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  • 24-October-2016

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    Global Forum on Environment and Economic Growth

    This OECD Global Forum on Environment aims to shed light on the links between environment and economic growth, and the toolkits to quantify these links. It will provide a platform for experts from academia, governments, and the civil society from OECD and developing countries to explore how a well-managed natural environment can contribute to economic growth and how an effective and efficient regulatory system can best be designed.

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  • 30-September-2016

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    Raising well-being in Germany’s ageing society

    Population ageing is setting in earlier in Germany than in most other OECD economies and will be marked.

  • 30-September-2016

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    Boosting investment performance in Germany

    Non-residential investment has fallen over the past 20 years as a share of GDP and is now lower than in several other high-income OECD countries.

  • 30-September-2016

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    Cardiac arrest or dizzy spell: Why is world trade so weak, what can policy do about it?

    World trade growth was rapid in the two decades prior to the global financial crisis but has halved subsequently.

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  • 28-September-2016

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    Product market reforms under the microscope

    Given the secular decline in productivity growth and the persistent weakness of the economic recovery in many advanced economies, increased attention is being paid to the potential role of structural reforms for restoring economic growth.

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  • 23-September-2016

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    Does decentralisation foster regional GDP convergence?

    The growth pattern of OECD countries and their sub-national entities is puzzling. Between-country differences in GDP per capita are declining, yet the differences across jurisdictions within those countries tend to rise.

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  • 23-September-2016

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    Does Fiscal Decentralisation Foster Regional Convergence?

    Across the OECD, GDP per capita is converging. In contrast, regional disparities – or differences in GDP per capita across jurisdictions – are rising, mainly as a result of widening productivity differences. Fiscal decentralisation could help reduce them again. According to new OECD research, assigning more ownsource revenue to sub-national governments dampens regional GDP disparities and underpins regional convergence.

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  • 7-September-2016

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    Enhancing Greek exports is key to jobs and growth

    With weak domestic demand and a relatively low export share in the economy there is much potential to raise exports. Despite a recent pick-up Greek export performance deteriorated in the last decade particularly in the service sector and by much more than in the Euro area on average

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  • 3-August-2016

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    Economics Department Working Papers - List

    This series of Working Papers is designed to make available, to a wider readership, selected studies which the Department has prepared for use within OECD. Authorship is generally collective, but main individual authors are named.

  • 3-August-2016

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    A bird-eye view of Costa Rica's transport infrastructure

    Costa Rica's transport infrastructure sector has long suffered from insufficient and ineffective investment and maintenance spending, resulting in a congested and poor-quality transport network.

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