Monday August 21, 2017

Revenue statistics in Asian countries 2016: trends in Indonesia, Japan, Korea, Malaysia, the Philippines and Singapore is a 2016 publication by the OECD.

This publication compiles comparable tax revenue statistics for Indonesia, Japan, Korea, Malaysia, the Philippines and Singapore. The model is the OECD Revenue Statistics database – a fundamental reference, backed by a well-established methodology, for OECD member countries.

Extending the OECD methodology to Asian countries enables comparisons about tax levels and tax structures on a consistent basis, both among Asian economies and between OECD and Asian economies.

(Source: OECD)

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Thursday August 17, 2017

Does it pay to live in big(ger) cities? The role of agglomeration benefits, local amenities and cost of living is a 2016 report, published by the OECD.

This study approaches the question whether it "pays" to live in big(ger) cities in three-fold manner:

  1. It estimates how city size affects worker productivity (agglomeration benefits) in Germany, based on individual-level wage data
  2. It considers whether productivity benefits translate into real gains for workers by taking local price levels into account
  3. It examines the role of amenities in explaining differences in real benefits across cities

(Source: OECD)

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Wednesday July 26, 2017

Cardiac arrest or Dizzy Spell: Why is world trade so weak and what can policy do about it? is a 2016 report by OECD.

World trade growth was rapid in the two decades prior to the global financial crisis but has halved subsequently. There are both structural and cyclical reasons for the slowdown. A deceleration in the rate of trade liberalisation post 2000 was initially obscured by the ongoing expansion of global value chains and associated rapid emergence of China in the world economy.

(Source: OECD)

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