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3 Dec 2015

This report gives a conceptual framework to define which government receipts should be regarded as taxes.

Summary Data on government sector receipts, and on taxes in particular, are basic inputs to most structural economic descriptions and econonmic analyses and are increasingly used in...


23 Feb 2010

Housing markets have played a prominent role in macroeconomic developments over recent years. For a great part of the 2000s, buoyant housing markets have contributed to sustained economic activity in most OECD countries. But many markets overheated and the collapse of the US subprime mortgage...


25 Nov 2009

The economic recovery spreading across OECD countries is still too timid to halt the continuing rise in unemployment, according to this report.

The jobless rate is expected to peak in the first half of 2010 in the US, but it may not be until...


21 Sep 2009

This paper focuses on inequalities in learning opportunities for individuals coming from different socioeconomic backgrounds as a measure of (in)equality of opportunity in OECD countries and looks at the role played by policies and institutions in shaping countries’ relative positions.

Based on harmonised 15-year...


16 Jun 2009

This paper examines the cost of a range of national, regional and global mitigation policies and the corresponding incentives for countries to participate in ambitious international mitigation actions.

The paper illustrates the scope for available instruments to strengthen these incentives and discusses ways...

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