Publications & Documents


16-December-2010

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Real house prices in OECD countries: the role of demand shocks and structural and policy factors

This paper analyses the factors influencing the level and volatility of real house prices in a panel of OECD countries over the period 1980-2005.

15-December-2010

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Tax revenues fall in OECD countries

Tax revenues fell in cash terms during 2009 in most OECD countries, driven downward by declining economic activity and tax cuts aimed at cushioning the effects of the recession that followed the financial crisis.

15-December-2010

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Improving fiscal performance through fiscal councils

There is growing interest in the role of independent fiscal institutions, or fiscal councils, in helping to improve fiscal performance.

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14-December-2010

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Fiscal decentralisation and public investment: The experience of Latin America

Despite large differences across countries, Latin America’s average investment-to-GDP ratio and the overall quality of infrastructure in the region are relatively low by international comparison.

14-December-2010

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Does fiscal decentralisation strengthen social capital? Cross-country evidence and the experiences of Brazil and Indonesia

This paper tests the hypothesis that, by giving people more voice in the government decision-making process, fiscal decentralisation fosters social capital, measured in terms of interpersonal trust.

9-December-2010

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The 2008-09 crisis in Turkey: performance, policy responses and challenges for sustaining the recovery

Turkey is recovering from its most severe recession in several decades.

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9-December-2010

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The land transport sector: Policy and performance

This paper provides a broad overview of policy goals and instruments and commonly used performance and policy indicators related to land transport.

9-December-2010

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Fiscal-consolidation strategies for Canadian governments

Although Canada remains in an advantageous fiscal position relative to many other OECD countries as the global economy recovers from the 2008/09 recession, the deterioration in the country’s public finances has been substantial.

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8-December-2010

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3-December-2010

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Tax policy reform and fiscal consolidation

Given the current high levels of budget deficits and government debt, Governments recognize that they need to consolidate their budgets. Taxes can give rise to a multitude of disincentives to work, invest and innovate, with adverse effects on economic growth and welfare.

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