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  • Multi-Dimensional Economic Survey of Argentina 2017

    Following years of unsustainable economic policies, Argentina has undertaken ambitious reforms. Further wide-ranging structural reforms are needed to respond to challenges still lying ahead. Protecting the poor and ensuring that growth is inclusive and sustainable are key priorities.

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  • Economic Survey of South Africa 2017

    The South African economy has registered tremendous progress over the past two decades, boosting living standards and lifting millions out of poverty nationwide. Further reforms are now necessary, however, to revive economic growth and ensure that all South Africans can benefit.

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  • Economic Survey of Luxembourg 2017

    Luxembourg is an advanced economy with the highest per capita income in the OECD, reflecting the dynamic services sector, notably in banking and other financial services.

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 Resilience

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