This working paper describes the main characteristics and the developments of the French tax system and examines some of its economic distortions and complexities.
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.
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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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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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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This working paper analyses certain economic aspects of environmental policy in France, focussing on greenhouse gas emissions, water pollution and discharges in city air.
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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.