10-June-2014

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Strengthening competition in Poland

Poland’s productivity has grown strongly over the past decade, and efforts to reduce the regulatory burden have been significant. Despite impressive progress, product market regulation remains more burdensome than in most OECD countries, partly due to the importance of red tape and the level of state involvement in the economy.

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10-June-2014

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Making the labour market work better in Poland

Poor labour market outcomes remain one of Poland’s major structural weaknesses, impeding firms’ competitiveness and the nation’s potential output. Boosting employment prospects is also critical, as the country will soon be ageing at a fast pace.

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11-June-2013

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Challenges to sustain Poland’s growth model

Notwithstanding a very strong economic performance over the past decade or so, Poland’s per capita income is substantially lower in comparison with the United States and per capita income growth will be sharply slowing down over the coming decades under the scenario of gradual policy changes mostly because of population ageing.

3-May-2012

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Climate change policies in Poland – minimising abatement costs

Poland is on track to meet its international greenhouse gas emissions commitments. However, it will need to cut emissions significantly in the future, if the European Commission’s proposal on the Low Carbon Roadmap is adopted.

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3-May-2012

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Improving the health care system in Poland

Since the transformation following the Communist era, Poland has matched improvements in health outcomes of the most developed OECD countries, although without catching up the ground lost during the 1970s and 1980s.

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26-July-2010

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The Impact of the 1999 Education Reform in Poland (EDU Working Paper No. 49)

Increasing the share of vocational secondary schooling has been a mainstay of development policy for decades, especially in formerly socialist countries. However, the transition to market economies led to restructuring of school systems and a decline in the number of vocational students.

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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16-June-2004

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Enhancing Income Convergence in Central Europe after EU Accession (Economics Department Working Paper 392)

Despite the recent enlargement of the EU, Central Europe faces sluggish growth prospects, unless labour-market policies are made more job-friendly, as discussed in this working paper.

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26-November-2003

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Float in Order to Fix? Lessons from Emerging Markets for EU Accession Countries (DEV Centre Working Paper 218)

This working paper sets out lessons from emerging markets for EU assession countries.

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