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Economic Survey of Belgium 2017


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A sound macroeconomic policy framework, high quality education and a combination of market-based policies and a redistributive welfare state have boosted GDP per capita to well above the OECD average. Although growth weakened since the global financial crisis, Belgium ranks among the ten most competitive countries in Europe (WEF, 2016). Read the survey online


Remarks by Angel Gurría, Secretary-General, OECD



See also:

Belgium - Economic forecast summary (November 2018)

Belgium: Structural Reform Priorities

Belgium: blog posts

OECD Economic Surveys: Belgium 2017  

For further information please contact the belgium Desk at the OECD Economics Department.

This Survey was prepared in the Economics Department by Lilas Demmou and Manav Frohde, under the supervision of Piritta Sorsa. Statistical research assistance was provided by Pedro Herrera Gimenez with general administrative assistance provided by Anthony Bolton and Brigitte Beyeler. The Survey also benefitted from consultancy contributions by Francois Rycx, Vincent Vandenberghe and Peter Walkenhorst.

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