Working Papers


  • 11-June-2010

    English

    Policy Options for Reducing Poverty and Raising Employment Rates in Israel

    Despite some best-practice policies, challenges remain in raising employment and lowering poverty, particularly among Arab-Israeli and Ultra-orthodox households, as discussed in this working paper.

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  • 11-June-2010

    English

    Israel: Monetary and Fiscal Policy

    Monetary policy and inflation prospects are broadly sound in Israel, but significant challenges remain for fiscal policy in reducing public debt, as discussed in this working paper.

  • 4-June-2010

    English

    The political economy of fiscal consolidation

    This paper explores the political economy of fiscal adjustment.

  • 27-May-2010

    English

    A framework for assessing green growth policies

    This paper proposes an analytical framework for assessing policies that will contribute to a better integration of environmental externalities in the pursuit of economic efficiency and growth objectives.

  • 26-May-2010

    English

    Health care systems: efficiency and institutions

    This paper presents a set of indicators to assess health care system performance. It also presents new comparative data on health care policies and institutions for OECD countries.

  • 26-May-2010

    English

    The effects of fiscal policy on output: A DSGE analysis

    This paper examines the effects of fiscal policy on output in the euro area.

  • 11-May-2010

    English

    After the Crisis: Bringing German Public Finances Back to a Sustainable Path

    Further fiscal easing in late 2008 and early 2009 contributed to a markedly widening fiscal deficit in 2010. A newly enacted fiscal rule will help bring public finances back to a sustainable path, as discussed in this working paper.

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  • 20-April-2010

    English

    Further Advancing Pro-Growth Tax and Benefit Reform in the Czech Republic

    In 2008, the Czech government implemented a major overhaul of the personal income tax (PIT), replacing the previous progressive rate schedule with a single 15% rate levied on an enlarged base.

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  • 5-March-2010

    English, Excel, 1,204kb

    Working Paper No12: Fiscal policy across levels of government in times of crisis

    The world is recovering from the worst crisis since the Great Depression, leaving a strong and lasting impact on Member countries’ public finances...

  • 22-February-2010

    English

    Monetary policy responses to the crisis and exit strategies

    Central banks have responded with exceptional vigour to the crisis by using their traditional interest-rate tools to their limits and deploying a wide range of unconventional measures.

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