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  • 21-September-2015

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    Economic resilience

    The Economic Resilience work stream aims at providing a systematic and holistic framework, including a set of indicators, to help governments identify vulnerabilities to shocks and crisis early on as to reduce their likelihood and economic cost.

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  • 15-September-2015

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    Enhancing dynamism and innovation in Japan's business sector

    Innovation is key to boosting economic growth in the face of a rapidly ageing population. While Japan spends heavily on education and R&D, appropriate framework conditions are essential to increase the return on such investments by strengthening competition, both domestic and international, and improving resource allocation.

  • 2-September-2015

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    Structural policies and productivity: evidence from Portuguese firms

    This paper provides empirical evidence on links between the productivity of Portuguese firms and a number of policy variables in Portugal. The analysis is based on a census of Portuguese manufacturing companies, covering more than 40,000 firms between 2006 and 2011.

  • 2-September-2015

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    Boosting export performance in Portugal

    In the years before the economic crisis, Portugal had low growth, a decline in export competitiveness and rising imbalances that included a large current account deficit and a strong expansion of the non-tradable sector. Strengthening export performance is therefore one of the principal challenges for Portugal.

  • 21-August-2015

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    Policy areas for increasing productivity in Latvia

    Much of the convergence of the Latvian economy needs to come from productivity increases. To achieve this, policy makers should do more to facilitate the integration of the economy into global trade and promote competitive business environment.

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  • 21-August-2015

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    Improving public sector efficiency for more inclusive growth in Latvia

    This working paper explores avenues to improve public sector efficiency in Latvia, a catching-up and ageing economy where spending needs are large.

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  • 18-August-2015

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    OECD Journal: Economic Studies

    OECD Journal: Economic Studies publishes articles in the area of economic policy analysis, applied economics, and statistical analysis, generally with an international or cross-country dimension.

  • 23-July-2015

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    Luxembourg – diversifying a small open economy

    Developing activities in areas other than finance would help to sustain growth and deal with the declining potential output and trend productivity growth that Luxembourg’s economy is facing.

  • 22-July-2015

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    Policies for inclusive and sustainable growth in Indonesia

    Indonesia has a very good record of poverty reduction, having halved its incidence over the past two decades. Nevertheless, almost 30 million people still live below the national poverty line, mostly in rural areas and in certain provinces.

  • 22-July-2015

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    Raising competitiveness and long-term growth of the Slovenian economy

    The rapid growth after independence stopped in 2008 as the global crisis exposed important structural weaknesses. Large state involvement and rigid labour and product markets lowered productivity.

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