Publications & Documents


  • 8-March-2011

    English

    How efficient are banks in Hungary?

    Apparent characteristics of the Hungarian banking market such as large profits and high margins suggest weak competitive pressures. Weak competition in turn, may reduce efficiency in a lack of pressures to converge to marginal cost and to stimulate managerial efforts to reduce X-inefficiency.

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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.

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  • 2-March-2011

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    Strengthening the Institutional Setting for Regulatory Reform: Regulatory Oversight Bodies across OECD Countries

    Who should manage the RIA process? Who should be in charge of administrative simplification initiatives? How should Regulatory Oversight Bodies (ROBs) be designed, and be monitored? This Working Paper focuses on what the existing ROBs actually do, classifying them into core functions.

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  • 1-March-2011

    English

    Regulatory Impact Assessment (RIA) in Russia

    Two workshop were held in Moscow on the topic of regulatory impact assessment in Russia, enabling an exposure to different approaches used in some leading OECD countries.

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  • 28-February-2011

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    Trade in Raw Materials: Breaking Free from Export Restrictions

    Businesses and policymakers are concerned by recent trends in export restrictions on strategic raw materials like rare earths, metals and food commodities. OECD is working to bring more transparency and discipline to the use of these restrictions.

  • 17-February-2011

    English

    Macroeconomic impact of Basel III

    The estimated medium-term impact of Basel III implementation on GDP growth is in the range of -0.05 to -0.15 percentage point per annum.

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  • 2-February-2011

    English

    Administrative Simplification in Viet Nam: Supporting the Competitiveness of the Vietnamese Economy

    Administrative simplification in Viet Nam has reached a defining moment. This report details Project 30 and related initiatives. Using international comparisons, it explores how Viet Nam can rapidly bring about the full potential of Project 30.

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  • 1-February-2011

    English

    Administrative Simplification in Poland: Making Policies Perform

    To date, Poland has adopted a complex administrative simplification programme, based on methods successfully used in other OECD countries. It has two main streams: one focused on simplifying licences and permits, the other on measuring and reducing regulatory burdens.

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  • 24-January-2011

    English

    Guide for Regulatory Quality at State and Municipal Levels in Mexico

    The Guide for state and municipal public servants provides concrete recommendations of high impact reforms that can be implemented in the short term.

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  • 17-December-2010

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    Product market regulation and competition in China

    The extent of competition in product markets is an important determinant of economic growth in both developed and developing countries.

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