Working Papers


  • 13-January-2017

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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.

  • 13-January-2017

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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.

  • 11-January-2017

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    The Walking Dead? Zombie Firms and Productivity Performance in OECD Countries

    This paper explores the extent to which “zombie” firms – defined as old firms that have persistent problems meeting their interest payments – are stifling labour productivity performance.

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  • 11-January-2017

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    Fostering inclusive growth in Malaysia

    Malaysia has followed a comparatively equitable development path, largely eliminating absolute poverty and greatly reduced ethnic inequality.

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  • 11-January-2017

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    Boosting productivity in Malaysia

    Productivity growth is essential to providing sustainable increases in living standards. Malaysia has reached a development stage where growth needs to be driven more by productivity gains than the sheer accumulation of capital and labour inputs.

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  • 11-January-2017

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    Malaysia’s economic success story and challenges

    Malaysia has sustained over four decades of rapid, inclusive growth, reducing its dependence on agriculture and commodity exports to become a more diversified, modern and open economy.

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  • 22-December-2016

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    Trends in productivity and sources of productivity growth in Slovenia

    Slovenia’s living standards measured in GDP per capita are currently some 20% below the EU15 average and have not yet reached their pre-crisis level.

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  • 22-December-2016

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    Enhancing skills to boost growth in Hungary

    Skill requirements in the labour market have significantly changed over the past two decades. The restructuring of the economy is making the labour market increasingly knowledge-based.

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  • 22-December-2016

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    Enhancing public sector efficiency and effectiveness in the Czech Republic

    Spending on public administration itself is relatively low and so are indicators of its performance.

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  • 22-December-2016

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    Fostering productivity for income convergence in the Czech Republic

    Over the past two decades, the income level of the Czech Republic has converged considerably towards the OECD average.

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