Working Papers


  • 23-February-2018

    English

    Public spending in education and student’s performance in Colombia

    This paper investigates if higher public spending in education and better teacher qualifications are related to student’s performance, using data from Saber 11, a national standardized test conducted by Instituto Colombiano para la Evaluación de la Educación.

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  • 10-January-2018

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    Improving productivity and job quality of low-skilled workers in the United Kingdom

    More than a quarter of adults in the United Kingdom have low basic skills, which has a negative impact on career prospects, job quality and productivity growth.

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  • 10-January-2018

    English

    France: Improving the efficiency of the health-care system

    France’s health-care system offers high-quality care. Average health outcomes are good, public satisfaction with the health-care system is high, and average household out-of-pocket expenditures are low.

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  • 10-January-2018

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    France: Promoting economic opportunities and well-being in poor neighbourhoods

    Thanks to a highly developed welfare state, poverty is moderate on average in France, but – as in other countries – highly concentrated in some neighbourhoods.

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  • 22-December-2017

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    Income redistribution through taxes and transfers across OECD countries

    Redistribution is quantified as the relative reduction in market income inequality achieved by personal income taxes, employees’ social security contributions and cash transfers, based on household-level micro data.

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  • 19-December-2017

    English

    Raising and mobilising skills to boost productivity and inclusiveness in Belgium

    A highly educated and skilled workforce has been an important driver of productivity performance and prosperity in Belgium.

  • 12-December-2017

    English

    Ensuring a dynamic skills-training and life-long learning system in Switzerland

    Switzerland makes more use of its human resources than most other OECD countries. Labour force participation is high and the unemployment rate low for most segments of society.

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  • 12-December-2017

    English

    The middle income plateau: trap or springboard?

    The mixed growth performance of emerging market economies has revived angst about a "middle-income trap".

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  • 29-November-2017

    English

    The quantification of structural reforms: extending the framework to emerging market economies

    This paper estimates and quantifies the impact of structural reforms on per capita income for a large set of OECD and non-OECD countries.

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  • 29-November-2017

    English

    Aggregate multi-factor productivity: measurement issues in OECD countries

    This paper analyses for 34 OECD countries the extent to which the calculation of aggregate multi-factor productivity (MFP) is sensitive to alternative parameterisations.

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