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  • 15-November-2011

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    Fiscal reform for a stronger fairer and cleaner Mexican economy

    With slow growth and high inequality Mexico needs investments in infrastructure, education and social policies. Mexico has increased spending in all of these areas.

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  • 26-October-2011

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    Refining macroeconomic policies to sustain growth in Brazil

    This paper identifies refinements to the macroeconomic framework that will help Brazil to achieve strong performance in a new environment.

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  • 19-October-2011

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    Austria: public sector inefficiencies have become less affordable

    Performance of fiscal policy, while good in international comparison, is not sufficient to prepare for future ageing-related spending increases.

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  • 29-September-2011

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    Reforming Austria’s highly regarded but costly health system

    The highly regarded Austrian health system delivers good quality and easily accessible services, but is costly.

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  • 28-July-2011

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    Can India achieve double-digit growth?

    In recent years, India has enjoyed one of the highest growth rates worldwide, weathering the global financial crisis better than many other countries.

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  • 21-July-2011

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    ESTONIA - Public sector spending efficiency: healthcare and local government

    The Estonian fiscal position is much better than in many OECD countries, the country stands out for having a rather lean government sector and the authorities are striving for efficient use of existing resources.

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  • 6-June-2011

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    Tax competition between sub-central governments

    Sub-central tax competition is the strategic interaction of tax policy between jurisdictions with the objective to attract and retain mobile tax bases.

  • 31-May-2011

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    Adjusting fiscal balances for asset price cycles

    This paper develops a method for adjusting structural budget balances for asset price cycles and presents estimates of structural budget balances corrected for house-price and equity-price cycles for OECD countries.

  • 25-May-2011

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    EO89 Special Chapter: Medium and long-term developments: Challenges and risks

    The recovery is projected to strengthen in the near term, but there are concerns about the longer-term legacy of the crisis, particularly because of the emergence of unsustainable fiscal imbalances as well as the possible damage to long-term growth prospects.

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  • 19-May-2011

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    Capital Flows, Economics Department Policy Note No. 6

    Increased international capital flows can support long-term income growth through a better international allocation of saving and investment.

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