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Closing the income gap with the OECD and enhancing distribution of growth requires reforms in many fronts. Better functioning labour and product markets and investment in skills and infrastructure would boost productivity, while well-designed social and education policies can reduce inequalities
The extent of competition in product markets is an important determinant of economic growth in both developed and developing countries.
This paper analyses the factors influencing the level and volatility of real house prices in a panel of OECD countries over the period 1980-2005.
In the 2000s, Turkey has enjoyed rapid catching–up. This was possible despite the adverse business environment, as the semi–formal and informal economy had a significant contribution to the expansion of the private sector.
Turkey is recovering from a severe recession. Once growth gains full speed, the authorities will likely face the challenge of widening external imbalances and of ensuring a smooth functioning of the financial markets.
Workshop: Structural Reforms, Crisis Exit Strategies and Growth Co-sponsored by OECD and Banque de France, 9-10 December 2010 Cercle Républicain, 5 avenue de l’Opéra, 75001 Paris
This paper explores the impact of structural policies on saving, investment, and current accounts in OECD and non-OECD economies. Since the current account effects of structural reforms are often complex and ambiguous from a theoretical perspective, new OECD empirical analysis is carried out.
This paper uses a simple dynamic stochastic general equilibrium model to explore the qualitative impact of productivity shocks on current account positions via their impact on the saving behaviour of households.
People in OECD countries are healthier than ever before, as shown by longer life expectancy and lower mortality for diseases such as cancer. At the same time, total spending on health care now absorbs over 9% of GDP on average in the OECD.
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Policy Note: Health care systems: getting more value for money