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  • Economic Survey of Poland 2018

    Economic growth remains strong. Rising social transfers and a booming labour market are underpinning rapid consumption growth. The unemployment rate is at a record low level, labour shortages are spreading, and there are early signs of accelerating wages.

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  • OECD Economic Outlook and Interim Economic Outlook

    The world economy will continue to strengthen in 2018 and 2019, with global GDP growth projected to rise to about 4%, from 3.7% in 2017. Stronger investment, the rebound in global trade and higher employment are helping to make the recovery increasingly broad-based.

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  • Economic Survey of Israel 2018

    Israel’s economy continues to register remarkable macroeconomic and fiscal performance. Growth is strong and unemployment low and falling. With low interest rates and price stability, financial policy is prudent, and public debt is comparatively low and declining.

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Strengthening Economic Resilience: Insights from the Post-1970 Record of Severe Recessions and Financial Crises

Given the enduring impact of severe recessions and financial crises, it is important to take measures to minimise the risk of such events. In so doing, the benefits of higher economic stability must be weighed against potential costs. Risk-mitigating measures can involve a trade-off between growth and crisis risk, thus the most cost-effective actions must be identified.



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?

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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