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  • 15-July-2014

    English

    Vulnerability of social institutions: lessons from the recent crisis and historical episodes

    The recent economic crisis has provided a stress test for the vulnerability of social institutions. This paper assesses the vulnerability of social institutions in light of the current crisis, and surveys past episodes, when social institutions faced similar challenges.

  • 10-September-2012

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    Restarting the growth engine in Finland

    Impressive productivity performance during the last decades has weakened since 2007, reflecting the 2008-09 recession but also a poor performance in important sectors, like the information and communication technology sector.

  • 15-July-2014

    English

    Overcoming vulnerabilities of unemployment insurance schemes

    Unemployment insurance is a key tool for risk sharing and redistribution and also a prominent automatic stabiliser. It is a volatile spending item by design, which can lead to vulnerabilities. This paper explores various shocks and sources of vulnerability of the unemployment insurance schemes of OECD and BRIICS countries.

  • 24-July-2014

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    Economic uncertainties and their impact on activity in Greece compared with Ireland and Portugal

    Uncertainty faced by households and firms affects economic activity. The rise in uncertainty since the beginning of the sovereign debt crisis in Greece could be one factor that has contributed to the steep and long-lasting recession. This paper presents a brief empirical analysis quantifying this phenomenon and compares it with developments in Ireland and Portugal.

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    The effect of the global financial crisis on OECD potential output

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  • 15-July-2014

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    Comparing the robustness of PAYG pension schemes

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    Overcoming vulnerabilities of health care systems

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    The economics of civil justice: new cross-country data and empirics

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    WireFrame surveys

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