Working Papers


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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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.

19-November-2010

English

Towards a less distortive and more efficient tax system in Portugal

The process of fiscal consolidation and the need to step up the poor long term economic performance provide an opportunity to implement tax measures to improve efficiency and rebalance the economy.

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18-November-2010

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Are global imbalances sustainable? Shedding further light on the causes of current account reversals

Large shifts in countries’ external current account positions can be disruptive, often reflecting sudden stops in the flows of external finance and leading to exchange rate and banking crises.

15-November-2010

English

Turkey's improving integration with the global capital market: Impacts on risk premia and capital costs

Turkey has considerably improved its terms of access to the global capital market. Progress in macroeconomic fundamentals has enhanced credibility and reduced risk premia and capital costs.

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1-November-2010

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Phasing out energy subsidies in Indonesia

The oil price hike in 2007-08 underlined the vulnerability of Indonesia’s energy subsidy policy to oil price volatility. In addition to entailing significant economic and environmental costs, energy subsidies put pressure on the public budget and benefit mostly rich households.

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25-October-2010

English

United States: Restoring fiscal sustainability

The United States faces challenging budgetary prospects, as do most other OECD countries. The federal budget deficit widened considerably during the recession, reaching about 10% of GDP in both 2009 and 2010, reflecting the operation of automatic stabilizers and the policy response to the crisis

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30-September-2010

English

Public-private partnerships and investment in infrastructure

How can governments reap the potential benefits of public-private partnerships (PPPs) in the provision of infrastructure?

14-September-2010

English

Sustaining the Momentum of Fiscal Reform in Hungary

Hungary has faced a considerable challenge to regain credibility following persistent and high fiscal deficits. Efforts during recent years have produced substantial results. These and other points are discussed in this working paper.

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