Posts Tagged ‘OECD’

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    Gender Issues: Big and Small Wage Gaps

    Jul 8, 13 • 550 Views • No Comments

    If you want to avoid a gender gap in the return from higher education, then you could live in Greece, Spain or Turkey. By contrast, Austria, Korea, Norway, the UK and US have the biggest difference between men and women when we look at the impact of more......  [read more]

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    Do You Like the GDP?

    Nov 28, 12 • 385 Views • No Comments

    Having just come across the “Better Life Index,” I started thinking about Ed Koch, a former mayor of NYC who often asked everyone, “How am I doing?” Here are some thoughts about how to measure how well we are doing. The GDP:......  [read more]

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    Do You Agree With French Taxes?

    Aug 9, 12 • 416 Views • No Comments

    Talking about taxes, economists like to quote Louis XIV’s finance minister: “The art of taxation consists of so plucking the goose as to obtain the largest amount of feathers with the least possible amount of hissing.” We have been hearing a......  [read more]

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    Who Does the Housework?

    Apr 19, 11 • 344 Views • No Comments

    Who makes dinner in your home? Walks the dog? Goes to the supermarket? A study from the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD) compared unpaid work in 29 countries. Predictably, they concluded that women do a lot more than men. But,......  [read more]

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    A Big VAT

    Nov 14, 10 • 400 Views • No Comments

    Dating back to the 18th century, the Chinese vase that a brother and sister found “in a dusty attic” sold for $69.5 million at a London auction. The NY Times called it a “treasure-in-the-attic” story. For us economists, it is a VAT......  [read more]