Policy Briefs


11-March-2014

English

OECD forecasts during and after the financial crisis: a post mortem

This note discusses OECD forecast performance over the period 2007 12. It focuses on the lessons that can be learned from cross-country differences in growth forecast errors and the changes to forecasting models and procedures that have been prompted by the experience of the crisis.

11-February-2014

English, PDF, 316kb

OECD forecasts during and after the financial crisis: a Post Mortem (pdf)

This note discusses OECD forecast performance over the period 2007 12. It focuses on the lessons that can be learned from cross-country differences in growth forecast errors and the changes to forecasting models and procedures that have been prompted by the experience of the crisis.

2-July-2013

English

Choosing fiscal consolidation instruments compatible with growth and equity

This study proposes a structured approach to selecting instruments of fiscal consolidation that are consistent with growth, equity and global-rebalancing objectives, which is then illustrated with a particular application.

26-June-2013

English

Public spending on health and long-term care: a new set of projections

This paper provides new projections of public spending on health and long-term care for OECD countries and the BRIICS countries (Brazil, Russia, India, Indonesia, China and South Africa). Despite the inevitable uncertainty surrounding projections, they suggest a rapidly rising trend over the next 50 years.

11-June-2012

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International Capital Mobility: Which Structural Policies Reduce Financial Fragility? OECD Economic Policy Papers, No. 2

International capital mobility: Which structural policies reduce financial fragility? OECD Economic Policy Papers, No. 2

12-April-2012

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What are the best policy instruments for fiscal consolidation? OECD Economics Department Policy Notes, No. 12

Large fiscal challenges will pre-occupy OECD governments for some time to come. The economic crisis that began in 2008 caused deficits to surge, and fiscal imbalances were swollen further by stimulus measures and bank rescue operations.

12-April-2012

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Fiscal consolidation: How much, how fast and by what means? OECD Economic Policy Papers, No. 1

Fiscal consolidation: How much, how fast and by what means? OECD Economic Policy Papers, No. 1

12-April-2012

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Fiscal consolidation: How much is needed to reduce debt to a prudent level? OECD Economics Department Policy Notes, No. 11

Fiscal consolidation: How much is needed to reduce debt to a prudent level? OECD Economics Department Policy Notes, No. 11

23-January-2012

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Inequality in labour income - What are its drivers and how can it be reduced? Economics Department Policy Note No. 8

Inequality in labour income - What are its drivers and how can it be reduced? Economics Department Policy Note No. 8

23-January-2012

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Income inequality and growth - The role of taxes and transfers, Economics Department Policy Note No. 9

Inequality in labour income - What are its drivers and how can it be reduced? Economics Department Policy Note No. 8

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