Frequency: Every 18 months
Electronic format: Acrobat PDF
This 2008 edition of OECD's periodic survey of Luxembourg's economy focuses on key challenges being faced including whether the financial sector can continue being the main growth engine, adapting fiscal policies to slower tax revenues, enhancing efficiency in health care, and increasing student abilities by giving schools more autonomy.
Table of contents:
Executive Summary Assessment and Recommendations Chapter 1. Challenges Facing the Luxembourg Economy -Volatile Times Ahead -Growth in Slowing -The Main Challenges facing the Luxembourg Economy -Annex 1.A1. Progress in Structural Reform Chapter 2. Can the Financial Sector Continue to be the Main Growth Engine? -The Financial Sector in Luxembourg - Dependence and Challenges -Annex 2.A1. Nonlinear Model of the Relationship between European Stock Index/Bank Income and Regime-Change Detection -Annex 2.A2. Main Recommendations in the OECD Territorial Review of Luxembourg Chapter 3. Adapting Fiscal Policies to Slower Tax Revenues -Budgets in Recent Years have Benefited from Dynamic Revenues -The 2008 Budget is Mildly Expansionary -Securing the Long-Term Sustainability of Public Finances -The Fiscal Policy Framework Needs to be Strengthened -Modern Public Human Resources Management Can Improve Public Sector Efficiency Chapter 4. Healthy and Wise: Enhancing Cost Efficiency in Health Care -Health Care Services -Health Status -Healthcare Insurance -Improving Spending Efficiency -Preventive Care -Conclusion Chapter 5. Educated and Successful: Increasing Student Abilities by Giving Schools More Autonomy -Student Abilities and Labour Market Performance -Educational Expenditure and Efficiency -Recent School Reforms -Continuous Reworking of School Curricula -Strengthening Incentives for High-Quality Teaching -Improving School Accountability and Autonomy