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Stráský, Jan

Works: 22 works in 28 publications in 2 languages and 156 library holdings
Genres: Case studies 
Roles: Author, Other
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Most widely held works about Jan Stráský
Most widely held works by Jan Stráský
Japan's challenging debt dynamics by Yvan Guillemette( )

2 editions published between 2013 and 2014 in English and held by 27 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A small simulation model is used to evaluate the contribution that the three arrows of the government's strategy - bold monetary policy to achieve higher inflation, flexible fiscal policy and growth-boosting structural reforms - could make to reversing the rise in Japan's public debt ratio, currently about 230% of GDP. The findings indicate that with fiscal consolidation amounting to around 7½ percentage points of GDP by 2020, modestly higher growth coming from increased female labour force participation and higher productivity growth, as well as inflation gradually rising to 2% thanks to unconventional monetary policy measures, the debt ratio could be put on a downward trajectory by the end of this decade, although it is likely to remain above 200% of GDP in 2035. Among the many uncertainties surrounding this scenario, the risk of a larger-than-projected increase in interest rates stands prominently and could prevent the turnaround in debt dynamics. JEL classification codes: E63; H68. Keywords: Japan; debt; deficit; fiscal; budget; projection; simulation; arrow; consolidation; growth; inflation; reform
Investment Gaps after the Crisis( )

1 edition published in 2014 in English and held by 22 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The downturn in fixed investment among advanced economies from the onset of the global crisis was unusually severe, widespread and long-lasting relative to comparable episodes in the past. As a result, investment gaps are large in many countries, not only in relation to past norms but also relative to projected future steady-state levels, with a gap of 2 percentage points of GDP or more in several countries. A significant proportion of this investment shortfall is attributable to soft demand conditions (the accelerator effect) but financial factors and heightened uncertainty have also played a role. In addition to continued support to demand from macroeconomic policies, the recovery in investment could be boosted by tackling longer-term policy issues that bear on investment decisions indirectly, by reducing financial fragmentation in the euro area and by undertaking growth-friendly structural reforms
Luxembourg - diversifying a small open economy by Jan Stráský( )

1 edition published in 2015 in English and held by 16 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Developing activities in areas other than finance would help to sustain growth and deal with the declining potential output and trend productivity growth that Luxembourg's economy is facing. Given the relatively high labour costs, Luxembourg's future comparative advantages are likely to lie in higher value added and skill intensive activities. Further development of Luxembourg's high living standards thus requires strengthening the economy's growth potential via further diversification of activity in high value added sectors. Stepping up investment in knowledge based capital and enterprise innovation can help Luxembourg to maintain and further develop comparative advantages in high value added activities. The government is promoting the formation of enterprise clusters by providing networking, infrastructure investment and financial support for research and development. To enhance the efficiency of the government's policy, high priority should be given to outcome-oriented evaluation. This is required to ensure that costly infrastructure investment yields good results. Further efforts should be made to create synergies via cross-border initiatives, in particular with respect to research. Experience in other countries points to the importance of regulatory framework conditions in product and labour markets to spur enterprise dynamics. Regulation in professional services can be made more competition friendly, and impediments to labour force participation, notably for women, can be reduced. Productivity and innovation are also affected by the effectiveness of the secondary education system to produce skilled workers, which in Luxembourg is hampered by high repetition rates among students. This Working Paper relates to the 2015 OECD Economic Survey of Luxembourg (
Priorities for completing the European Union's Single Market by Jan Stráský( )

2 editions published in 2016 in English and held by 13 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The EU Single Market remains far from completed: progress in goods and services market integration has stalled, financial markets are still fragmented along national lines and the barriers to labour mobility remain high. Restrictive regulation within countries and regulatory heterogeneity across them hamper the internal market, reducing trade and investment flows. Network sectors, such as energy and transportation, are insufficiently interconnected and open to competition, and inefficient as a result. Reinvigorating the single market is one of the key tools to strengthen the recovery of the European Union and restore faster growth of income per capita. To support the recovery, structural reforms that yield short-run as well as long-run gains should be prioritised. Policies enhancing labour and capital mobility are especially relevant, as they provide channels of adjustment to country-specific shocks and reinforce the effectiveness of stabilisation policies. Policies enhancing capital mobility include improved securitisation, better collection and sharing of credit information regarding smaller firms and the convergence of insolvency regimes. Labour mobility within the European Union would profit from reduced administrative and regulatory burden, such as faster recognition of professional qualifications and better portability of social and pension rights. Product markets reforms also have the potential to deliver benefits swiftly, not least by unlocking investment. Regulatory burdens could be alleviated by better impact assessment for legislative proposals and ex post evaluation of policies. Product market reforms in network sectors should include harmonisation of regulations and technical specifications, with the target of establishing single EU regulators. This Working Paper relates to the 2016 OECD Economic Survey of the European Union ( o-area.htm)
Rozdělení státu : 25 let České a Slovenské republiky by Václav Klaus( Book )

3 editions published in 2018 in Czech and held by 11 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Luxembourg: harnessing skills for more inclusive growth by Jan Stráský( )

2 editions published in 2017 in English and held by 9 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Abstract: Digitalisation, automation and future technological changes are changing the world of work, affecting the skills needed to perform them. The future of jobs will not look like the present situation: increasingly, workers will have to adapt to fast technological change, accept more mobility during their career, and regularly upgrade their skills to remain employable. Luxembourg's workforce is highly skilled, reflecting the concentration in the country of sophisticated firms in the financial sector and other top-end international services. However, some middle- skilled routine jobs - especially back office, custodian and legal services in the financial sector - may disappear as a result of automation. Workers with strong and adaptable skills will be well prepared to thrive in this new environment. While many individuals working in Luxembourg already possess such characteristics, many others do not, resulting in a relatively high level of skills mismatch. Further improvements in the education system are needed to address this challenge, provide the young with learning-to-learn as well as technical capabilities and avoid that large groups of people are left behind. As skill sets will need to be updated during working careers, the system of initial education must be complemented by a flexible system of lifelong learning, tailored to the special needs of individuals with limited education attainment and older workers. Better use of existing skills would entail reorienting labour market policies from supporting job creation towards high-quality training programmes with substantial on-the-job learning component and reflecting future labour market needs. The tax and benefit system needs to be adjusted to increase incentives to work for low-skilled youth, older workers and second earners. Fully individualised taxation would increase incentives to work of second earners and make the tax system more gender neutral, while an additional parental leave entitlement for fathers may result in more gender-balanced use of part-time work. This Working Paper relates to the 2017 OECD Economic Survey of Luxembourg (
Oil exporters : in search of an external anchor by Maurizio Michael Habib( Book )

1 edition published in 2008 in English and held by 9 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This paper discusses the choice of an optimal external anchor for oil exporting economies, using optimum currency area criteria and simulations of a simple model of a small open economy pegging to a basket of two currencies. Oil exporting countries .in particular those of the Gulf Cooperation Council - satisfy a number of key optimum currency area criteria to adopt a peg. However, direction of trade and synchronisation of business cycle of oil exporters suggest that there is no single .ideal.external anchor among the major international currencies. Model simulations - parameterised for an oil exporting economy - indicate that a currency basket is generally preferable to a single currency peg, especially when some weight is placed by the policy maker on output stabilisation. Only when in.ation becomes the only policy objective and external trade is mostly conducted in one currency that a peg to a single currency becomes optimal
Euro Area unemployment insurance at the time of zero nominal interest rates by Guillaume Claveres( )

1 edition published in 2018 in English and held by 8 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Stabilising the Euro Area through unemployment benefits re-insurance scheme by Guillaume Claveres( )

1 edition published in 2018 in English and held by 8 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Stabilisation policies to strengthen Euro area resilience by Jan Stráský( )

1 edition published in 2018 in English and held by 8 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The euro exchange rate during the European sovereign debt crisis dancing to its own tune?( )

1 edition published in 2013 in English and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Turistův rok v Česku : 52 víkendových turistických tipů na výlet po Čechách, Moravě a Slezsku by Jan Stráský( Book )

1 edition published in 2008 in Czech and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Přehrady Čech, Moravy a Slezska : průvodce by Jan Stráský( Book )

2 editions published in 2010 in Czech and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Tajemství šumavských vrcholů by Petr Mazný( Book )

in Czech and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

The Euro exchange rate during the European sovereign debt crisis - dancing to its own tune?( Book )

1 edition published in 2013 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Rozvoj cyklistické dopravy v České republice( Book )

1 edition published in 1994 in Czech and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Transport in the Czech Republic by Jan Stráský( Book )

1 edition published in 1994 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

The Gulf Cooperation Council countries : economic structures, recent developments and role in the global economy by Michael Sturm( Book )

1 edition published in 2008 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Jihočeský kraj = Region Südböhmen = South Bohemian Region by Jan Stráský( Book )

1 edition published in 2005 in Czech and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

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Alternative Names
Jan Stráský Czech politician

Jan Stráský homme politique tchèque

Jan Stráský politico cecoslovacco

Jan Stráský político checo

Jan Stráský politicus uit Tsjecho-Slowakije

Jan Stráský polityk czeski, ekonomista

Jan Stráský Prime minister of Czechoslovakia

Jan Stráský tschechoslowakischer Politiker

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English (16)

Czech (11)