Working Papers


  • 24-July-2014

    English

    Economic uncertainties and their impact on activity in Greece compared with Ireland and Portugal

    Uncertainty faced by households and firms affects economic activity. The rise in uncertainty since the beginning of the sovereign debt crisis in Greece could be one factor that has contributed to the steep and long-lasting recession. This paper presents a brief empirical analysis quantifying this phenomenon and compares it with developments in Ireland and Portugal.

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  • 15-July-2014

    English

    Tax Policy Working Papers

    Working papers from the Centre for Tax Policy and Administration of the OECD that cover the full range of the Centres work on taxation with the main focus on tax policy related issues.

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  • 15-July-2014

    English

    The Diesel Differential: Differences in the tax treatment of gasoline and diesel for road use

    Diesel and gasoline account for around 95% of energy used for road transport in the OECD and for the largest share of revenue from taxes on energy. In 33 out of 34 OECD countries, diesel fuel is taxed at lower rates than gasoline both in terms of energy and carbon content.

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  • 15-July-2014

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    Personal tax treatment of company cars and commuting expenses: Estimating the fiscal and environmental costs

    Company cars form a large proportion of the car fleet in many OECD countries and are also influential in determining the composition of the wider vehicle fleet. When employees provided with a company car use that car for personal purposes, personal income tax rules value the benefit in a number of different ways.

  • 6-June-2014

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  • 5-June-2014

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    Local public finances and municipal reform in Finland

    Finnish municipalities enjoy ample fiscal autonomy and provide or arrange the provision of a large share of public services. In recent years, their spending and debt has been increasing steadily, especially because of population ageing and increases in the cost of health care and social services.

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  • 7-May-2014

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    Comments action 2 Hybrid Mismatch Arrangements

    Comments on Action item 2 - Hybrid Mismatch Arrangements

  • 24-April-2014

    English

    How to improve taxes and transfers in Israel

    Ensuring tax and transfer systems bring sufficient revenue to reach macroeconomic fiscal targets, address societal goals in re-distribution and social welfare, recognise the influence taxation has on businesses’ competitiveness and adequately address environmental externalities is a tough challenge, arguably more so in Israel than in many other OECD countries.

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  • 10-March-2014

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  • 6-January-2014

    English

    The effect of government debt, external debt and their interaction on OECD interest rates

    In the wake of the financial crisis there has been renewed focus on the importance of a country’s net external debt position in determining domestic interest rates and, relatedly, its vulnerability to a crisis. This paper extends the panel estimation of OECD countries described in Turner and Spinelli (2012) to investigate the effect of external debt and its interaction with government debt on the interest-rate-growth differential.

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