Reports


  • 25-September-2009

    English

    The political economy of reform: Principal messages of the study

    Why are some policy reforms implemented while others languish? This new report aims to answer this important question by looking backwards -- at 20 structural reform efforts in 10 OECD countries, during the past two decades. This page presents the principle messages of the study.

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  • 18-June-2009

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    Private Pensions and Policy Responses to the Crisis

    This report describes why occupational pensions play a major role in OECD countries and worldwide, complementing retirement income from state sources. Their financial importance is highlighted by the volume of assets they manage on behalf of plan members, USD 22 trillion at the end of 2008. Population ageing has also led many OECD countries to undertake a wide range of pension reforms – the overall effect of which has been to reduce

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  • 2-April-2009

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    Finance, competition and governance: Strategies to phase out emergency measures

    The OECD has been developing a response to the crisis that is holistic, looking atfinancial market issues, and the wide variety of factors that led to damaging incentive structures, as well as the requirements for broader macro and fiscal policies. The crisis has led to a variety of emergency financial measures such as loans, guarantees, and nationalisations. For financial markets, the focus is on exit strategies that are consistent

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  • 2-April-2009

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    Competition and the Financial Crisis

    The financial crisis that started in the summer of 2007 is shaking the world’s economic system. It started in the financial sector, but is now having an important impact on the real economy. This paper discusses the role of competition policy in times of systemic financial crises, focusing mainly on the financial sector but also looks at the applicability of competition policy to the real sector.

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  • 15-December-2005

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    Hard Core Cartels: Third Report on the Implementation of the 1998 Recommendation

    This 2005 report examines the progress in the ongoing fight against cartels; it focuses on enforcement action; public awareness; effective sanctions, in particular sanctions against individuals; and international cooperation in cartel cases.

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  • 12-September-2005

    English

    Governance in China

    Governance is the next issue the People’s Republic of China needs to tackle. This report shows how governance impacts on public action by looking at different policy sectors, takes stock of the progress made in public management and public finance, and explores policy options for the future.

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  • 15-July-2004

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    Japan - Regulatory reform monitoring review

    This report is part of the monitoring of developments since the 1999 OECD Report on Regulatory Reform in Japan ("1999 Report"), with particular attention to the implementation of its recommendations.

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  • 5-June-2003

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    Trends in foreign direct investment in OECD countries, EO73 ch. 6

    OECD Economic Outlook No. 73, Chapter 6. This chapter reviews recent trends and patterns in FDI and the related activity of foreign affiliates.

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  • 5-June-2003

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    Foreign direct investment restrictions in OECD countries, EO73 ch. 7

    OECD Economic Outlook No. 73, Chapter 7. This chapter reviews restrictions on FDI inflows in OECD countries.

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  • 5-June-2003

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    Policy influences on foreign direct investment, EO73 ch. 8

    OECD Economic Outlook No. 73, Chapter 8. This chapter aims at identifying policy influences on bilateral and overall FDI patterns in the OECD area.

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