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OECD Economic Surveys: Poland 2012
Volume 2012 Issue 7
OECD Publishing , Publication date:  28 Mar 2012
Pages: 123 , Language: English
Version: E-book (PDF Format)
ISBN: 9789264127296 , OECD Code: 102012071E1
Price:   €42 | $60 | £37 | ¥5000 | MXN750
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Other languages:  Polish (Available) French (Available)
Superseded by: OECD Economic Surveys: Poland 2014 - (Available)
Other Versions:  Print - Paperback
Subscription:  OECD Economic Surveys (Available)

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Frequency: Every 18 months   Tables: 24  Charts: 54 

OECD's 2012 Economic Survey of Poland examines recent economic developments, policies, and prospects. It also includes special chapters covering climate change and health care.

Table of contents:

Executive summary
Assessment and recommendations
-Towards a soft landing?
-The macroeconomic policy mix is appropriate in the baseline scenario
-The fiscal framework should be strengthened and made more transparent
-There are many possible avenues for further fiscal consolidation in the medium term
-Structural reforms can boost economic performance
-Improving the health-care system
-Climate-change policies: minimising the costs of GHG emissions reduction
-Annex: Progress in structural reform
Chapter 1. Improving the health-care system
-Structure of the health-care system
-Aggregate health outcomes are broadly consistent with the country’s level of development
-Addressing the substantial limitations in access to care
-Health-related fiscal issues are important but manageable
-Improving hospital efficiency
-Improving the career prospects of medical staff and reforming generalists’ remuneration
-Designing a comprehensive long-term care system
-Appendix 1.A1. Progress in structural reform
Chapter 2. Climate change policies in Poland – minimising abatement costs
-A large GHG-emissions reduction due to economic transformation followed by relative stability
-Poland’s large emissions-reduction potential should be realised at least cost via a single carbon price
-But explicit and implicit carbon prices vary widely in Poland
-Raising the responsiveness to the EU-ETS carbon price signal in order to minimise abatement costs
-A cost-efficient support scheme for renewables in electricity generation is desirable in the long run
-Electricity mix within the EU-ETS and the scope for direct government intervention.
-The role of renewable sources outside electricity production
-Improving energy-efficiency policies
-Towards a more efficient organisation of the transport sector
-Appendix 2.A1. Progress in structural reform

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