Publications & Documents


  • 9-September-2010

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    OECD Public Governance Reviews: Finland 2010: Working Together to Sustain Success

    This review of public governance in Finland finds the traditional Nordic model under pressure from rapid ageing, the economic crisis and societal disillusionment. It makes recommendations for improving public governance in Finland.

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  • 1-September-2010

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    OECD Reviews of Risk Management Policies: Italy

    This OECD review of risk management policies focuses on the Italian civil protection system and its means to prepare for and react to earthquakes, floods, tsunamis, landslides and even volcanoes.

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  • 1-September-2010

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    Étude de l’OCDE sur la gestion des risques d’inondation: Bassin de la Loire, France 2010

    Les évolutions urbanistiques, démographiques, et même climatiques, ont un impact sur les questions auxquelles doivent répondre les pays de l’OCDE en matière de protection de la vie et du bien-être des citoyens.

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  • 1-September-2010

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    The Consequences of Banking Crises for Public Debt

    The aim of this paper is to assess the consequences of banking crises for public debt. Using an unbalanced panel of 154 countries from 1980 to 2006, the paper shows that banking crises are associated with a significant and long-lasting increase in government debt.

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  • 1-September-2010

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    OECD Workshop on the Production of Renewable Energy as a Regional Development Policy in Rural Areas

    This workshop, hosted in Montreal, discussed how the production of renewable energy could represent a development opportunity for rural regions.

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  • 30-July-2010

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    Korea: Health-care reform

    Korea’s health-care system has contributed to the marked improvement in health conditions, while limiting spending to one of the lowest levels in the OECD through high patient co-payments and limited coverage of public health insurance.

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  • 27-July-2010

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    Is there a case for carbon-based border tax adjustment? An applied general equilibrium analysis

    Concern that unilateral greenhouse gas emission reductions could foster carbon leakage and undermine the international competitiveness of domestic industry has led to growing calls for carbon-based border-tax adjustments (BTAs).

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  • 27-July-2010

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    Are global imbalances sustainable? Post-crisis scenarios

    This paper assesses the sustainability of global imbalances by testing for the presence of unit roots in the current account positions of the United States, China, Japan, Germany and the oil-exporting countries using a methodology that allows for structural breaks in levels and trends.

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  • 22-July-2010

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    Poland: Preparing for euro adoption

    The paper focuses on the major structural reforms necessary to prepare for euro adoption that should allow a sustainable fulfilment of the Maastricht criteria and maximisation of the ensuing various benefits.

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  • 22-July-2010

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    European Union: Catching up and inflation: Balassa-Samuelson, Engel’s law and other culprits

    This study analyses the impact of economic catching up on annual inflation rates in the European Union with a special focus on the new member countries of Central and Eastern Europe.

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