Policy Briefs


9-October-2013

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Climate and carbon: Aligning prices and policies

This report brings together lessons learned from OECD analysis on carbon pricing and climate policies. A key component of this approach is putting an explicit price on every tonne of CO2 emitted. Explicit pricing instruments, however, may not cover all sources of emissions and will often need to be complemented by other policies that effectively put an implicit price on emissions.

9-September-2013

English

OECD releases new tax policy working papers

"Tax Policy Landscape Five Years after the Crisis" discusses how tax policies have responded to fiscal and macroeconomic developments over the past five years and these longer-term structural economic developments on. "Tax Reform in the People's Republic of China" compares the tax system in China with the tax system in OECD countries and the tax reforms China and OECD countries have implemented in the past.

2-July-2013

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Choosing fiscal consolidation instruments compatible with growth and equity

This study proposes a structured approach to selecting instruments of fiscal consolidation that are consistent with growth, equity and global-rebalancing objectives, which is then illustrated with a particular application.

28-January-2013

English, PDF, 122kb

Taxing Energy Use Executive Summary

This publication provides the first systematic statistics of such effective tax rates - on a comparable basis - for each OECD country, together with ‘maps’ that illustrate graphically the wide variations in tax rates per unit of energy or per tonne of CO2 emissions.

12-April-2012

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What are the best policy instruments for fiscal consolidation? OECD Economics Department Policy Notes, No. 12

Large fiscal challenges will pre-occupy OECD governments for some time to come. The economic crisis that began in 2008 caused deficits to surge, and fiscal imbalances were swollen further by stimulus measures and bank rescue operations.

12-April-2012

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Fiscal consolidation: How much, how fast and by what means? OECD Economic Policy Papers, No. 1

Fiscal consolidation: How much, how fast and by what means? OECD Economic Policy Papers, No. 1

12-April-2012

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Fiscal consolidation: How much is needed to reduce debt to a prudent level? OECD Economics Department Policy Notes, No. 11

Fiscal consolidation: How much is needed to reduce debt to a prudent level? OECD Economics Department Policy Notes, No. 11

23-January-2012

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Inequality in labour income - What are its drivers and how can it be reduced? Economics Department Policy Note No. 8

Inequality in labour income - What are its drivers and how can it be reduced? Economics Department Policy Note No. 8

23-January-2012

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Income inequality and growth - The role of taxes and transfers, Economics Department Policy Note No. 9

Inequality in labour income - What are its drivers and how can it be reduced? Economics Department Policy Note No. 8

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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