Working Papers


  • 27-March-2012

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    The short-term effects of structural reforms: an empirical analysis

    This paper sheds light on the impact of reforms over time, identifies the horizon over which their full effects materialise, and investigates whether such effects vary with prevailing economic conditions and institutions.

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  • 27-March-2012

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    Short-term gain or pain? A DSGE model-based analysis of the short-term effects of structural reforms in labour and product markets

    This paper explores the short-term effects of labour and product market reforms through a dynamic general equilibrium model that features endogenous producer entry, equilibrium unemployment and costly job creation and destruction.

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  • 13-March-2012

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    Work incentives and recent reforms of the tax and benefit system in Hungary

    Reducing the extent of inactivity and promoting labour supply is essential to foster labour market outcomes in Hungary in the medium term.

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  • 8-February-2012

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    The impact of changes in second pension pillars on public finances in Central and Eastern Europe

    This paper studies the impact of recent changes in second pension pillars of three Central and Eastern European Countries on the deficit and implicit debt of their full pension systems.

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  • 31-January-2012

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    Reforming education in England

    Despite significant increases in spending on child care and education during the last decade, PISA scores suggest that educational performance remains static, uneven and strongly related to parents’ income and background.

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  • 12-January-2012

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    Less income inequality and more growth – are they compatible? Part 2. The distribution of labour income

    This paper explores the role of macroeconomic factors and structural policies in shaping the distribution of labour income.

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  • 12-January-2012

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    Less income inequality and more growth – are they compatible? Part 4. Top incomes

    Over the past decades, top incomes have soared, especially in the English-speaking countries. Despite a considerable amount of research on top income developments, there is still substantial disagreement about the causes for their rapid increase.

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  • 12-January-2012

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  • 12-January-2012

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    Less income inequality and more growth – are they compatible? Part 7. The drivers of labour earnings inequality – An analysis based on conditional and unconditional quantile regressions

    Unconditional and conditional quantile regressions are used to explore the determinants of labour earnings at different parts of the distribution and, hence, the determinants of overall labour earnings inequality.

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  • 5-January-2012

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    DEV Working Paper No. 307: Labour Market Changes, Labour Disputes and Social Cohesion in China

    This paper documents the increase in labour disputes in China and seeks to understand their determinants. It was written as a background document for the Perspectives on Global Development 2012: Social cohesion in a shifting world along with case studies on Chile and India.

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