Publications & Documents


  • 15-October-2009

    English

    Iceland: The Financial and Economic Crisis (Economics Department Working Paper 725)

    This working paper begins with a discussion of the factors that made the banks, non-financial firms and households vulnerable to deterioration in global financial markets. It then describes the failure of the banks, its direct impact on government debt, the IMF SBA and the economic outlook.

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  • 13-October-2009

    English

    Income Distribution and Subjective Happiness: A Survey (Social, Employment and Migration Working Paper No. 96)

    This survey summarises the insights that the new literature based on subjective data has shed on the issue of income inequality and income comparisons. It reviews the various channels that relate income distribution and subjective well-being.

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  • 9-October-2009

    English

    IZA/OECD Workshop: Economic Crisis, Rising Unemployment and Policy Responses: What Does It Mean for the Income Distribution?

    IZA and OECD jointly organize a workshop on February 8 and 9, 2010, in Paris on assessing the impact of the current economic crisis on employment status and incomes at the household level.

  • 7-October-2009

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    Reform beyond the crisis

    This paper discusses how governments can “seize the moment” of the economic crisis to suggest and implement structural reforms. It examines the particular challenges to reform – and possible solutions to those challenges.

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  • 6-October-2009

    English

    OECD World Forum in Busan to explore new ways to measure and foster progress

    Assessing the progress and failings of our societies requires a far broader set of measures than just economic indicators.

  • 25-September-2009

    English

    The political economy of reform: Principal messages of the study

    Why are some policy reforms implemented while others languish? This new report aims to answer this important question by looking backwards -- at 20 structural reform efforts in 10 OECD countries, during the past two decades. This page presents the principle messages of the study.

  • 25-September-2009

    English

    The political economy of reform: lessons from pensions, product markets and labour markets in ten OECD countries

    Why are some policy reforms implemented while others languish? This new report aims to answer this important question by looking backwards - at 20 structural reform efforts in 10 OECD countries, during the past two decades. The case studies cover a wide variety of reform attempts in three key areas - pensions, labour-, and product-market regulation.

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  • 23-September-2009

    English

    Raising Education Outcomes in Greece

    Despite progress over the past decades, Greece’s educational indicators lag behind those of other OECD countries. PISA scores are low, a large number of tertiary students study abroad, and attainment rates are low at all levels of education, as discussed in this working paper.

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  • 16-September-2009

    English, Excel, 309kb

    Policy Brief: In-Work Poverty: What can Governments do?

    While work is often the best pathway out of poverty, employment does notalways guarantee an adequate living standard. At the outset of the currenteconomic downturn, the risk of in-work poverty was significant in mostOECD countries.

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  • 16-September-2009

    English

    The Welfare Effects of Social Mobility (OECD Social, Employment and Migration Working Papers No. 93)

    This paper analyses whether a socially mobile society is conducive to subjective well-being. Using socio-demographic information in 30 OECD countries from the World Values Survey, this study shows that living in a socially mobile society is conducive to individual life satisfaction.

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