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  • Economic Survey of Czech Republic 2018

    The economy of the Czech Republic is thriving, growth is high, unemployment rate is low and fi scal stance is positive. Strong demand from the external sector and household consumption boosted by high increases in wages are driving growth.

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  • Economic Survey of Turkey 2018

    Turkish GDP per capita has continued to catch up with the more advanced OECD economies. Despite a series of adverse shocks including severe geo-political tensions at the southeastern border and an averted coup attempt in 2016, GDP growth averaged nearly 7% over 2010-17.

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  • Economic Survey of Lithuania 2018

    Since renewed independence in 1991 and transition from a centrally planned to a market economy, Lithuania has substantially raised well-being of its citizens. Thanks to a market-friendly environment the country grew faster than most OECD countries over the past ten years.

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The Long View: Scenarios for the world economy to 2060

Slowing global growth, limited income convergence and rising fiscal pressures – this is the outlook for the world economy in the new OECD long-term baseline projection. But structural policy reforms can brighten the outlook substantially in all countries, as illustrated in a number of alternative scenarios

 Conference on Structural Reforms

‌1st Joint Conference IMF-OECD-World Bank on Structural Reforms: Product Market Regulation, Competition and Inclusive Growth,
11 June 2018

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? 


OECD workshop on “Digital Financial Assets: Opportunities and Challenges

The OECD workshop on “Digital Financial Assets: Opportunities and Challenges” broght together experts from academia, industry, central banks, and financial regulators to focus on recent developments and main policy challenges related to the emergence of digital financial assets. 


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