Working Papers


  • 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

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    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...

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  • 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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  • 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.

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  • 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.

  • 13-January-2010

    English

    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.

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  • 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.

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  • 18-December-2009

    English

    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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