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  • 21-May-2019

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    Like it or not? The impact of online platforms on the productivity of incumbent service providers

    This paper uses a novel empirical approach to assess if the development of online platforms affects the productivity of service firms.

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  • 21-May-2019

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    Economics Department Working Papers - List

    This series of Working Papers is designed to make available, to a wider readership, selected studies which the Department has prepared for use within OECD. Authorship is generally collective, but main individual authors are named.

  • 21-May-2019

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    Gig economy platforms: Boon or Bane?

    The rapid emergence of gig economy platforms that use digital technologies to intermediate labour on a per-task basis has triggered an intense policy debate about the economic and social implications.

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  • 21-May-2019

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    Economics Department Working Papers by cross country analysis

    This series of Working Papers is designed to make available, to a wider readership, selected studies which the Department has prepared for use within OECD. Authorship is generally collective, but main individual authors are named.

  • 21-May-2019

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    Reducing regional disparities for inclusive growth in Spain

    Spain is a highly decentralised country, making the effective implementation of national reforms dependent on regional policies.

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  • 17-May-2019

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    Productivity growth and finance: The role of intangible assets - A sector level analysis

    Investment in intangible assets has become an increasingly important driver of productivity growth in OECD countries.

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  • 15-May-2019

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    Going National: Implementing the OECD Jobs Strategy

    This paper provides guidance for developing country-specific policy recommendations from the broad policy principles of the new OECD Jobs Strategy.

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  • 9-April-2019

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    Adapting business framework conditions to deal with disruptive technologies in Denmark

    Danish firms are close to the technological frontier compared to other OECD countries, making the introduction of new – potentially disruptive – technologies key to boost productivity growth.

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  • 27-March-2019

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    OECD Economic Surveys: Argentina 2019

    Over many decades, Argentina’s economy has been held back by weak policy settings and productivity has stagnated. Recent and additional reforms will help to raise prosperity for all Argentinians in the medium term. Strengthening competition by reducing barriers to market entry and foreign trade has particularly high payoffs. Tariff barriers have prevented a stronger integration into the world economy, which could raise consumer purchasing power, reduce the cost of firms’ inputs and lead companies in shielded sectors to become more productive. Currently, many jobs are trapped in activities with limited potential for productivity and wage growth. As job reallocation can result in temporary income losses, policies should ease the transition by enhancing training and social protection. Social policies are effective in reducing inequalities and poverty continued its declining trend during 2016 and 2017, until a severe economic crisis pushed the economy into a deep recession in 2018. This has shifted the immediate policy focus to restoring confidence and unwinding significant fiscal and external imbalances. Swift and decisive policy responses were necessary and their implementation will lay the grounds for a return of macroeconomic stability and a recovery from the recession, although significant risks remain.SPECIAL FEATURE: FOSTERING INTEGRATION INTO THE WORLD ECONOMY
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  • 7-March-2019

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    Calibrating GDP Fan Charts Using Probit Models with a Comparison to the Approaches of the Bank of England and Riksbank

    Fan charts were pioneered by the Bank of England and Riksbank and provide a visually appealing means to convey the uncertainty surrounding a forecast.

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