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  • Economic Survey of Greece 2018

    Greece’s economic recovery is finally gaining traction after an unprecedented depression. GDP has started to recover after having fallen by a quarter from 2008 to 2016. In the last two years, the pace of reforms has accelerated and broadened.

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  • Economic Survey of Costa Rica 2018

    The latest OECD Economic Survey of Costa Rica projects growth of around 3.7% for the 2018-19 period and lays out an agenda for achieving further transformation and greater convergence with OECD countries.

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  • Going for Growth 2018: An opportunity that governments should not miss

    In 2017, the pace of reforms has remained similar to the relatively slow pace observed in the last two years and below the one observed in the direct aftermath of the crisis. Nevertheless, some bold actions have been taken – over one third of actions implemented in 2017 can be viewed as "major steps".

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 Conference on Structural Reforms

1st Joint Conference IMF-OECD-World Bank on Structural Reforms: Product Market Regulation, Competition and Inclusive Growth

The conference brings together policymakers and practitioners, international institutions, and leading academics to discuss key policy issues in the area of product market competition and regulation and growth. Topics include: 

• How and why has product market competition, overall and in key sectors, changed since the 1990s?
• What are the consequences for productivity growth, innovation and income distribution?
• What are the implications for competition policy and market regulation? 

 

Enhancing Economic Flexibility: What Is in It for Workers?

Reforms that boost growth by enhancing economic flexibility often meet strong opposition related to concerns that they may imply adverse consequences for categories of workers. This study investigates how making product or labour market regulation more flexible changes workers’ risks of moving out of employment and jobless people’s chances of becoming employed.

 

BlogPost: What do pro-competitive policies IMPLY for workers?

 Global Forum on productivity logo

Global Forum on Productivity

The Global Forum on Productivity is a practical, interactive tool, seeking to dismantle the drivers of slowing productivity growth and proposing ways to improve future prospects. It features a dedicated website that provides:

  • A library section compiling productivity-related literature, sometimes even country specific
  • A selection of databases deemed central to productivity research
  • Detailed country profiles
  • Information about the latest GFP events