OECD Economics Department Working Papers

Decoupling of wages from productivity
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1815-1973 (online)
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10.1787/18151973
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  N° 1373   31 Jan 2017
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Decoupling of wages from productivity
Cyrille Schwellnus, Andreas Kappeler, Pierre-Alain Pionnier
Over the past two decades, aggregate labour productivity growth in most OECD countries has decoupled from real median compensation growth, implying that raising productivity is no longer sufficient to raise real wages for the typical worker. This...
  N° 1371   31 Jan 2017
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Fostering inclusive growth in Malaysia
Stewart Nixon, Hidekatsu Asada, Vincent Koen
Malaysia has followed a comparatively equitable development path, largely eliminating absolute poverty and greatly reduced ethnic inequality. Income and wealth inequality have gradually declined since the mid-1970s. With the “people economy” at the...
  N° 1370   31 Jan 2017
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Boosting productivity in Malaysia
Hidekatsu Asada, Stewart Nixon, Vincent Koen
Productivity growth is essential to providing sustainable increases in living standards. Malaysia has reached a development stage where growth needs to be driven more by productivity gains than the sheer accumulation of capital and labour inputs. The...
  N° 1369   31 Jan 2017
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Malaysia’s economic success story and challenges
Vincent Koen, Hidekatsu Asada, Stewart Nixon, Habeeb Rahuman, M.R., Mohd Arif, A.Z.
Malaysia has sustained over four decades of rapid, inclusive growth, reducing its dependence on agriculture and commodity exports to become a more diversified, modern and open economy. GDP per capita is now higher than in a number of OECD economies,...
  N° 1368   31 Jan 2017
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Trends in productivity and sources of productivity growth in Slovenia
Urban Sila, Hermes Morgavi, Jeanne Dall'Orso
Slovenia’s living standards measured in GDP per capita are currently some 20% below the EU15 average and have not yet reached their pre-crisis level. Given that most of this gap comes from differences in labour productivity, the paper looks at...
  N° 1367   08 Feb 2017
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Rebalancing Turkey’s growth by improving resource allocation and productivity in manufacturing
Aslihan Atabek, Dan Andrews, Rauf Gönenç
Turkey’s manufacturing sector has expanded considerably but not efficiently and competitively enough. This paper documents the drivers of its recent growth and diversification, and the factors that have held it back. It documents its segmentation and...
  N° 1365   15 Dec 2016
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Incentivising Lending to SMEs with the Funding for Lending Scheme
Olena Havrylchyk
This study explores the effectiveness of the incentive mechanisms embedded within the UK’s Funding for Lending Scheme (FLS) for banks’ to expand their supply of lending to medium sized enterprises (SMEs). The FLS was announced by the Bank of England...
  N° 1364   25 Jan 2017
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Enhancing skills to boost growth in Hungary
Gabriel Machlica
Skill requirements in the labour market have significantly changed over the past two decades. The restructuring of the economy is making the labour market increasingly knowledge-based. The education system has reacted to this structural change, but...
  N° 1363   25 Jan 2017
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Enhancing public sector efficiency and effectiveness in the Czech Republic
Christine Lewis, Falilou Fall
Spending on public administration itself is relatively low and so are indicators of its performance. Challenges include wastage in public procurement, insufficient management of the investment cycle and high levels of staff turnover. This paper...
  N° 1362   25 Jan 2017
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Fostering Productivity for Income Convergence in the Czech Republic
Falilou Fall, Christine Lewis
Over the past two decades, the income level of the Czech Republic has converged considerably towards the OECD average. However, after the 2008 global crisis, the convergence process stalled. Shortfalls in labour productivity have developed and are...
  N° 1361   16 Feb 2017
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International tax planning and fixed investment
Stéphane Sorbe, Åsa Johansson
This paper assesses how international tax planning affects real business investment by multinationals. Earlier studies have shown that corporate taxes reduce business investment. This paper shows that tax planning multinationals are less sensitive to...
  N° 1359   16 Feb 2017
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International differences in corporate taxation, foreign direct investment and tax revenue
Øystein Bieltvedt Skeie
This paper assesses the redistribution of foreign direct investments (FDI) and tax revenues among countries due to multinationals’ response to international differences in corporate tax systems. The paper briefly reviews the literature on the tax...
  N° 1358   16 Feb 2017
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International tax planning, competition and market structure
Stéphane Sorbe, Åsa Johansson
This paper investigates if tax planning by large multinationals distorts competition in their favour and allows them to crowd out other firms. The competitive implications of tax planning are frequently mentioned in the tax policy debate, but not yet...
  N° 1357   16 Feb 2017
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Debt and tax planning by multinationals
Stéphane Sorbe, Åsa Johansson, Øystein Bieltvedt Skeie
Multinational enterprises (MNEs) manipulate the location of their debts to reduce their corporate tax burden. Indeed, by locating debts in higher-tax rate countries, MNEs can deduct interest payments against a higher tax rate. This paper provides...
  N° 1356   16 Feb 2017
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Anti-avoidance rules against international tax planning
Åsa Johansson, Øystein Bieltvedt Skeie, Stéphane Sorbe
This paper describes the main anti-avoidance rules against international tax planning by multinational enterprises in OECD and G20 countries. Building on this information and on previous classification efforts in the literature, a new classification...
  N° 1355   16 Feb 2017
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Tax planning by multinational firms
Åsa Johansson, Øystein Bieltvedt Skeie, Stéphane Sorbe, Carlo Menon
This paper exploits firm-level data from the ORBIS database to assess international tax planning by multinational enterprises (MNEs). Profit shifting to lower-tax rate countries is measured by comparing the profitability of MNE entities having...
  N° 1354   07 Feb 2017
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The quantification of structural reforms in OECD countries
Balázs Égert, Peter Gal
This document describes and discusses a new supply side framework that quantifies the impact of structural reforms on per capita income in OECD countries. It presents the overall macroeconomic impacts of reforms by aggregating over the effects on...
  N° 1353   07 Feb 2017
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Coping with creative destruction
Dan Andrews, Alessandro Saia
A policy framework that does not unduly inhibit the creative destruction process is vital to sustaining productivity growth. Yet, a key question is what happens to workers who lose their jobs due to this process and what are the policies that...
  N° 1352   15 Dec 2016
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A Re-assessment of Fiscal Space in OECD Countries
Jarmila Botev, Jean-Marc Fournier, Annabelle Mourougane
To what extent can public deficits increase without putting fiscal sustainability at risk, given the specific current macroeconomic situation of protracted low growth and low interest rates, combined with relatively high government debt levels? The...
  N° 1351   15 Dec 2016
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Can an Increase in Public Investment Sustainably Lift Economic Growth?
Annabelle Mourougane, Jarmila Botev, Jean-Marc Fournier, Nigel Pain, Elena Rusticelli
This paper seeks to identify the conditions under which raising public investment can sustainably lift growth without deteriorating public finances. To do so, it relies on a range of simulations using three different macro-structural models....
  N° 1350   15 Dec 2016
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The Ins and Outs of Employment in 25 OECD Countries
Paula Garda
This paper presents quantitative information on labour market flows for 25 OECD countries. It uses household surveys that offer the advantage of reporting monthly transitions between employment, unemployment and economic inactivity for individuals....
  N° 1349   15 Dec 2016
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How Do Product Market Regulations Affect Workers?
Oliver Denk
Knowing who gains and loses from regulatory reform is important for understanding the political economy of reform. Using micro-level data from 26 countries, this paper studies how regulatory reform of network industries, a policy priority in many...
  N° 1348   15 Dec 2016
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Effects of Flexibility-Enhancing Reforms on Employment Transitions
Boris Cournède, Oliver Denk, Paula Garda
Do flexibility-enhancing reforms imply more employment instability? Using individual-level data from harmonised household surveys for 26 advanced countries, this paper analyses the effects of product and labour market reforms on transitions in and...
  N° 1347   15 Dec 2016
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The Positive Effect of Public Investment on Potential Growth
Jean-Marc Fournier
An estimated baseline convergence model capturing the long-term effect of human capital and physical investment on potential output for a panel of OECD countries is augmented with public investment and its components. The estimations suggest that...
  N° 1346   15 Dec 2016
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Public Finance, Economic Growth and Inequality
Åsa Johansson
This paper reviews the key issues concerning the impact of public spending and taxation on long-run growth and inequality and takes stock of existing theoretical and empirical studies. Overall, the evidence highlights that the size of the government...
  N° 1345   15 Dec 2016
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Trends in Public Finance
Debra Bloch, Jean-Marc Fournier, Duarte Gonçalves, Álvaro Pina
To investigate how public finances could best be designed to promote long-run growth and address inequality, it is essential to have comprehensive, cross-country comparable data on government spending and revenues, along with structural and policy...
  N° 1344   15 Dec 2016
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The Effect of the Size and the Mix of Public Spending on Growth and Inequality
Jean-Marc Fournier, Åsa Johansson
This paper provides evidence on the effects of the size and the composition of public spending on long-term growth and inequality. An estimated baseline convergence model captures the long-term effect of human capital and total investment on...
  N° 1343   30 Nov 2016
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The distribution of the growth dividends
Mikkel Hermansen, Nicolas Ruiz, Orsetta Causa
Widespread increases in inequality over the past three decades have raised the question of the distribution of the growth dividends. This paper finds that there is no single answer to this question. The mechanisms that link growth and income...
  N° 1342   25 Nov 2016
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The Distributional Impact of Structural Reforms
Orsetta Causa, Mikkel Hermansen, Nicolas Ruiz
In a majority of OECD countries, GDP growth over the past three decades has been associated with growing income disparities. To shed some lights on the potential sources of trade-offs between growth and equity, this paper investigates the long-run...
  N° 1341   25 Nov 2016
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Inequality in Denmark through the Looking Glass
Orsetta Causa, Mikkel Hermansen, Nicolas Ruiz, Caroline Klein, Zuzana Smidova
This paper delivers a broad assessment of income inequality in Denmark. As a necessary preamble to provide a basis for discussion, we start by contrasting Danish official inequality measures with those gathered by the OECD in an international...
  N° 1340   25 Nov 2016
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Can Reforms Promoting Growth Increase Financial Fragility?
Aida Caldera Sánchez, Filippo Gori
Certain growth-promoting policies can have negative side-effects by increasing the vulnerability of economies to financial crises. Typical examples are greater openness to financial flows or more liberalised financial markets. This paper investigates...
  N° 1339   25 Nov 2016
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How do policies influence GDP tail risks?
Aida Caldera Sánchez, Oliver Röhn
This paper explores the relationship between policy settings and extreme positive and negative growth events, what we call GDP tail risks, using quantile regression methods. Conditioning on several country characteristics such as the size, stage of...
  N° 1338   25 Nov 2016
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Balancing inclusiveness, work incentives and sustainability in Denmark
Caroline Klein, Louise Aggerstrøm Hansen
The generous Danish welfare state relies on a high degree of labour force participation both for financing and in order to ensure social cohesion. This underlines the need for getting work incentives right and improve the employability of vulnerable...
  N° 1337   25 Nov 2016
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Betting the house in Denmark
Zuzana Smidova
The Danish financial sector is big and there is a high degree of inter-connectedness between banks, mortgage institutions and pension funds. Danish households have large balance sheets and high levels of gross debt. Even though the high debt levels...
  N° 1336   03 Nov 2016
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The Use of Models in Producing OECD Macroeconomic Forecasts
David Turner
This paper firstly describes the role of models in producing OECD global macroeconomic forecasts; secondly, reviews the OECD's forecasting track record; and finally, considers the relationship between forecast performance and models. OECD forecasts...
  N° 1335   03 Nov 2016
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The Estimation of Financial Conditions Indices for the Major OECD Countries
E. Philip Davis, Simon Kirby, James Warren
Financial conditions indices (FCIs) have been developed to summarise financial conditions and also supplement more traditional macroeconomic forecasting. They capture market expectations but also quantitative and survey information. This paper seeks...
  N° 1334   11 Oct 2016
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Advance Warning Indicators of Past Severe GDP per Capita Recessions in Turkey
Oliver Röhn
The global financial crisis and its high economic and social costs have revived academic and policy interest in “early warning indicators” of crises. This paper aims to investigate the performance of vulnerability indicators as advance warning...
  N° 1333   11 Oct 2016
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Realising and expanding opportunities in the United States
Damien Azzopardi, Jonathan Millar, Douglas Sutherland
Measures that enable the acquisition of new skills and reduce mismatches between the demand and supply of existing skills can boost US economic growth and make its benefits more inclusive. Although overall schooling performance has generally improved...
  N° 1332   11 Oct 2016
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  • http://www.keepeek.com/Digital-Asset-Management/oecd/economics/the-skills-of-polish-emigrants_5jlpq7tg3hxs-en
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The skills of Polish emigrants
Nicola Brandt, Patrizio Sicari
Based on the OECD data from the Survey of Adult Skills (PIAAC) this paper sheds light on the skills of migrants. In line with earlier research the data show that migrants from Poland are more likely to have a tertiary degree than peers at home, but...
  N° 1331   11 Oct 2016
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  • http://www.keepeek.com/Digital-Asset-Management/oecd/economics/fiscal-decentralisation-and-income-inequality_5jlpq7tm05r6-en
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Fiscal decentralisation and income inequality
Sibylle Stossberg, David Bartolini, Hansjörg Blöchliger
This paper investigates the relationship between fiscal decentralisation and economy-wide disposable income inequality. Drawing on a dataset of up to 20 OECD countries over a period from 1996 to 2011, a regression analysis is performed, relating...
  N° 1330   11 Oct 2016
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Fiscal Decentralisation and Regional Disparities
David Bartolini, Sibylle Stossberg, Hansjörg Blöchliger
Fiscal decentralisation can lead to a more efficient provision of local public goods and services and promote a better match between policies and citizens’ preferences. At the same time, however, there are concerns about whether all regions will gain...
  N° 1329   11 Oct 2016
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Regional GDP in OECD countries
Felix Arnold, Hansjörg Blöchliger
This paper surveys the state and evolution of GDP per capita in 281 regions of OECD countries for the time period 1995 – 2013. It puts a special focus on the disparities between the regions. These can be substantial: In 2013, GDP per capita of the...
  N° 1328   11 Oct 2016
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Unleashing private sector productivity in the United States
Jonathan Millar, Douglas Sutherland
Productivity growth has been sluggish since the Great Recession and had been slowing before it. This slowdown has touched nearly every industry. Although part the slowdown may be related to weakness of investment related to the slow recovery of...
  N° 1327   21 Sep 2016
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Raising well-being in Germany's ageing society
Andreas Kappeler, Andrés Fuentes Hutfilter, Dorothee Schneider, Naomitsu Yashiro, Eun Jung Kim, Giovanni Maria Semeraro
Population ageing is setting in earlier in Germany than in most other OECD economies and will be marked. It could lead to a substantial decline in employment, weighing on GDP per capita, and will raise demand for health-related public services....
  N° 1326   21 Sep 2016
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Boosting investment performance in Germany
Andrés Fuentes Hutfilter, Andreas Kappeler, Dorothee Schneider, Giovanni Maria Semeraro
Non-residential investment has fallen over the past 20 years as a share of GDP and is now lower than in several other high-income OECD countries. Business investment growth has been weak since the outbreak of the global financial and economic crisis....
  N° 1325   21 Sep 2016
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Labour market reforms in Korea to promote inclusive growth
Randall S. Jones, Kohei Fukawa
Labour market reforms are essential to promote social cohesion by removing obstacles to employment, particularly for women, youth and older persons. In addition to reducing income inequality and poverty, such reforms would also sustain economic...
  N° 1324   21 Sep 2016
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Raising Korea's productivity through innovation and structural reform
Randall S. Jones, Jae Wan Lee
Raising productivity requires addressing a wide range of policies that affect resource allocation, the creation and diffusion of technology, human capital and the creation and financing of start-ups. The greatest gains can be achieved in the service...
  N° 1323   03 Aug 2016
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A bird-eye view of Costa Rica's transport infrastructure
Mauro Pisu, Federico Villalobos
Costa Rica's transport infrastructure sector has long suffered from insufficient and ineffective investment and maintenance spending, resulting in a congested and poor-quality transport network. Public spending has been below the OECD average and...
  N° 1322   03 Aug 2016
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Concurrence dans les industries de réseau et renforcement du marché intérieur au Canada
Corinne Luu
La productivité canadienne est inférieure à celle de nombreux pays de l’OCDE malgré quelques progrès ces dernières années. Il serait possible d’accroître l’efficience globale en renforçant la concurrence sur le marché intérieur afin de favoriser les...
  N° 1322   03 Aug 2016
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Strengthening competition in network sectors and the internal market in Canada
Corinne Luu
Canada’s productivity performance has lagged that of many other OECD countries, despite some improvement in recent years. One measure to enhance overall efficiency would be to strengthen competition on the domestic market to drive future multi-factor...
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