Policy Briefs


  • 17-June-2015

    English

    Finance and inclusive growth: How to restore a healthy financial sector that supports long-lasting, inclusive growth?

    Finance is a vital ingredient of economic growth, but there can be too much of it. Over the past 50 years, credit by banks and other institutions to households and businesses has grown three times as fast as economic activity. At these levels, further expansion is likely to slow long-term growth and raise inequality.

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  • 17-June-2015

    English

    Finance and inclusive growth: How to restore a healthy financial sector that supports long-lasting, inclusive growth?

    Finance is a vital ingredient of economic growth, but there can be too much of it. Over the past 50 years, credit by banks and other institutions to households and businesses has grown three times as fast as economic activity. At these levels, further expansion is likely to slow long-term growth and raise inequality.

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  • 22-September-2014

    English, PDF, 702kb

    Policy Brief: Fighting Bribery in International Business

    Bribery is a threat to good governance, sustainable economic development, democracy and people’s welfare. The corrosive effects of bribery can spread across borders, affecting economies and societies everywhere. The ability to address bribery, both domestically and internationally, is impaired by a lack of transparency, accountability and integrity in the public and private sectors.

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  • 16-September-2014

    English, PDF, 659kb

    Policy Brief: Taxing Multinational Enterprises - Base Erosion and Profit Shifting (BEPS) II

    The September 2014 update on the BEPS Action Plan, including the delivery of the first set of measures from the BEPS Project as well as enhanced engagement with developing countries.

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  • 8-September-2014

    English, PDF, 509kb

    Policy Brief: Taxing Multinational Enterprises - Base Erosion and Profit Shifting (BEPS)

    BEPS strategies often take advantage of the interaction between the tax rules of different jurisdictions, so only an internationally co-ordinated effort can effectively respond to this issue. The BEPS Action Plan is based on three core principles: coherence, substance and transparency, and sets forth 15 actions to fundamentally change the rules for the taxation of cross-border profits.

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  • 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

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  • 19-May-2011

    English, , 423kb

    Capital Flows, Economics Department Policy Note No. 6

    Increased international capital flows can support long-term income growth through a better international allocation of saving and investment.

  • 11-March-2011

    English, , 301kb

    The Effects of Oil Price Hikes on Economic Activity and Inflation, Policy Note: Health care systems: getting more value for money, Economics Department Policy Note No. 4

    Rising energy prices stemming from turbulence across N. Africa and the Middle East will only have a modest impact on GDP and inflation in the near term, according to a new OECD report.

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  • 4-March-2011

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    The Impact of Structural Reforms on Current Account Imbalances, Economics Department Policy Note No. 3

    Global current account imbalances widened markedly in the years preceding the global economic crisis.

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  • 26-May-2010

    English, , 70kb

    Counter-cyclical economic policy: Economics Department Policy Note No. 1

    OECD's recommendations on how to decide on appropriate policy in the face of an economic disturbance.

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