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  • 3-April-2009

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    The determinants of employment and earnings in Indonesia: A multinomial selection approach

    The Indonesian labour market is segmented, with a majority of workers engaged in informal sector occupations, and earnings data are available only for formal sector workers (salaried employees). This posed problems for the estimation of earnings equations.

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  • 1-April-2009

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    Inflation Responses to Recent Shocks: Do G7 Countries Behave Differently?

    This working paper uses a variety of empirical methods to examine the apparent differences in monetary policy stances as between the United States and other G7 economies.

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  • 31-March-2009

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    New Zealand - external links to macroeconomic reports and data

    External links to: recent economic data; current interest rates and exchange rates; latest macroeconomic reports; current outlook and projections; government budget information; speeches; relevant sites.

  • 16-March-2009

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    Switzerland - external links to macroeconomic reports and data

    External links to: recent economic data; current interest rates and exchange rates; latest macroeconomic reports; current outlook and projections; government budget information; speeches; relevant sites.

  • 9-March-2009

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    Adjusting housing policies in Slovakia in light of Euro adoption

    A characteristic feature of the Slovak housing market, and a consequence of the privatization programme initiated in the early 1990s, is the virtual absence of a private rental market.

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  • 9-March-2009

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    Raising the flexibility of the Slovak economy during the catch-up phase

    As in other catch-up countries inflation is likely to stay high going forward due to nominal convergence in Slovakia.

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  • 9-March-2009

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    Achieving fiscal flexibility and safeguarding sustainability - The case of Slovakia

    Euro Area entry calls for more fiscal flexibility to absorb cyclical shocks that cannot be dealt with by the common monetary policy. At the same time fiscal consolidation must not be put at risk, especially given rising ageing related costs.

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  • 6-March-2009

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    Enhancing educational performance in Australia

    The Australian education system fares well in international comparison with regards to PISA test scores and the higher education system attracts an increasing number of foreign students. However, a number of challenges need to be addressed.

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  • 6-March-2009

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    Quantifying the effect of financial conditions in the Euro Area, Japan, United Kingdom and United States

    This paper constructs a broad measure of financial conditions for the United States, Japan, the Euro Area and the United Kingdom, by extending monetary condition indices which are traditionally used to gauge the impact of monetary policy on the economy.

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  • 6-March-2009

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    Do Latin American central bankers behave non linearly? The experiences of Brazil, Chile, Colombia and Mexico

    This paper estimates unrestricted monetary reaction functions for four Latin American countries (Brazil, Chile, Colombia and Mexico) and tests for the presence of non linear effects in central bank behaviour.

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