Working Papers


  • 21-December-2011

    English

    Current issues in managing government debt and assets

    The management of government debt and assets has important implications for fiscal positions.

  • 7-December-2011

    English

    Getting back on track: restoring fiscal sustainability in Ireland

    Ireland’s banking crisis, one of the most severe in the OECD area, and the associated economic recession have taken a heavy toll on public finances.

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  • 7-December-2011

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    Fiscal prospects and reforms in India

    Substantial fiscal consolidation was achieved under the aegis of the 2003 Fiscal Responsibility and Budget Management Act.

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  • 25-November-2011

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    Macroeconomic and structural policies to further stabilise the Mexican economy

    Improvements in the macroeconomic policy framework over the past two decades and prudent regulation of the financial system have contributed to reduce output volatility in Mexico relative to other OECD countries.

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  • 15-November-2011

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    Fiscal reform for a stronger fairer and cleaner Mexican economy

    With slow growth and high inequality Mexico needs investments in infrastructure, education and social policies. Mexico has increased spending in all of these areas.

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  • 3-November-2011

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    What is a "Competitive" Tax System?

    This paper considers how tax policy and administration impact on an economy’s competitiveness and reviews various measures of ‘tax competitiveness’

  • 3-November-2011

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    Taxation and Innovation

    Innovation is the cornerstone of sustained economic growth and prosperity. In a globalised world, innovation is a key driver of competitiveness between businesses and it plays a critical role in the rapid growth of emerging economies.

  • 3-November-2011

    English

    The Evaluation of the Effectiveness of Tax Expenditures - A Novel Approach

    This study evaluates the regional tax incentives for business investment in Italy and addresses the following questions: (i) how much additional investment was stimulated by the government intervention; (ii) has the public financing displaced (part of) the private financing; (iii) to what extent would the outcomes on firm performance have not been achieved without the public support?

  • 3-November-2011

    English

    Non-Tax Compulsory Payments as an Additional Burden on Labour Income

    In 23 of the 34 OECD member countries, it is compulsory for employers and/ or employees to make additional payments, in addition to taxes and social security contributions, which increase the overall burden on labour income. These non-tax compulsory payments, which are typically paid to privatelymanaged funds, will either increase the employer’s labour costs or reduce the employee’s net take-home pay in a similar way to taxes,

  • 3-November-2011

    English

    Corporate Taxation and SMEs: The Italian Experience

    This paper focuses on the tax impediments faced by small and medium-sized enterprises in Italy. The fact that small businesses are characterized by financing constraints and have less access to bank loans is often emphasized as an argument in favour of a special tax treatment for small enterprises. On the one hand, however, the evidence that SMEs suffer severe financing constraints is not overwhelming; on the other hand, tax relief

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