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  • 17-July-2014

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    Gross earning inequalities in OECD countries and major non-member economies: determinants and future scenarios

    Income and earning inequality has been on the rise in most of the OECD and in many emerging economies since the 1980s. This paper estimates a model of earnings inequality across OECD countries that incorporates determinants of relative demand and supply of more and less-skilled labour.

  • 2-July-2014

    English

    Consequences of climate change damages for economic growth – a dynamic quantitative assessment

    This report focuses on the effects of climate change impacts on economic growth. The analysis finds that the effect of climate change impacts on annual global GDP is projected to increase over time, leading to a global GDP loss of 0.7% to 2.5% by 2060 for the most likely equilibrium climate sensitivity range.

  • 2-July-2014

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    OECD 50-year global scenario: Trade and specialisation patterns

    This report presents descriptive evidence of specialisation trends and investigates empirically their causes and consequences, analysing the role of policies in this process. Then, based on the insights from the backward looking analysis, it draws global trade and specialisation scenarios up to 2060, taking into account international spillovers.

  • 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

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    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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