Work Address:
OECD Economics Dept.
2, rue Andre Pascal
75775 Paris Cedex 16

Tel. (+33) (0) 1 4524 8722





























































     Jens Matthias Arnold


    Ph.D. Economics, Bocconi University

    M.Sc. Economics, UPF, Barcelona

    Diplom-Volkswirt, Mannheim University


Published and Forthcoming Papers:

Tax Policy for Economic Recovery and Growth (with B. Brys, C. Heady, A. Johansson, C. Schwellnus and L. Vartia)

Economic Journal, Volume 121, Issue 550.


Does Services Liberalization Benefit Manufacturing Firms? Evidence from the Czech Republic. (with Beata S. Javorcik and A. Mattoo)

Journal of International Economics, forthcoming.


Gifted Kids or Pushy Parents? Foreign Acquisitions and Plant Productivity in Indonesia. (with Beata S. Javorcik).

Journal of International Economics, Volume 79, Issue 1, September 2009, pp. 42-53.


Exports versus FDI in German Manufacturing: Firm Performance and Participation in International Markets (with Katrin Hussinger)

Review of International Economics, Volume 18, Issue 4, September 2010, pp. 595-606.

(previous version available as Deutsche Bundesbank Discussion Paper 04/2006)


Services Inputs and Firm Productivity in Sub-Saharan Africa. Evidence from Firm-level Data. (with A. Mattoo and G. Narciso).

Journal of African Economies, Volume 17, Issue 4, pp. 578-99.


Export Behavior and Firm Productivity in German Manufacturing: A Firm-Level Analysis. (with Katrin Hussinger).

Review of World Economics, Volume 141, Issue 2, July 2005, pp. 219-243.


Solow or Lucas?: Testing Growth Models Using Panel Data from OECD Countries. (with A. Bassanini and S. Scarpetta)

Research in Economics, forthcoming.


Have more strictly regulated banking systems fared better during the recent financial crisis? (with Ruediger Ahrend).

Applied Economics Letters, forthcoming.


Structural Reforms and the Benefits of the Enlarged EU Internal Market: Still Much to be Gained. (with Andreas Woergoetter).

Applied Economics Letters, forthcoming.




Other Recent Work and Work in Progress:


Services Reform and Manufacturing Performance: Evidence from India. (with Beata S. Javorcik, Molly Lipscomb and Aaditya Mattoo)

CEPR Discussion Paper 8011, September 2010. Submitted. Featured on VOXEU.ORG


Do Tax Structures Affect Aggregate Growth ? Evidence from a Panel of OECD Countries.

OECD Economics Department Working Paper 643, October 2008.

Cited in the Economist Magazine:

October 1st, 2009 (Special Report on the World Economy)

November 19th, 2009


Do corporate taxes reduce productivity and investment at the firm level? Cross-country evidence from the Amadeus dataset. (with Cyrille Schwellnus)

OECD Economics Department Working Paper 643, October 2008.


Taxation and Economic Growth. (with Åsa Johansson, Christopher Heady, Bert Brys and Laura Vartia)

OECD Economics Department Working Paper 620, July 2008.


Product Market Policies, Allocative Efficiency and Productivity: A Cross-Country Analysis. (with G. Nicoletti and S. Scarpetta)

OECD Economics Department Working Paper 616, June 2008.


Prudential Regulation and Competition in Financial Markets. (with Ruediger Ahrend and Fabrice Murtin)

OECD Economics Department Working Paper 735, December 2009.



A short note on Productivity Estimation at the Firm Level. A Practical Guide.   Bocconi University. November 2003. (and hence no longer fully up to date)



What makes me happy.


A visit to an orphanage in Lusaka, Zambia.