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  • 23-June-2015

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    Productivity spillovers from the global frontier and public policy: Industry-level evidence

    As economies converge toward the global technological frontier, the ability to capitalise on new innovations developed at that frontier becomes more important. Using industry level data for 15 countries over the period 1984-2007, this paper identifies the relevant channels and policies that shape an economy’s ability to learn from the global productivity frontier.

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  • 1-June-2015

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    Macroeconomic imbalances Country Report – Germany 2015

    This Country Report assesses Germany’s economy against the background of the Commission’s Annual Growth Survey. It also explores ways to maximise the impact of public resources and unlock private investment. Finally, it assesses Germany in the light of the findings of the 2015 Alert Mechanism Report, in which the Commission found it useful to further examine the persistence of imbalances or their unwinding.

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  • 7-May-2015

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    Raising Productivity and Benefitting more from Openness

    Estonia can revitalise productivity growth and reap more benefits from its openness. Productivity is relatively low in manufacturing and in large firms, as the manufacturing sector focuses on low-technology goods exports to only a small number of destinations.

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  • 28-April-2015

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    Labour market mismatch and labour productivity: Evidence from PIAAC Data

    This paper explores the link between skill and qualification mismatch and labour productivity using cross-country industry data for 19 OECD countries. Using the recent OECD Survey of Adult Skills (PIAAC), the main results suggest that higher skill and qualification mismatch is associated with lower labour productivity, with over-skilling and under-qualification accounting for most of these impacts.

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  • 28-April-2015

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    Skill mismatch and public policy in OECD countries

    This paper explores the relationship between skill mismatch and public policies using micro data for 22 OECD countries from the recent OECD Survey of Adult Skills (PIAAC). Results suggest that differences in skill mismatch across countries are related to differences in public policies.

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  • 7-April-2015

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    Understanding The Economy-Wide Efficiency And Incidence of Major Australian Taxes

    Using a static general equilibrium model, this paper examines the welfare costs and identifies the economic incidence of marginal changes to the structure of the Australian tax system.

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  • 1-April-2015

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    GDP per capita in advanced countries over the 20th century

    This study presents a GDP per capita level and growth comparison across 17 main advanced countries and over the 1890-2013 long period. It proposes also a comparison of the level and growth of the main components of GDP per capita through an accounting breakdown.

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  • 1-April-2015

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    GDP per capita in advanced countries over the 20th century

    This Banque de France working paper presents a GDP per capita level and growth comparison across 17 main advanced countries and over the 1890-2013 long period. It proposes also a comparison of the level and growth of the main components of GDP per capita through an accounting breakdown and runs Philips-Sul (2007) convergence tests over GDP per capita and its main components.

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  • 6-March-2015

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    Boosting Growth and Reducing Informality in Mexico

    Mexico has embarked on a bold package of structural reforms that will help it to break away from three decades of slow growth and low productivity.

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  • 21-February-2015

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    On Productivity: concepts and measurement

    As indicated by its title, this note reviews various concepts underlying the notion of 'productivity', and discusses problems in both the accuracy of the raw data and in the methodologies applied.

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