Publications & Documents


  • 30-July-2012

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    Implications of output gap uncertainty in times of crisis

    This paper analyses the monetary and fiscal policy implications of output gap estimates in times of crisis. The widening of output gaps observed in major OECD economies in the wake of the recent crisis has been mainly due to total factor productivity gaps, except in the United States where it essentially resulted from a large increase in the unemployment gap.

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  • 12-July-2012

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    OECD Journal on Budgeting

    The OECD Journal on Budgeting is a unique resource for policy makers, officials and researchers in public sector budgeting. It provides insight on leading-edge institutional arrangements, systems and instruments

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  • 6-July-2012

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    Avoiding debt traps: financial backstops and structural reforms

    In this paper we develop a simple analytical framework to analyze “good” and “bad equilibria” in public-debt and growth dynamics.

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  • 5-July-2012

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    OECD supports Hungary in developing a Code of Conduct for Civil Servants

    The OECD together with the Ministry of Public Administration and Justice of Hungary organised a workshop on codes of conduct with the participation of over 100 civil servants from the whole of public administration, as well as experts from Austria, Slovenia and the OECD Secretariat.

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  • 2-July-2012

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    Europe's new fiscal rules

    Europe is putting in place a new system of fiscal rules following the euro area sovereign debt crisis and decades of rising government to debt-to-GDP ratios. These include the so-called "six pack" to upgrade the Stability and Growth Pact to a new Treaty incorporating the "fiscal compact".

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  • 29-June-2012

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    Risk and Crisis Communication: Opportunities and Challenges of Social Media

    Risk and Crisis Communication: Opportunities and Challenges of Social Media

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  • 28-June-2012

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    Health Systems in Central, Eastern, and South-Eastern Europe - OECD / WHO Joint meeting

    On 28-29 June, 2012, the SBO network on health expenditures held a joint meeting with the WHO in Tallinn, Estonia on the “Financial Sustainability of Health Systems in Central, Eastern, and South-Eastern Europe".

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  • 28-June-2012

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    OECD Workshop on Inter-Agency Crisis Management

    OECD Workshop on Inter-Agency Crisis Management

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  • 25-June-2012

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    From Aid to Development - The Global Fight against Poverty

    The balance of economic power is shifting. Countries that were once poor are becoming economic powerhouses. Yet poverty persists worldwide, depriving billions of people of basic necessities and the prospects of creating a better life. How are we responding to this challenge? This book explores the multi-faceted world of aid and development co-operation – a range of global, and sometimes contested, efforts aimed at reducing the impact of poverty. It traces the history of these efforts, explains where they come from and where they are going, and asks whether they are achieving as much as they could. It also examines some of the ways in which development efforts can be made more effective in achieving lasting benefits through good governance and the creation of a deeper partnership between developed and developing countries. And it looks at how the economic emergence of countries like China and India is bringing a new dynamic to development co-operation.

  • 22-June-2012

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    Guide to Improve the Regulatory Quality of State and Municipal Formalities and boost Mexico's competitiveness

    This Guide provides concrete recommendations of high impact reforms to simplify the processes of business start ups, construction permits, property registration, procurement, and to upgrade regulatory transparency and efficiency in the management of formalities in Mexico.

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