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  • 27-September-2012

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    Canada: Tertiary education: developing skills for innovation and l-t growth

    The tertiary education system in Canada performs well in fostering a skilled workforce with generally good labour market outcomes and is internationally recognised for its research contributions.

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  • 20-September-2012

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    Intangible assets, resource allocation and growth: a framework for analysis

    This paper explores the growing importance of intangible assets as a potential source of innovation and productivity gains, and the contribution of efficient resource allocation to this process.

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  • 19-September-2012

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    Structural reforms to boost Turkey’s long-term growth

    Turkey can achieve strong sustainable growth and job creation but further reforms in the labour market, education and product markets are required for such gains to materialise.

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  • 10-September-2012

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    Restarting the growth engine in Finland

    Impressive productivity performance during the last decades has weakened since 2007, reflecting the 2008-09 recession but also a poor performance in important sectors, like the information and communication technology sector.

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  • 10-September-2012

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    Import competition, domestic regulation and firm-level productivity growth in the OECD

    This paper examines how import penetration affects firms' productivity growth taking into account the heterogeneity in firms' distance to the efficiency frontier and country differences in product market regulation.

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  • 30-July-2012

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    Sluggish productivity growth in Denmark: the usual suspects?

    Despite sound policies and institutions, Danish productivity has grown modestly over the past decade, both historically and in relation to other countries, contributing to weak economic growth and an erosion in competitiveness.

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  • 2-July-2012

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    An analysis of productivity performance in Spain before and during the crisis: Exploring the role of institutions

    The Spanish economy experienced significantly weaker labour productivity growth than other OECD economies and failed to catch up with the most advanced economies in the period 1996-2007. In recent years labour productivity growth has accelerated, but this recovery is likely to be due to cyclical and temporary factors.

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  • 21-June-2012

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    The OECD and G20 Structural Reform Commitments

    On the request of the G20, the OECD, in co-operation with other international organisations, provides technical analysis to help evaluate the appropriateness of the reforms nominated by countries, and the progress towards implementing those reforms.

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  • 20-June-2012

    English, Excel, 795kb

    Pursuing strong, sustainable and balanced growth: A note on implementation of G20 structural reform commitments

    This note describes the structural reform commitments undertaken by G20 countries as part of the MAP and assesses their implementation. In addition, the framework offered by OECD‟s Going for Growth is used to highlight areas where additional structural reform commitments may enhance strong, sustainable and balanced growth.

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  • 20-June-2012

    English, PDF, 1,411kb

    Boosting jobs and living standards in G20 countries

    Almost four years since the onset of the global financial and economic crisis, unemployment and underemployment remain stubbornly high in many G20 countries, and many workers remain trapped in low-paid, often informal, jobs with little social protection.

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