Working Papers


  • 22-February-2010

    English

    Sub-central governments and the economic crisis: impact and policy responses

    The world is recovering from the worst crisis since the Great Depression, leaving a strong and lasting impact on Member countries’ public finances. This paper analyses how sub-central governments are affected and how fiscal policy has reacted in the first months after the outbreak of the crisis.

  • 18-February-2010

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    La autonomía fiscal de los gobiernos subcentrales: Una actualización

    El presente informe describe los progresos realizados desde 2006 en el establecimiento de bases de datos estadísticas sobre autonomía tributaria y transferencias intergubernamentales, con el objetivo de entender mejor la financiación subcentral y las relaciones fiscales intergubernamentales. El informe sedivide en dos partes: una primera parte trata sobre el poder tributario de los gobiernos subcentrales y una segunda parte sobre las

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  • 26-January-2010

    English

    The automobile industry in and beyond the crisis

    This paper considers the role of the automobile industry in the current cycle. It shows that the industry is economically important and its cycle is intertwined with business cycles.

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  • 13-January-2010

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    Public comments on the proposed revision of Chapters I-III of the Transfer Pricing Guidelines

    In September 2009, the OECD released for public comment a proposed revision of Chapters I-III of itsTransfer Pricing Guidelines for Multinational Enterprises and Tax Administrations. The comments recieved have now been published.

  • 12-January-2010

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    Working Paper N°11: Explaining the Sub-National Tax-Grants Balance in OECD Countries

    Normative principles provide a relatively clear set of rules for the balance between grants and taxes in the composition of SCGs’ revenues, but in practice, a variety of types of tax-grant systems are observed in OECD countries, which do not all follow these rules.

  • 18-December-2009

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    How to reform the Belgian tax system to enhance economic growth

    Individual elements in the Belgian tax system affect the growth process through different channels and to a varying degree.

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  • 18-December-2009

    English

    Fiscal federalism in Belgium: Main challenges and considerations for reform

    The paper discusses the current state of fiscal relations across levels of government in Belgium and how it has developed over time.

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  • 10-December-2009

    English

    Health-care reform in Japan: controlling costs, improving quality and ensuring equity

    Japan’s health-care system has provided universal access to care and contributed to the outstanding health status of the Japanese. Public spending has been kept below the OECD average through high co-payment rates and reductions in medical fees.

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  • 1-December-2009

    English

    Prudential regulation and competition in financial markets

    This paper examines how a range of stability-oriented regulatory policies for banking and insurance are related to selected stability and competition outcomes in these sectors.

  • 26-November-2009

    English

    Keeping Slovenian public finances on a sustainable path

    This paper examines various aspects of fiscal policy in Slovenia, in particular fiscal consolidation, pension reform, efficiency of government spending and the tax system.

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