Working Papers


  • 11-June-2010

    English

    Israeli Education Policy: How to Move Ahead in Reform

    Israel’s education system produces many tertiary graduates but there are wide gaps across society and core skills at secondary school are weak, as discussed in this working paper.

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  • 11-June-2010

    English

    Policy Options for Reducing Poverty and Raising Employment Rates in Israel

    Despite some best-practice policies, challenges remain in raising employment and lowering poverty, particularly among Arab-Israeli and Ultra-orthodox households, as discussed in this working paper.

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  • 9-June-2010

    English

    Making the Luxembourg labour market work better

    Rapid economic growth over the past two decades has substantially increased employment in Luxembourg, which has largely been met by in–flows of cross–border workers and, to a lesser extent, immigration.

  • 4-June-2010

    English

    Coping with the job crisis and preparing for ageing: The case of Finland

    Maintaining high participation and employment in the face of the recent recession and a rapidly ageing population are major challenges for policy makers in Finland.

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  • 27-May-2010

    English

    Modeling institutions, start-ups and productivity during transition

    The transition paths from plan to market have varied markedly across countries.

  • 10-May-2010

    English

    Assessing the impact of the financial crisis on structural unemployment in OECD countries

    This paper assesses how the shock to aggregate unemployment as a result of the economic crisis may be transmitted to structural unemployment through hysteresis effects that occur through the rise in long-term unemployment.

  • 20-April-2010

    English

    Advancing structural reforms in OECD countries: Lessons from twenty case studies

    This paper presents in summary form the findings that emerge from a study of 20 structural reform episodes in 10 OECD countries.

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  • 20-April-2010

    English

    Further Advancing Pro-Growth Tax and Benefit Reform in the Czech Republic

    In 2008, the Czech government implemented a major overhaul of the personal income tax (PIT), replacing the previous progressive rate schedule with a single 15% rate levied on an enlarged base.

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  • 16-April-2010

    English

    Labour markets and the crisis

    This paper takes stock of recent labour market developments, highlights some of the key uncertainties, and discusses the policy options available to damp any further, structural deterioration in labour markets and facilitate an eventual, sustained, job-rich recovery.

  • 19-March-2010

    English

    Long-term growth and policy challenges in the large emerging economies

    This paper uses the OECD’s Going for Growth framework, as well as other available evidence linking policies to economic performance, to identify key structural policy challenges in the BIICS for the years ahead.

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