Working Papers


  • 31-January-2012

    English

    Structural change and the current account: the case of Germany

    Using empirical evidence from panel analysis of current account dynamics and of bilateral trade balances, the paper argues that the large German current account surplus during the 2000s can be explained by an increasing gap between productivity growth in manufacturing vis-à-vis services.

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  • 20-April-2011

    English

    OECD Health Working Paper No. 56. Description of Alternative Approaches to Measure and Place a Value on Hospital Products in Seven OECD Countries

    To assess the feasibility of using secondary data sets information to feed an output-based PPP approach for hospital services, we reviewed the main characteristics of diagnoses and procedures coding standards, DRG classification systems, and cost-finding methods used in selected OECD countries.

  • 16-December-2010

    English

    Cities and Carbon Market Finance: Taking Stock of Cities’ Experience with Clean Development Mechanism (CDM) and Joint Implementation (JI) - Environment Working Paper No. 29

    This working paper reviews 10 in–depth case studies of urban projects proposed and operating within the realm of Joint Implementation (JI) and the Clean Development Mechanism (CDM) of the Kyoto Protocol. Environment Working Paper No. 29.

  • 5-July-2010

    English

    The German Banking System: Lessons from the Financial Crisis

    The German banking system came under pressure during the financial crisis, not least due to its significant exposure to toxic assets which originated in the US. In the short run, the stability of the system has been achieved, as discussed in this working paper.

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  • 8-June-2010

    English

    Germany’s Growth Potential, Structural Reforms and Global Imbalances

    The potential growth rate of the economy has been low for a long time and the crisis has had a further adverse impact, as discussed in this working paper.

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  • 11-May-2010

    English

    After the Crisis: Bringing German Public Finances Back to a Sustainable Path

    Further fiscal easing in late 2008 and early 2009 contributed to a markedly widening fiscal deficit in 2010. A newly enacted fiscal rule will help bring public finances back to a sustainable path, as discussed in this working paper.

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  • 10-March-2010

    English

    Explaining Household Saving Rates in G7 Countries: Implications for Germany

    Many propositions have been made to explain the increase in the German household saving rate since the year 2000 from an individual country perspective but most of them focus on partial aspects, as discussed in this working paper.

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  • 1-April-2009

    English

    Inflation Responses to Recent Shocks: Do G7 Countries Behave Differently?

    This working paper uses a variety of empirical methods to examine the apparent differences in monetary policy stances as between the United States and other G7 economies.

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  • 21-October-2008

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    Pharmaceutical Pricing and Reimbursement Policies in Germany

    This paper (Health Working Paper No. 39) describes pharmaceutical pricing and reimbursement policies in Germany, considering them in the broader environment in which they operate, and assesses their impact on the achievement of a number of policy goals.

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  • 8-August-2008

    English

    Reaping the Benefits of Stronger Competition in Network Industries in Germany

    This working paper suggests that establishing stronger vertical separation between network access provision and potentially competitive services will be the main challenge for Germany going forward.

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