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This series of Working Papers is designed to make available, to a wider readership, selected studies which the Department has prepared for use within OECD. Authorship is generally collective, but main individual authors are named.
Stronger manufacturing would increase productivity and make growth more inclusive, while contributing to improved current account balance. In particular, India should aim for more formal jobs, as these tend to be the most secure and of highest productivity.
- Economic surveys and country surveillance
This paper is making use of the OECD product market regulation (PMR) database to measure the heterogeneity of product market regulation across countries for the whole economy, for the main subcomponents of the PMR indicator and for the internet economy.
Beyond usual determinants of trade such as GDP, distance, contiguity, free trade areas and language, this analysis mainly focuses on the role of product market regulation stringency and heterogeneity, and on the role of employment protection.
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In a majority of OECD countries, GDP growth over the past three decades has been associated with growing income disparities. To shed some lights on the potential sources of trade-offs between growth and equity, this paper investigates the long-run impact of structural reforms on GDP per capita and household income distribution.
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As environmental pressures continue to rise, governments throughout the OECD area have not been sitting back. If anything, the stringency of their policy measures has been increasing on the whole, not least to combat pollution and climate change. And as the evidence shows, stringent environmental policies can be introduced without hurting overall productivity.
Do environmental policies matter for productivity growth?
This study presents new evidence on the role of environmental policies – stringency, as well as design and implementation features - for productivity growth.
The analysis suggests that over the next 50 years, the geographical centre of trade will continue to shift from OECD to non-OECD regions reflecting faster growth in non-OECD countries.
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Statistical Annex tables in Excel format from OECD Economic Outlook. These tables cover export volumes of goods and services, import volumes of goods and services, export prices of goods and services, import prices of goods and services, competitive positions: relative consumer prices, competitive positions: relative unit labour costs, export performance for total goods and services, shares in world exports and imports, geographic
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Statistical Annex tables in Excel format from OECD Economic Outlook. These tables cover real GDP, nominal GDP, real private consumption expenditure, real public consumption expenditure, real total gross fixed capital formation, real gross private non-residential fixed capital formation, and real gross private residential fixed capital formation, real total domestic demand, Foreign balance contributions to changes in real GDP, and