Working Papers


6-February-2013

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Do policies that reduce unemployment raise its volatility? Evidence from OECD countries

In this paper we examine whether past labour market reforms aiming at reducing the rate of unemployment have raised its long-run volatility.

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6-February-2013

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Investing efficiently in education and active labour market policies in Slovakia

In Slovakia, educational outcomes are below the OECD average and are too dependent on the socioeconomic background of students.

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29-January-2013

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The US labour market recovery following the great recession

Although job creation has improved, since the end of the 2007-08 recession, the effects of the recession on the labour market remain severe.

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29-January-2013

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Long-term growth scenarios

This paper presents the results from a new model for projecting growth of OECD and major non-OECD economies over the next 50 years as well as imbalances that arise.

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16-January-2013

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Why do Russian firms use fixed-term and agency work contracts?

This study looks into the use of fixed term contracts and agency work in Russia during and shortly after the crisis 2009 10 with the help of an enterprise survey.

16-January-2013

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The Dutch labour market: preparing for the future

The well performing labour market has delivered low unemployment and relatively stable wage developments.

16-January-2013

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Reforming policies for the business sector to harvest the benefits of globalisation in the Netherlands

The Netherlands has strongly benefited from globalisation, which boosted international trade, cross-border investment and economic growth over the latest decades.

16-January-2013

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Enhancing the inclusiveness of the labour market in Belgium

The global crisis led to a smaller increase in the unemployment rate than in most other OECD countries as employment has been sustained through intensive use of reduced working time schemes.

17-October-2012

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Portugal: rebalancing the economy and returning to growth through job creation and better capital allocation

Low growth and huge current account deficits have characterised the Portuguese economy over the past decade.

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27-September-2012

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Canada: Tertiary education: developing skills for innovation and l-t growth

The tertiary education system in Canada performs well in fostering a skilled workforce with generally good labour market outcomes and is internationally recognised for its research contributions.

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