Working Papers


  • 3-November-2009

    English

    Russia’s long and winding road to a more efficient and resilient banking sector

    This paper discusses the policy imperatives in the short term, in the face of the ongoing economic crisis, and reforms that could be implemented over the longer term to improve the efficiency and resilience of the financial system and raise Russia’s potential growth rate.

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  • 2-November-2009

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    Clarifying Trade Costs: Maritime Transport and its Effect on Agricultural Trade

    Maritime transport costs have a significant impact on the trade in agricultural goods, representing on average 10% of the imported value of agricultural products. A doubling of shipping costs is linked to an average drop of 42% in agricultural trade, says this paper.

  • 31-August-2009

    English

    The Challenge of Restoring French Competitiveness

    This working paper suggests that restoring competitiveness will require strengthening France's growth potential and to address the main long term determinants of that potential, such as fostering R&D, promoting innovation, reducing the tax burden, boosting competition and so on.

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  • 22-July-2009

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    Financial stability in the United Kingdom: Banking on prudence

    This paper reviews the supervisory and regulatory framework and the many reforms that have already been adopted to remedy these weaknesses. It also provides recommendations for further reforms.

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  • 1-June-2009

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    Multi-Level Regulatory Governance - Policies, Institutions and Tools for Regulatory Quality and Policy Coherence

    This Working Paper identifies some of the key policy issues related to multi-level regulatory governance, and contributes to a “Framework for Analysis of Multi-level Regulatory Governance”.

  • 30-April-2009

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    Structural policies to overcome geographic barriers and create prosperity in New Zealand

    New Zealand’s living standards remain well below the OECD average. This is entirely attributable to persistently low labour productivity, which in turn is related to economic geography as well as structural policy factors.

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  • 27-April-2009

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    Structural reforms and the benefits of the enlarged EU internal market: Much achieved and much to do

    High expectations surrounded the two waves of eastward EU enlargement in 2004 and 2007, with the extension of the EU Internal Market being expected to deliver a substantial boost to economic growth in new and old member States alike.

  • 27-April-2009

    English

    Ten years of product market reform in OECD countries – insights from a revised PMR indicator

    This paper describes patterns and developments of regulation that potentially affect product market competition in OECD countries over the past decade. It uses the 2008 update and revision of the OECD indicators of product market regulation (PMR).

  • 27-March-2009

    English

    Infrastructure investment in network industries: the role of incentive regulation and regulatory independence

    This paper finds that coherent regulatory policies can boost investment in network industries of OECD economies.

  • 16-March-2009

    English

    Infrastructure investment: links to growth and the role of public policies

    Investment in network infrastructure – the energy, water, transport and telecommunication networks –which performs a vital role for the functioning of the economy, can contribute to raising growth and social welfare. But more is not always better.

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