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  • 18-December-2009

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    How to reform the Belgian tax system to enhance economic growth

    Individual elements in the Belgian tax system affect the growth process through different channels and to a varying degree.

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  • 3-November-2009

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    How do institutions affect structural unemployment in times of crises?

    This paper examines the effect of economic crises on structural unemployment using an Autoregressive Distributed Lags model and accounting for the role of institutional settings.

  • 3-November-2009

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    Pedal to the metal: Structural reforms to boost long-term growth in Mexico and spur recovery from the crisis

    While Mexico’s growth performance has gradually improved over the past decades, its convergence toward OECD countries has been less rapid than in several other emerging markets.

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  • 3-November-2009

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    Achieving higher performance: Enhancing spending efficiency in health and education in Mexico

    Despite progress over the past two decades Mexico’s health and education indicators remain well below the average of the OECD and some of its Latin American emerging market peers.

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  • 15-October-2009

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    Iceland: Challenging Times for Monetary and Fiscal Policies (Economics Department Working Paper 726)

    This working paper discusses what policy makers should do in order to restore balance in the Icelandic economy and lay out the foundations for a sustainable recovery.

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  • 15-October-2009

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    Towards Better Schools and More Equal Opportunities for Learning in Italy

    Compulsory school education in Italy produces poor results in terms of 15-year-olds’ performance on PISA tests, compared with other OECD countries, despite a relatively high level of expenditure, as discussed in this working paper.

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  • 15-October-2009

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    Iceland: The Financial and Economic Crisis (Economics Department Working Paper 725)

    This working paper begins with a discussion of the factors that made the banks, non-financial firms and households vulnerable to deterioration in global financial markets. It then describes the failure of the banks, its direct impact on government debt, the IMF SBA and the economic outlook.

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  • 7-October-2009

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    Reform beyond the crisis

    This paper discusses how governments can “seize the moment” of the economic crisis to suggest and implement structural reforms. It examines the particular challenges to reform – and possible solutions to those challenges.

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  • 25-September-2009

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    The political economy of reform: Principal messages of the study

    Why are some policy reforms implemented while others languish? This new report aims to answer this important question by looking backwards -- at 20 structural reform efforts in 10 OECD countries, during the past two decades. This page presents the principle messages of the study.

  • 25-September-2009

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    The political economy of reform: lessons from pensions, product markets and labour markets in ten OECD countries

    Why are some policy reforms implemented while others languish? This new report aims to answer this important question by looking backwards - at 20 structural reform efforts in 10 OECD countries, during the past two decades. The case studies cover a wide variety of reform attempts in three key areas - pensions, labour-, and product-market regulation.

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