This working paper aims to identify structural reforms for better public spending management in Italy -in turn a critical need in view of the country's high debt and tax burdens, notwithstanding significant progress in the past decade.
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Chapter 4 of OECD Economic Outlook No. 70. Trends in saving and investment rates have emerged as an issue.
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A presentation by Martin Werding, CESIFO at the Meeting of representatives of National Economic Research Organisations, OECD Headquarters in Paris, 6 July 2001.
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This working paper analyses the possibilities for reforming the Icelandic tax system. It puts the current tax structure in its historic context, showing that there has been a steady movement towards simplification.
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This working paper suggests that despite the considerable progress, in recent years, in broadening the tax base and improving tax compliance as well as administration, more needs to be done to enhance efficiency and equity and the overall performance of the tax system.
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This working paper examines within an international context, the healthcare system in Hungary.
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OECD Economic Outlook No. 66, Chapter 4. Many components of government budgets are affected by the macroeconomic situation in ways that operate to smooth the business cycle, i.e. they act as “automatic stabilisers”.
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OECD Economic Outlook No. 66, chapter 6. Rising debt-to-GDP ratios until the 1990s made governments more aware of costs in managing their public debt.
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The main focus of this working paper is on the factors of the Greek pay-as-you-go system which result in its future unsustainability.
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This working paper suggests that a successful reform of public enterprises would improve productivity in key sectors of the Greek economy, and thus provide essential inputs at lower cost to the economy as a whole.