This paper constructs a broad measure of financial conditions for the United States, Japan, the Euro Area and the United Kingdom, by extending monetary condition indices which are traditionally used to gauge the impact of monetary policy on the economy.
Going for Growth 2009 takes stock of recent progress in implementing policy reforms to improve labour productivity and utilisation that were identified as priorities in the 2008 edition.
Today’s report is designed to help OECD countries pursue reforms that will raise their long-term living standards. This year’s Going for Growth is special in that it comes at a time when OECD countries are faced with the most severe financial and economic crises in a lifetime.
Although the European authorities should be commended for the progress they have made in updating and improving frameworks and responding to the financial turmoil, more can be done.
The global financial crisis that emerged in mid 2007 has caused considerable economic disruptions in the United States and elsewhere, and exposed major flaws in the global financial system.
This overview paper examines the financial crisis in light of past country experience and economic theory and sets out some preliminary policy recommendations.
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This overview paper examines the financial crisis in light of past country experience and economic theory and draws preliminary policy recommendations.
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Special chapter from Economic Outlook No. 84, November 2008.
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This paper examines whether regulation that is more conducive to competitive and efficient financial systems has a significant positive impact on sectoral output and productivity growth in a sample of 25 OECD countries. More specifically, following a methodology used by Rajan and Zingales (1998), the paper tests whether industries that depend more heavily on external sources of funding tend to grow faster in countries that have more
Monetary policies and inflation targeting in emerging economies: Executive Summary. Several emerging-market economies have adopted inflation targeting as their institutional framework for conducting monetary policy.