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  • 28-April-2016

    English

    Regulatory management practices in OECD countries

    This paper provides analysis of the regulatory governance of network sector regulators in electricity, gas, telecommunications, rail, airport and ports within the OECD as it stood in 2013.

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  • 28-April-2016

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    SME Policy Index: Western Balkans and Turkey 2016 - Assessing the Implementation of the Small Business Act for Europe

    The SME Policy Index is a benchmarking tool designed for emerging economies to assess SME policy frameworks and monitor progress in policy implementation over time. The Index has been developed by the OECD in partnership with the European Commission (EC), the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD), and the European Training Foundation (ETF) in 2006 for the Western Balkans. The South East European Centre for Entrepreneurial Learning (SEECEL) joined as an additional partner in 2014. The SME Policy Index has since 2006 been applied in four regions and nine assessment rounds overall.

    The SME Policy Index: Western Balkans and Turkey 2016 presents the results of the fourth assessment of the Small Business Act for Europe in the Western Balkans and, since 2012, Turkey. The assessment framework is structured around the ten principles of the Small Business Act for Europe (SBA). It provides a wide-range of pro-enterprise measures to guide the design and implementation of SME policies based on good practices promoted by the EU and the OECD.

    The Index identifies strengths and weaknesses in policy design, implementation and monitoring. It allows for comparison across countries and measures convergence towards good practices and relevant policy standards. It aims to support governments in setting targets for SME policy development and to identify strategic priorities to further improve the business environment. It also helps to engage governments in policy dialogue and exchange good practices within the region and with OECD and EU members.

  • 28-April-2016

    English

    Growing together: towards a more inclusive Ireland

    The Irish economy is growing strongly, but there is a risk many households will be left behind despite robust growth. High joblessness especially among the low-educated and skill-biased wage differentials have induced high market income inequality, among the highest in the OECD.

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  • 28-April-2016

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    Migration in Ireland: challenges, opportunities and policies

    The Irish labour market is exceptionally open to international migration flows, thus making labour supply highly responsive to changes in cyclical conditions. Immigration provides the skills that the Irish economy needs.

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  • 27-April-2016

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    Policy Paper: The economic consequences of Brexit: A taxing decision

    The economic consequences of Brexit: A taxing decision

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  • 27-April-2016

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    The Economic Consequences of Brexit: A Taxing Decision

    The Economic Consequences of Brexit: A Taxing Decision

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  • 27-April-2016

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    To Brexit or not to Brexit: A Taxing Decision

    Leaving Europe would impose a "Brexit tax" on generations to come. Instead of funding public services, this tax would be a pure deadweight loss, with no economic benefit, said OECD Secretary-General in London.

  • 27-April-2016

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    OECD study finds Britons will be paying a heavy “Brexit tax” for many years if UK leaves EU

    A UK exit from the EU would immediately hit confidence and raise uncertainty which would result in GDP being 3% lower by 2020, which equates to £ 2200 per household. The OECD states that such costs are already piling up in a new study released today.

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  • 19-April-2016

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    Labour market transitions in Italy: job separation, re-employment and policy implications

    Italy’s low employment rate is associated with adverse labour market dynamics characterised differently across different categories of people.

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  • 16-April-2016

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    World Bank/IMF April 2016 meetings: Written statement to the International Monetary and Financial Committee

    A pick-up in global growth remains elusive. Disappointing data for the fourth quarter of 2015 has prompted further downward revisions to growth forecasts in most major economies. Global GDP growth is projected to remain at 3% in 2016 – the slowest pace in five years and well below long-run averages – with a slight improvement to 3.3% projected for 2017.

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