Working Papers


  • 17-April-2018

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    Economics Department Working Papers - List

    This series of Working Papers is designed to make available, to a wider readership, selected studies which the Department has prepared for use within OECD. Authorship is generally collective, but main individual authors are named.

  • 16-April-2018

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    Investment as a transmission mechanism from weak demand to weak supply and the post-crisis productivity slowdown

    Current weak labour productivity growth in many OECD countries reflects historically weak contributions from both total factor productivity (TFP) growth and capital deepening.

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  • 10-April-2018

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    Basic income or a single tapering rule? Incentives, inclusiveness and affordability compared for the case of Finland

    This paper compares Finland’s benefit system with two benefit reform scenarios: a uniform benefit for all ("basic income") and a universal tapering rule ("universal credit").

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  • 4-April-2018

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    Structural reforms to boost growth and living standards in Argentina

    Over the last decades Argentina’s living standards have lost ground relative to other developed and emerging economies. Putting Argentina on a path to stronger, inclusive and job-rich growth requires boosting productivity and strengthening investment through wide-ranging structural reforms.

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  • 23-March-2018

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    A Genie in a bottle? Globalisation, competition and inflation

    Declining inflation in many countries over the past few decades at the same time as rising global competition has led to a debate on the importance of globalisation for domestic inflation. This paper explores the implications of global value chain (GVC) integration and market contestability for inflation using a range of industry-level and micro-data sources.

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  • 22-March-2018

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    Economics Department Working Papers by cross country analysis

    This series of Working Papers is designed to make available, to a wider readership, selected studies which the Department has prepared for use within OECD. Authorship is generally collective, but main individual authors are named.

  • 21-March-2018

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    United we stand divided we fall: the need for greater inclusiveness in Israel

    Today’s excellent outlook offers Israel a unique opportunity to prepare for the challenges of the future which require stronger social cohesion. Israeli society is indeed marked by large inequalities.

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  • 23-February-2018

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    Saving, investment, capital stock and current account projections in long-term scenarios

    The paper describes the framework used in long-term economic scenarios for the projection of the saving rate, investment, capital stock and current account.

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  • 23-February-2018

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    Public spending in education and student’s performance in Colombia

    This paper investigates if higher public spending in education and better teacher qualifications are related to student’s performance, using data from Saber 11, a national standardized test conducted by Instituto Colombiano para la Evaluación de la Educación.

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  • 23-February-2018

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    Norway’s economy: maintaining a successful business sector in a changing world

    Norway’s success in maintaining high living standards, low inequality and good progress in gender balance owes much to its business sector.

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