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  • 21-February-2013

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    Boosting productivity in Australia

    Australia’s productivity growth has decelerated markedly around the turn of the century. Part of the decline is probably temporary, but raising multifactor productivity is key to ensure that living standards continue to grow strongly, especially if the currently strong terms of trade weaken over time.

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  • 15-November-2012

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    OECD Expert Workshop on Improving Health Expenditure Forecasting Methods

    This workshop will convene leading experts from health and finance backgrounds in government, academia, and international organisations to take stock of progress in health expenditure forecasting and to discuss future directions, in light of policy needs and recent advancements in techniques, detailed data and computing power.

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  • 9-November-2012

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    Policy challenges for the next 50 years

    The OECD 50-year Global Scenario helps to highlight key global challenges and how they are connected.

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  • 6-November-2012

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    Unleashing business innovation in Canada

    This paper discusses how to improve Canada’s business innovation in order to boost labour productivity and output growth. Many general framework conditions are highly favourable to business risk taking and innovation, including macro stability, openness, strong human capital, low corporate tax rates, low barriers to firm entry and flexible labour markets.

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  • 31-October-2012

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    Public policy and resource allocation: evidence from firms in OECD countries

    The correlation between a firm’s size and its productivity level varies considerably across OECD countries, suggesting that some countries are more successful at channelling resources to high productivity firms than others.

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  • 17-October-2012

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    Promoting SME development in Indonesia

    Micro, small and medium-sized firms (MSMEs) are a key source of employment and economic growth in Indonesia. They contributed to the country’s economic resilience during the 2008-09 financial crisis.

  • 17-October-2012

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    Portugal: rebalancing the economy and returning to growth through job creation and better capital allocation

    Low growth and huge current account deficits have characterised the Portuguese economy over the past decade.

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  • 17-October-2012

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    Public debt, economic growth and nonlinear effects: myth or reality?

    The economics profession seems to increasingly endorse the existence of a strongly negative nonlinear effect of public debt on economic growth. Reinhart and Rogoff (2010) were the first to point out that a public debt to GDP ratio higher than 90% of GDP is associated with considerably lower economic performance in advanced and emerging economies alike.

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  • 27-September-2012

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    China: Trade and product markets

    This paper explores the productivity impact of trade, product market and financial market policies over the last decade in China – a fast growing country where, despite significant reform action, regulatory stance remains still far from OECD standards.

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