Working Papers


  • 26-July-2012

    English

    Trends in Personal Income Tax and Employee Social Security Contribution Schedules

    To shed light on the determinants of average and marginal personal tax rates, this paper discusses historical and cross-country trends in statutory personal income tax rates, the income thresholds where personal income tax and employee social security contribution rates apply, and other statutory provisions that shape the tax burden on labour income in OECD countries.

  • 26-July-2012

    English

    Shifting from Social Security Contributions to Consumption Taxes

    This paper investigates the merits of increasing work incentives for low-income workers by shifting part of the tax burden from social security contributions (SSC) to consumption taxes (specifically VAT) in 13 European OECD countries.

  • 6-July-2012

    English

    Avoiding debt traps: financial backstops and structural reforms

    In this paper we develop a simple analytical framework to analyze “good” and “bad equilibria” in public-debt and growth dynamics.

  • 2-July-2012

    English

    Europe's new fiscal rules

    Europe is putting in place a new system of fiscal rules following the euro area sovereign debt crisis and decades of rising government to debt-to-GDP ratios. These include the so-called "six pack" to upgrade the Stability and Growth Pact to a new Treaty incorporating the "fiscal compact".

  • 11-June-2012

    English

    Credit crises and the shortcomings of traditional policy responses

    Economic downturns which have their roots in preceding credit excesses and debt overhang have tended historically to be long lasting, whether the financial sector remained healthy or not.

  • 6-June-2012

    English

    OECD Working Party No. 6 releases a discussion draft on the Transfer Pricing Aspects of Intangibles

    OECD Working Party No. 6 releases a discussion draft on the Transfer Pricing Aspects of Intangibles

  • 6-June-2012

    English

    OECD Working Party No. 6 invites comments on certain transfer pricing timing issues

    OECD invites comments on certain transfer pricing timing issues

  • 6-June-2012

    English

    OECD Working Party No. 6 releases a discussion draft on the revision of the Safe Harbours section of the Transfer Pricing Guidelines

    OECD releases a discussion draft on the revision of the Safe Harbours section of the Transfer Pricing Guidelines.

  • 30-May-2012

    English

    Ensuring debt sustainability amid strong economic uncertainty in Hungary

    Despite a deep recession in 2009 and weak growth in subsequent years, Hungary’s fiscal position compares favourably with many other OECD countries.

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    English

    Options for benchmarking infrastructure performance

    Three main approaches can be used to assess infrastructure performance. The first employs macro econometric techniques to estimate the impact of the existing infrastructure capital stock on growth and to infer its growth maximising level.

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