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  • 2-July-2014

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    OECD 50-year global scenario: Policy challenges

    This paper identifies and analyses some key challenges that OECD and partner economies may face over the coming 50 years if underlying global trends relating to growth, trade, inequality and environmental pressures prevail.

  • 2-July-2014

    Japanese, PDF, 838kb

    今後50年間の政策課題

    This paper is a synthesis of the OECD 50 year global scenario policy papers on policy challenges and trade and specialisation patterns

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  • 2-July-2014

    English, PDF, 360kb

    OECD 50-year global scenario: Shifting gear

    This paper is a synthesis of the OECD 50 year global scenario policy papers on policy challenges and trade and specialisation patterns

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  • 23-June-2014

    English

    What explains the volume and composition of trade? Industrial evidence from a panel of countries

    This paper quantifies the importance of different determinants of trade at the industry level using a sample of 54 OECD and non-OECD economies. The empirical methodology extends the approach of previous empirical studies to explicitly quantify the impact that trading partners’ factor endowments and policies have on bilateral trade, and to analyse the effect of tariffs on the volume and composition of trade.

  • 18-June-2014

    English

    Do resources flow to patenting firms? Cross-country evidence from firm level data

    This paper exploits longitudinal data on firm performance and patenting activity for 23 OECD countries over the period 2003-2010 to explore the extent to which changes in the patent stock are associated with flows of capital and labour to patenting firms.

  • 11-June-2014

    English

    Economic Survey of Canada 2014

    Canada’s economic growth remains solid. However, the energy-sector boom has widened regional disparities and raised environmental challenges. House prices and household debt have increased to high levels. Skills shortages have emerged.

  • 10-June-2014

    English

    Strengthening competition in Poland

    Poland’s productivity has grown strongly over the past decade, and efforts to reduce the regulatory burden have been significant. Despite impressive progress, product market regulation remains more burdensome than in most OECD countries, partly due to the importance of red tape and the level of state involvement in the economy.

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  • 10-June-2014

    English

    Enhancing competition and the business environment in Hungary

    Over the past decade, the growth potential of the Hungarian economy has declined substantially. Trend productivity has ceased to increase, and investment has fallen to historically low levels.

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  • 5-June-2014

    English

    Trade specialisation and policies to foster competition and innovation in Denmark

    Danish productivity has grown only weakly over the past two decades, both historically and in relation to other countries, despite sound policies and institutions. Denmark needs to continue its efforts to reap the benefits of globalisation, which would contribute to invigorating productivity growth.

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  • 21-May-2014

    English

    Economic policies and microeconomic stability: a literature review and some empirics

    This study reviews the existing literature on the link between economic policies and economic stability at the firm and household level. Based on firm-level and household-level data for a wide range of OECD countries, it also provides preliminary results on sources and patterns of microeconomic volatility.

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