Working Papers


  • 22-February-2011

    English

    Strengthening the macroeconomic policy framework in South Africa

    South Africa’s macroeconomic framework has served the economy well, but should be strengthened to make the economy more resilient to external shocks.

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  • 2-February-2011

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    Increasing public sector efficiency in Slovakia

    Raising efficiency in tax collection (notably VAT) is urgently needed, plans to unify the collection of tax and social security contributions should be implemented swiftly and drawing on EU funds needs to become more efficient.

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  • 27-January-2011

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    OECD releases a scoping document for its new project on the transfer pricing aspects of intangibles

    The OECD has now released a scoping document for its new project on the transfer pricing aspects of intangibles.

  • 18-January-2011

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    Improving the flexibility of the Dutch housing market to enhance labour mobility

    The housing market figures among the main determinants of labour mobility, as households seldom make employment and housing decisions independently of each other.

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  • 17-December-2010

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    Reforming China’s monetary policy framework to meet domestic objectives

    As a result of reforms and financial sector development, the People’s Bank of China (PBoC) now exerts significant control over money market interest rates.

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  • 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

    English

    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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    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.

  • 14-December-2010

    English

    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.

  • 9-December-2010

    English

    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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