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Raising efficiency in tax collection (notably VAT) is urgently needed, plans to unify the collection of tax and social security contributions should be implemented swiftly and drawing on EU funds needs to become more efficient.
The limits for extraction of natural resources have largely been reached and climate change is expected to continue lowering natural water endowments markedly in future especially in dry areas of the country
Public spending per pupil on pre-primary education is low in international comparison whereas spending on tertiary academic education per graduate is among the highest in the OECD.
- Economic Survey of Switzerland 2009: Getting out of the crisis
The European Union faces serious challenges today, with public finances in poor shape, weak long-term growth prospects and an unemployment level close to 10%. In this context, the regional policy can play a crucial role to unleash the growth potential of our economies, says OECD Secretary-General.
How can the economic recovery be strengthened while laying the foundations for a stronger, cleaner and fairer world? As decision-makers gather in Davos, OECD Secretary-General Angel Gurría highlights key challenges for the year ahead.
This paper compares a number of housing policies such as housing taxation, land use and rental regulations and social housing policies for OECD countries relying on new data.
The responsiveness of housing supply to changes in prices bears important implications for the evolution of housing prices and the speed of adjustment of housing markets.
This paper presents a framework to assess the impact of a wide range of structural policy reforms on GDP per capita at various horizons by linking together previous empirical studies mostly carried out by the OECD.
This paper provides an illustrative assessment of the impacts on potential GDP over a 5 to 10-year horizon of structural reform scenarios in the areas of product and labour markets, relying on existing OECD empirical studies.
In his remarks for the launch of the Economic Survey of Sweden, Angel Gurría said that 'Sweden is recovering quickly and robustly from the crisis (...) in large part thanks to the sound macroeconomic and structural policies Sweden has pursued over the past couple of decades.'