OECD Economics Department Working Papers

Breaking the Shackles
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1815-1973 (online)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1787/18151973
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Working papers from the Economics Department of the OECD that cover the full range of the Department’s work including the economic situation, policy analysis and projections; fiscal policy, public expenditure and taxation; and structural issues including ageing, growth and productivity, migration, environment, human capital, housing, trade and investment, labour markets, regulatory reform, competition, health, and other issues.

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  N° 1433   20 Nov 2017
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Breaking the Shackles
Dan Andrews, Filippos Petroulakis
This paper explores the connection between “zombie” firms (firms that would typically exit in a competitive market) and bank health and the consequences for aggregate productivity in 11 European countries. Controlling for cyclical effects, the...
  N° 1432   20 Nov 2017
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Raising living standards and supporting investment by boosting skills in Slovenia
Rory O’Farrell
Higher living standards and well-being, as well as convergence with more advanced economies, will depend on achieving higher productivity, which in turn would be boosted by more investment in capital. In particular, investment in knowledge-based...
  N° 1431   20 Nov 2017
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Inclusive labour Markets in the digital era
Volker Ziemann
Digitalisation is one of the megatrends affecting societies and labour markets, alongside demographic change and globalisation. The fourth industrial revolution will redesign production processes and alter the relationships between work and leisure,...
  N° 1430   20 Nov 2017
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Austria’s digital transition
Rauf Gönenç, Béatrice Guérard
Austria’s transition to a digital economy and society is slower than in other high-income small open European economies. The rate and pace of utilisation of eight main ICT applications shows that Austrian firms follow peer country counterparts with a...
  N° 1429   17 Nov 2017
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Structural policy indicators database for economic research (SPIDER)
Balázs Égert, Peter Gal, Isabelle Wanner
This document describes the OECD’s new Structural Policy Indicators Database for Economic Research (SPIDER). The database compiles data from various existing databases. It contains indicators capturing structural policies (including institutions,...
  N° 1428   17 Nov 2017
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Designing fan charts for GDP growth forecasts to better reflect downturn risks
David Turner
Forecasts of GDP growth are typically over-optimistic for horizons beyond the current year, particularly because they fail to predict the occurrence or severity of future downturns. Macroeconomic forecasters have also long been under pressure to...
  N° 1426   06 Nov 2017
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Where to get the best bang for the buck in the United Kingdom?
Rafał Kierzenkowski, Peter Gal, Gabor Fulop
The United Kingdom is preparing a modern industrial strategy to boost labour productivity across the whole country and to narrow regional gaps in living standards. This raises the question of the optimal allocation of scarce resources in meeting...
  N° 1425   06 Nov 2017
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Insolvency Regimes, Technology Diffusion and Productivity Growth
Muge Adalet McGowan, Dan Andrews, Valentine Millot
This paper explores the link between the design of insolvency regimes across countries and laggard firms’ multi-factor productivity (MFP) growth, using new OECD indicators of the design of insolvency regimes. Firm-level analysis shows that reforms to...
  N° 1424   18 Oct 2017
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Reigniting growth through productivity-enhancing reforms in Colombia
Eduardo Olaberría
Over the past decade, sound macroeconomic policies and an improved business environment have helped generate relatively strong GDP growth. Investments in infrastructure are improving connectivity and trade integration has been facilitated by lower...
  N° 1423   18 Oct 2017
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Towards more inclusive growth in Colombia
Christine de la Maisonneuve
Growth has become more inclusive in recent years in Colombia. Strong growth and targeted social policies have reduced absolute poverty. Conditional cash transfers and education policies have increased attendance in schools. Universal health care is...
  N° 1422   11 Oct 2017
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Sustaining nature-based tourism in Iceland
Douglas Sutherland, Jane Stacey
Iceland has been experiencing a tourism boom. The number of tourists visiting annually quadrupled between 2010 and 2016 and shows continued strength. The tourism sector is now the major export earner and is also creating new jobs and supporting new...
  N° 1421   11 Oct 2017
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Corporate governance and firm performance in China
Margit Molnar, Baolin Wang, Wenhao Chen
A key priority in China’s “new normal” period -- where returns on investment are slackening -- is corporate governance, which could lead to enhanced productivity by a better management of resources at the firm level. Corporate governance principles...
  N° 1420   11 Oct 2017
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Adapting to the changing labour market in New Zealand
David Carey
Technological change is increasing the productivity of highly skilled workers but creating more challenging labour-market conditions for their low-skilled counterparts. These pressures are likely to grow, especially in light of progress being made in...
  N° 1419   11 Oct 2017
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Improving productivity in New Zealand's economy
Andrew Barker
New Zealand ranks highly on most indicators of well-being, but incomes are below the OECD average due to low labour productivity. Low labour productivity is only partly explained by the industry composition of the NZ economy and is primarily a...
  N° 1418   11 Oct 2017
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Luxembourg: reaping the benefits of a diverse society through better integration of immigrants
Álvaro Pina
Luxembourg’s large foreign-born population is a pillar of the country’s prosperity: they have brought skills and knowledge to many sectors of the economy. They also tend to successfully find jobs, with a higher employment rate than natives. However,...
  N° 1417   11 Oct 2017
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Luxembourg: harnessing skills for more inclusive growth
Jan Stráský
Digitalisation, automation and future technological changes are changing the world of work, affecting the skills needed to perform them. The future of jobs will not look like the present situation: increasingly, workers will have to adapt to fast...
  N° 1416   04 Oct 2017
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Enhancing advanced skills to better meet labour market demand in the Slovak Republic
Gabriel Machlica, Ján Toman, Martin Haluš, Dávid Martinák
Changing labour market demand and moving up the global value chain requires high-skilled workers. However, the share of adults with high skill levels in the Slovak Republic is one of the lowest in the OECD. Improving the education system would raise...
  N° 1415   04 Oct 2017
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Do government transfers reduce poverty in China?
Ben Westmore
This paper estimates urban and rural poverty rates across five Chinese administrative regions (Shanghai, Liaoning, Guangdong, Henan and Gansu) in 2014 using representative household level data from the China Family Panel Studies survey. The types of...
  N° 1414   04 Oct 2017
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Boosting productivity for inclusive growth in Japan
Randall Jones, Yosuke Jin
Never in the past 30 years has productivity growth been lower than since the 2008 global financial crisis, and never has income inequality been higher than it is today in Japan, and in the OECD area. The two challenges have some common origins,...
  N° 1413   04 Oct 2017
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Ensuring Fiscal Sustainability in Japan in the Context of a Shrinking and Ageing Population
Randall S. Jones, Kohei Fukawa
With gross government debt of 219% of GDP in 2016, Japan’s fiscal situation is in uncharted territory and puts the economy at risk. In addition to raising productivity and growth, Japan needs a more detailed and credible fiscal consolidation path,...
  N° 1412   27 Sep 2017
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Achieving strong and balanced regional development in India
Isabelle Joumard, Hermes Morgavi, Hugo Bourrousse
While India’s per capita income is converging towards that of the richer countries, inequality has drifted up. Spatial inequality – across states and between urban and rural areas – is pronounced, with large differences in output per capita and in...
  N° 1411   27 Sep 2017
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Financial Inclusion and Women Entrepreneurship
Fozan Fareed, Mabel Gabriel, Patrick Lenain, Julien Reynaud
Financial inclusion and women entrepreneurship concern policymakers because of their impact on job creation, economic growth and women empowerment. Women in Mexico do engage in paid work but many of them work in the informal sector because they lack...
  N° 1410   19 Sep 2017
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Findings of the recent literature on international capital flows
Stéphanie Guichard
Financial globalisation has given international capital flows a central role in the functioning of the global economy and has therefore led to considerable economic research over the past 30 years. Making the most of capital flows by allowing...
  N° 1409   11 Sep 2017
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Sharing the benefits of China’s growth by providing opportunities to all
Ben Westmore
Living standards in China have greatly improved over the past few decades. Both sustained economic growth and an expansion of the social security system have contributed to a sharp reduction in the number of people in poverty. However, urban-rural...
  N° 1408   11 Sep 2017
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Boosting firm dynamism and performance in China
Margit Molnar
With persisting slower growth worldwide and in China, over-capacity in some heavy industry sectors, declining profitability, and intensifying competition from other, lower-cost emerging economies, corporate behaviour in China needs to change and...
  N° 1407   11 Sep 2017
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The capacity of governments to raise taxes
Oguzhan Akgun, David Bartolini, Boris Cournède
This paper investigates the factors that shape governments’ capacity to collect revenue. To do so, it analyses how tax revenue responds to tax rates using evidence from a panel of 34 OECD countries over 1978-2014. The estimations show that the...
  N° 1406   04 Sep 2017
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Labour market resilience
Alexander Hijzen, Andreas Kappeler, Mathilde Pak, Cyrille Schwellnus
This paper provides an overview of labour market resilience in the wake of the Great Recession of 2008-09 and the role played by macroeconomic and structural policies. The OECD unemployment rate has returned to close to its pre-crisis level, but the...
  N° 1405   28 Aug 2017
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Raising skills in Portugal
Sónia Araújo
Despite significant progress made, improving skills remains one of Portugal’s key challenges for raising growth, living standards and well-being. Upskilling the adult population remains a priority and lifelong learning activities should focus more on...
  N° 1404   19 July 2017
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Improving the efficiency and outcomes of the Slovak health-care system
Claude Giorno, Kristina Londáková
Despite improvements over the past few decades, Slovak health outcomes remains poor compared with most other OECD countries, even after controlling for differences in per capita income and other social, cultural and lifestyle factors. Disparities in...
  N° 1403   21 July 2017
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Skills mismatch, productivity and policies
Muge Adalet McGowan, Dan Andrews
This paper extends earlier OECD work exploring the link between skills mismatch, productivity and policies to include the countries in the second wave of OECD Survey of Adult Skills, with a special focus on New Zealand. We find that the percentage of...
  N° 1402   19 July 2017
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The global income distribution for high-income countries
Mikkel Hermansen
This paper presents the global income distribution between all individuals living in the developed world. Global inequality for the group of high-income countries, as measured by the Gini coefficient, stands at 37 in 2013 and has increased by almost...
  N° 1401   30 June 2017
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Enhancing employability and skills to meet labour market needs in Italy
Paula Garda
The various deficiencies of the labour market and the educational system have resulted in high unemployment, low labour force participation, low skills levels and high skill mismatch. Job creation is key to tackling the high unemployment rates,...
  N° 1400   30 June 2017
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Public debt in India
Isabelle Joumard, Peter Hoeller, Jean-Marc Fournier, Hermes Morgavi
In relation to GDP, India's public debt and interest payments are high compared with most other emerging economies and rating agencies have put India's sovereign debt at the lowest investment grade. On the other hand, India benefits from strong...
  N° 1399   30 June 2017
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Insolvency regimes, zombie firms and capital reallocation
Muge Adalet McGowan, Dan Andrews, Valentine Millot
This paper explores cross-country differences in the design of insolvency regimes and their potential links with two inter-related sources of labour productivity weakness: the survival of “zombie” firms (firms that would typically exit in a...
  N° 1398   30 June 2017
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The fall in real long-term government bond yields
Łukasz Rawdanowicz, Mohamed Hammouch, Makoto Kasai
This paper contributes to the empirical literature investigating reasons for the fall in real interest rates in advanced economies. It focuses on selected drivers from three broad categories: demographic changes; imbalances between supply of and...
  N° 1397   23 June 2017
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Taxation and Investment in India
Alastair Thomas, Isabelle Joumard, Tibor Hanappi, Michelle Harding
Business taxation in India is characterised by high effective tax rates, a narrow tax base, and an uncertain tax environment for potential investors. However, India has now begun a process of significant business tax reform, including a staged...
  N° 1396   23 June 2017
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Financial re-regulation since the global crisis?
Oliver Denk, Gabriel Gomes
Domestic and international capital markets had been liberalised for decades until the mid-2000s. Then the global financial crisis struck. How has policy responded since the crisis: with re-regulation or continued liberalisation? This paper assembles...
  N° 1395   23 June 2017
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Fighting gender inequality in Sweden
Christophe André, Hugo Bourrousse
Sweden ranks among the best OECD countries in terms of gender equality. Women have a high employment rate, outperform men in education and are well represented in government and parliament. Nevertheless, without further policy measures, achieving...
  N° 1394   23 June 2017
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Income, wealth and equal opportunities in Sweden
Jon Kristian Pareliussen, Christophe André, Hugo Bourrousse, Vincent Koen
Sweden is an egalitarian society in international comparison, and has managed to combine equity with economic efficiency. Rapidly rising inequality and relative poverty from a historical low in the 1980s partly stem from ageing, changing family...
  N° 1393   08 June 2017
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Regulation, institutions and productivity
Balázs Égert
Empirical research on the drivers of multi-factor productivity (MFP) is abundant at the firm- and industry level but surprisingly little research has been conducted on the determinants of MFP at the macroeconomic level. In this paper, we seek to...
  N° 1392   08 June 2017
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Regulation, institutions and aggregate investment
Balázs Égert
This paper investigates the relationship linking investment (capital stock) and structural policies. Using a panel of 32 OECD countries from 1985 to 2013, we show that more stringent product and labour market regulations are associated with less...
  N° 1391   08 June 2017
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Boosting R&D outcomes in Australia
Vassiliki Koutsogeorgopoulou, Taejin Park
R&D activity can play a central role in raising productivity. Australia compares well in terms of research excellence. However, there is scope for better translation of publicly funded research into commercial outcomes. Strengthening incentives for...
  N° 1390   08 June 2017
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Creating good conditions for innovation-driven productivity gains in Australia
Philip Hemmings, Taejin Park
Innovation is key to boosting Australia’s productivity and inclusiveness. This paper examines the policies that create good conditions for innovation, not only in science and technology but also wider forms, such as business-model innovation....
  N° 1389   08 June 2017
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Making income and property taxes more growth-friendly and redistributive in India
Isabelle Joumard, Alastair Thomas, Hermes Morgavi
Tax reforms are crucial to promoting inclusive growth in India. The replacement of a myriad of consumption taxes by a Goods and Services Tax (GST) will boost India's competitiveness, investment, job creation and tax compliance. The potential to raise...
  N° 1388   30 May 2017
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Promoting a private investment renaissance in Italy
Mauro Pisu
Boosting investment is key to supporting the nascent recovery and reviving stagnant productivity. Aggregate investment has declined markedly since the start of the global financial crisis, especially in services. Italy’s investment is so low that the...
  N° 1387   30 May 2017
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Fostering innovative business investment in Spain
David Haugh, Muge Adalet McGowan, Dan Andrews, Aida Caldera Sánchez, Gabor Fulop, Pilar Garcia Perea
Spain has chronically low productivity growth, which undermines its ability to generate higher living standards. Important contributors to low productivity growth are the misallocation of capital to low productivity firms and under-investment in...
  N° 1386   30 May 2017
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Reforms for more and better quality jobs in Spain
Yosuke Jin, Aida Caldera Sánchez, Pilar Garcia Perea
The Spanish economy is growing strongly, but there is a risk that many people are being left behind. Unemployment, especially among young people and the low-skilled, remains very high. About half of all the unemployed have been unemployed for over a...
  N° 1385   18 May 2017
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A revised approach to productivity convergence in long-term scenarios
Yvan Guillemette, Alexandre Kopoin, David Turner, Andrea De Mauro
The paper describes revisions to the trend labour efficiency component of the production function underpinning long-term economic scenarios. The main goal of the revision is to add more policy and institutional determinants in the equation to enrich...
  N° 1384   18 May 2017
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A revised approach to trend employment projections in long-term scenarios
Maria Chiara Cavalleri, Yvan Guillemette
The paper describes revisions to the trend employment component of the production function underpinning long-term economic scenarios. Starting with historical age and sex-specific employment rates, a novel approach is developed to correct for...
  N° 1383   22 Apr 2017
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Doing well by doing good
Mabel Gabriel, Patrick Lenain, Mirna Mehrez, Julien Reynaud, Payal Soneja
The private sector can be a strategic partner in the pursuit of sustainable and inclusive growth, with the ability to have a profound impact, particularly in areas such as climate change, inclusiveness, equality and good governance. Firms could...
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