effectiveness of public spending, EO74 ch.6

OECD Economic Outlook No. 74, Chapter 6. Curbing the growth in public spending and raising its effectiveness require reforms to the budget process, public management process and greater use of market signals.

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