The aim of the recent healthcare reform was to increase the sustainability of healthcare finances, by reducing its negative impact on employment and increasing cost-effectiveness via enhanced competition, as discussed in this working paper.
This working paper suggests that while student achievement is above the OECD average in science and at the OECD average in reading and math according to the 2006 PISA study, weaker students tend to do badly by international comparison.
Statistics Working Paper N. 25 - 2008/3/REV1 - This paper provides new estimates of international trade in services for mode 3 (foreign affiliates' sales in a host country) for four major OECD countries, thanks to the harmonisation of FATS statistics with conventional international trade ones (trade recorded in the balances of payments - modes 1 and 2), using the CEPII's exhaustive CHELEM-BAL database. The results show that sales by
RFID technology is increasingly used in a wide range of tracking and tracing applications. This study compares the implementation of RFID across a broad range of sectors, drawing on interviews with early adopters of RFID technology in Germany.
This working paper identifies the sources of changes in German international price competitiveness over the past 30 years.
Labour market reform in Germany needs to be followed up in order to raise the economy's capacity to generate employment, as discussed in this working paper.
This working paper sugggest that much scope remains to make regulation of product markets more conducive to competition - notwithstanding progress in recent years - with substantial benefits for consumer welfare, productivity and employment.
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SIGMA prepared this paper at the request of the Macedonian authorities in December 2004. It sets out the German Foreign Service's framework, staff, and organisation and funding, as well as the reform process.
Key indicators show Germany belonging to the countries in the OECD with strong innovation activity even though some weakening in Germany’s position relative to other OECD countries has occurred recently, as discussed in this working paper.
This working paper suggests that while the German federal fiscal system has been successful in promoting a high standard of living even in regions whose economic capacity is low, tensions have emerged.