Publications & Documents


  • 6-June-2011

    English

    Towards a better understanding of the informal economy

    This paper critically reviews the current state of cross-country research on informality and discusses how existing data sources can be more effectively employed and extended to shed light on the link between public policies and informality.

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  • 1-June-2011

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    A Framework for Growth and Social Cohesion in Korea

    Drawing on the OECD’s expertise in comparing country experiences and identifying best practices, the Better Policies series tailors the OECD’s policy advice to the specific and timely priorities of member and partner countries, focusing on how governments can make reform happen.
  • 31-May-2011

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    Housing policies in France

    Housing policies in France are designed to meet several objectives. They consist primarily in ensuring that all households have housing that corresponds to their needs and financial means.

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  • 31-May-2011

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    Adjusting fiscal balances for asset price cycles

    This paper develops a method for adjusting structural budget balances for asset price cycles and presents estimates of structural budget balances corrected for house-price and equity-price cycles for OECD countries.

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  • 31-May-2011

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    Improving the functioning of the housing market in the United Kingdom

    A well-functioning housing market is essential for economic prosperity and well-being.

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  • 25-May-2011

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    EO89 Special Chapter: Getting the most out of international capital flows

    Increasing international capital flows can support long-term income growth through a better international allocation of saving and investment.

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  • 25-May-2011

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    EO89 Special Chapter: Medium and long-term developments: Challenges and risks

    The recovery is projected to strengthen in the near term, but there are concerns about the longer-term legacy of the crisis, particularly because of the emergence of unsustainable fiscal imbalances as well as the possible damage to long-term growth prospects.

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  • 25-May-2011

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    Understanding the recent surge in the accumulation of international reserves

    This paper looks at the empirical determinates of foreign currency reserve holdings across a panel of around 130 countries between 1980 and 2008.

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  • 25-May-2011

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    EO89: Persistence of high unemployment: what risks? what policies?

    Given the slack remaining in economic activity and labour utilisation, together with still-anchored inflation expectations, aggregate demand policies have a role to play in supporting the economic recovery and stimulate jobs.

  • 24-May-2011

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    OECD Launches Your Better Life Index

    How do you define a better life? Your Better Life Index is a new interactive tool that lets you measure and compare well-being across 34 countries, based on 11 dimensions: housing, income, jobs, community, education, environment, governance, health, life satisfaction, safety, work-life balance.

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