Working Papers


25-November-2009

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Happiness and Age Cycles - Return to Start...? On the Functional Relationship between Subjective Well-being and Age (Social, Employment and Migration Working Paper No. 99)

Previous happiness research has explicitly assumed that subjective well-being is U-shaped in age. This paper sheds new light on this issue testing several functional forms...

3-November-2009

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How do institutions affect structural unemployment in times of crises?

This paper examines the effect of economic crises on structural unemployment using an Autoregressive Distributed Lags model and accounting for the role of institutional settings.

3-November-2009

English

Pedal to the metal: Structural reforms to boost long-term growth in Mexico and spur recovery from the crisis

While Mexico’s growth performance has gradually improved over the past decades, its convergence toward OECD countries has been less rapid than in several other emerging markets.

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3-November-2009

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Achieving higher performance: Enhancing spending efficiency in health and education in Mexico

Despite progress over the past two decades Mexico’s health and education indicators remain well below the average of the OECD and some of its Latin American emerging market peers.

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15-October-2009

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Iceland: Challenging Times for Monetary and Fiscal Policies (Economics Department Working Paper 726)

This working paper discusses what policy makers should do in order to restore balance in the Icelandic economy and lay out the foundations for a sustainable recovery.

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15-October-2009

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Towards Better Schools and More Equal Opportunities for Learning in Italy

Compulsory school education in Italy produces poor results in terms of 15-year-olds’ performance on PISA tests, compared with other OECD countries, despite a relatively high level of expenditure, as discussed in this working paper.

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15-October-2009

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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

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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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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

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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