Policy Briefs


  • 2-July-2013

    English

    Choosing fiscal consolidation instruments compatible with growth and equity

    This study proposes a structured approach to selecting instruments of fiscal consolidation that are consistent with growth, equity and global-rebalancing objectives, which is then illustrated with a particular application.

  • 12-April-2012

    English, Excel, 445kb

    What are the best policy instruments for fiscal consolidation? OECD Economics Department Policy Notes, No. 12

    Large fiscal challenges will pre-occupy OECD governments for some time to come. The economic crisis that began in 2008 caused deficits to surge, and fiscal imbalances were swollen further by stimulus measures and bank rescue operations.

  • 12-April-2012

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    Fiscal consolidation: How much, how fast and by what means? OECD Economic Policy Papers, No. 1

    Fiscal consolidation: How much, how fast and by what means? OECD Economic Policy Papers, No. 1

  • 12-April-2012

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    Fiscal consolidation: How much is needed to reduce debt to a prudent level? OECD Economics Department Policy Notes, No. 11

    Fiscal consolidation: How much is needed to reduce debt to a prudent level? OECD Economics Department Policy Notes, No. 11

  • 23-January-2012

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    Inequality in labour income - What are its drivers and how can it be reduced? Economics Department Policy Note No. 8

    Inequality in labour income - What are its drivers and how can it be reduced? Economics Department Policy Note No. 8

  • 23-January-2012

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    Income inequality and growth - The role of taxes and transfers, Economics Department Policy Note No. 9

    Inequality in labour income - What are its drivers and how can it be reduced? Economics Department Policy Note No. 8

  • 19-May-2011

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    Capital Flows, Economics Department Policy Note No. 6

    Increased international capital flows can support long-term income growth through a better international allocation of saving and investment.

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  • 4-March-2011

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    The Impact of Structural Reforms on Current Account Imbalances, Economics Department Policy Note No. 3

    Global current account imbalances widened markedly in the years preceding the global economic crisis.

  • 28-May-2010

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    Regulatory Reform for Recovery and Growth

    This Position paper presents some key lessons learnt and insights from recent OECD research on the use of regulatory reform during crises and its impacts. These lessons may be of use to policy makers seeking to design, adopt and implement regulatory reform programmes to boost recovery from the global financial and economic crisis.

  • 26-May-2010

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    Counter-cyclical economic policy: Economics Department Policy Note No. 1

    OECD's recommendations on how to decide on appropriate policy in the face of an economic disturbance.

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