Publications & Documents


  • 25-September-2006

    English

    Adapting the Icelandic Education System to a Changing Environment (Economics Department Working Paper 516)

    This paper reviews Iceland's performance in skills accumulation against the backdrop of a rapidly changing economic environment and discusses directions for further improvements.

  • 12-September-2006

    English

    Labour Market Reform in Germany: How to Improve Effectiveness (Economics Department Working Paper 512)

    Labour market reform in Germany needs to be followed up in order to raise the economy's capacity to generate employment, as discussed in this working paper.

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  • 12-September-2006

    English

    Removing Obstacles to Employment for Women in Ireland (Economics Department Working Paper 511)

    This working paper offers recommendations to continue to create a more favourable environment for women who want to enter the labour market.

  • 9-August-2006

    English

    Raising Economic Performance by Fostering Product Market Competition in Germany (Economics Department Working Paper 507)

    This working paper sugggest that much scope remains to make regulation of product markets more conducive to competition - notwithstanding progress in recent years - with substantial benefits for consumer welfare, productivity and employment.

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  • 31-July-2006

    English

    Improving Labour Market Performance in France (Economics Department Working Paper 504)

    This paper analyses various characteristics of the French labour market that may explain the low utilisation of labour potential.

  • 15-June-2006

    English

    Ireland's Housing Boom: What Has Driven it and Have Prices Overshot? (Economics Department Working Paper 492)

    This working paper looks at the housing market and the risks that it poses to the Irish economy.

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  • 15-June-2006

    English

    Boosting Competition in Ireland (Economics Department Working Paper 491)

    This working paper discusses ways to strengthen competition in order to boost productivity growth and help restrain inflation in Ireland.

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  • 27-May-2006

    English, , 157kb

    Future budget pressures arising from spending on health and long-term care

    Economic Outlook No. 79, Chapter 3. This special chapter addresses the following questions: How much will ageing boost public health and long-term care expenditures over the next 50 years? What other factors influence spending and how are they likely to evolve? Which role could policies play in containing future spending pressures?

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  • 7-February-2006

    Dutch, , 261kb

    Economische beleidshervormingen Going for Growth - 2006 editie

    Samenvatting in het Nederlands Summary in Dutch. Résumé en néerlandais.

  • 7-February-2006

    English, , 36kb

    Economic Policy Reforms: Going for Growth 2006: Progress in Responding to the 2005 Policy Priorities - Iceland Country Note

    This note, taken from Chapter 2 of Economic Policy Reforms: Going for Growth 2006, contains information about the progress in implementing reforms in line with the 2005 priorities for Iceland. In addition to passing of legislation or other decisions to implement reforms, the note records earlier stages of reform, such as government announcements and draft legislation presented to parliaments.

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