This working paper suggests that while the German federal fiscal system has been successful in promoting a high standard of living even in regions whose economic capacity is low, tensions have emerged.
This working paper analyses the main features of Iceland's public expenditure and addresses some key policy issues.
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OECD Economic Outlook No. 73, Chapter 8. This chapter aims at identifying policy influences on bilateral and overall FDI patterns in the OECD area.
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OECD Economic Outlook No. 73, Chapter 6. This chapter reviews recent trends and patterns in FDI and the related activity of foreign affiliates.
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OECD Economic Outlook No. 73, Chapter 7. This chapter reviews restrictions on FDI inflows in OECD countries.
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Based on an empirical analysis of private saving determinants, there is little evidence that consumers have responded to the unsustainable stock market boom during the late 1990s in the way standard estimates of wealth effects would have suggested. OECD Economic Studies No. 36.
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OECD Economic Outlook No. 73, Chapter 4. Confidence is slowly returning to the telecommunications sector after the "boom and bust" years of the 1990s.
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Financial and housing wealth affects private consumption in a number of OECD countries. OECD Economic Studies No. 35.
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Comments by OECD Chief Economist Jean-Philippe Cotis on the paper "How real is the Fear? Investigating the Balassa-Samuelson effect in CEC5 countries..." by M.A. Kovacs. Mr. Kovac's paper is attached as a related document.
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OECD Chief Econmist Jean-Philippe Cotis discusses labour shortage and social contract at the European Commission & CSIS on The economic and budgetary implications of global ageing, Bruxelles, 4-5 March 2003. The presentation is in French.