Working Papers

  • 29-July-2005


    The French Tax System: Main Characteristics, Recent Developments and Some Considerations for Reform (Economics Department Working Paper 439)

    This working paper describes the main characteristics and the developments of the French tax system and examines some of its economic distortions and complexities.

  • 29-October-2004


    Public Expenditure Management in France

    Since the early 1990s, when France's general government deficit reached a disturbing 6% of GDP, the country's public finances have progressed substantially, even though significantly further improvement is required. This paper examines the tools available to policy makers to meet this challenge.

  • 25-October-2001


    ICT Investment and Economic Growth in the 1990s: Is the United States a Unique Case? A Comparative Study of Nine OECD Countries, STI Working Paper 2001/7

    Investment in information technologies has by no means been confined to the United States and yet, average European or Japanese growth experience has been quite different.

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  • 1-August-2001

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    Using Hospital Administrative Databases for a Disease-based Approach

    This working paper provides a preliminary overview of the main hospital administrative data sets potentially available in Australia, Belgium, Canada, Denmark, Finland, France, United Kingdom, Italy, Sweden and the United States.

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  • 17-January-2001

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    B2B E-Commerce in Publishing, Retail Distribution and Pharmaceuticals Distribution in France (STI Digital Economy Paper 52)

    In early 1999, the OECD launched an internationally comparable study of the diffusion and economic and competitive impacts of business-to-business electronic commerce over the Internet.

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  • 27-December-2000

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    Encouraging Environmentally Sustainable Growth in France (Economics Department Working Paper 314)

    This working paper analyses certain economic aspects of environmental policy in France, focussing on greenhouse gas emissions, water pollution and discharges in city air.

  • 23-June-1998

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    Macroeconomic Effects of Pension Reforms in the Context of Ageing Populations: Overlapping Generations Model Simulations for 7 OECD Countries (Economics Department Working Paper 201)

    Using overlapping generations (OLG) models calibrated on 7 OECD countries - the United States, Japan, France, Canada, Italy, the United Kingdom and Sweden - the authors investigate the macroeconomic impact of possible pension reform strategies as populations age.

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