Publications & Documents


12-January-2012

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Fiscal consolidation: Part 6. What are the best policy instruments for fiscal consolidation?

OECD countries face daunting fiscal challenges following the substantial surge in debt-GDP ratios during the past four years, from already high levels in many cases.

12-January-2012

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Less income inequality and more growth – are they compatible? Part 4. Top incomes

Over the past decades, top incomes have soared, especially in the English-speaking countries. Despite a considerable amount of research on top income developments, there is still substantial disagreement about the causes for their rapid increase.

12-January-2012

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Less income inequality and more growth – are they compatible? Part 3. Income redistribution via taxes and transfers across OECD countries

Taxes and transfers reduce inequality in disposable income relative to market income. The effect varies, however, across OECD countries.

12-January-2012

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Fiscal consolidation: Part 5. What factors determine the success of consolidation efforts?

The global economic and financial crisis exacerbated the need for fiscal consolidation in many OECD countries.

12-January-2012

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Fiscal consolidation: Part 1. How much is needed and how to reduce debt to a prudent level?

The economic and financial crisis was the catalyst for a fiscal crisis that engulfs many OECD countries. In most countries, budget deficits soared as a result of the economic slump, weaker revenues and the policy response to the crisis.

12-January-2012

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Fiscal consolidation: Part 3. Long-run projections and fiscal gap calculations

During the economic and financial crisis, fiscal positions across the OECD countries deteriorated sharply. This raises the question of what level of primary deficit would ensure long-term sustainability and what degree of consolidation is needed.

12-January-2012

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Less income inequality and more growth – are they compatible? Part 1. Mapping income inequality across the OECD

Countries differ widely with respect to the level of labour income inequality among individuals of working age. Labour income inequality is shaped by differences in wage rates, hours worked and inactivity rates.

12-January-2012

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The nature of financial and real business cycles: the great moderation and banking sector pro-cyclicality

This paper takes a fresh look at the nature of financial and real business cycles in OECD countries using annual data series and shorter quarterly and monthly economic indicators.

11-January-2012

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OECD Economic Survey of Chile launches Tuesday 17 January 2012

The OECD’s latest economic survey of Chile, to be published on Tuesday 17 January 2012, discusses the country’s recovery from the global economic crisis and looks at the major challenges as growth slows worldwide.

2-January-2012

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Exploring determinants of subjective wellbeing in OECD countries – evidence from the World Value Survey

The paper explores issues with assessing wellbeing in OECD countries based on self-reported life satisfaction surveys in a pooled regression over time and countries, at the country level and the OECD average.

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