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  • 12-July-2016

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    Leveraging R&D and innovation policies to foster productivity in Czech Republic

    Productivity catch-up along with deeper integration into the global economy played a central role in the convergence of the Czech incomes toward OECD countries before the 2008 financial crisis.

  • 8-July-2016

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    Boosting productivity through greater small business dynamism in Canada

    Small business dynamism in Canada has declined in recent decades, as in other OECD countries, but overall it remains in the middle of the range, with some indicators above average and others below.

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  • 4-July-2016

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    Growing together: making Lithuania’s convergence process more inclusive

    Although Lithuania’s growth has been impressive, inequality is high, the risk of poverty is one of the highest of European countries, and life expectancy is comparatively low and strongly dependent on socio-economic background.

  • 4-July-2016

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    Scaling new heights: achievements and future challenges for productivity convergence in Lithuania

    GDP per capita in Lithuania rose from one third to two thirds of the OECD average level between 1995 and 2014, despite internal and external crises. Productivity catch-up was critical to this process, although the level of labour productivity also remains around one-third below the OECD average.

  • 30-June-2016

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    Boosting skills for all in the Netherlands

    Strong and adequate skills are essential to support workers’ productivity and to ensure robust employment outcomes. Developing workers’ skills would also increase their personal satisfaction and wages, contributing in making growth more inclusive. The Netherlands performs well in terms of competences of a large part of the population. Moreover, the country has been successful in adjusting the required level of skills over time.

  • 30-June-2016

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    Enhancing private investment in the Netherlands

    Investment has rebounded during the recent economic revival, but from a low level. The investment slump during the crisis was mostly caused by a fall in residential investment. However, business investment has been trending downwards since 1990, holding back capital stock accumulation and productivity.

  • 28-June-2016

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    Norway, higher education could deliver more for less

    Norway’s predominately public and tuition-free tertiary education system has encouraged participation and generated high attainment rates. However, few Norwegian universities rank high in international comparisons on the basis of research related and other indicators.

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  • 22-June-2016

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    Germany’s economic performance is strong but productivity and investment need a boost

    The German economy has steadily recovered from the 2008 global crisis. Thanks to past reforms, the labour market has proved strong and export performance has been impressive.

  • 20-June-2016

    English

    Boosting Canada’s productivity through greater small business dynamism

    A dynamic small business sector can heighten competition and underpin productivity growth, as discussed in the 2016 OECD Economic Survey of Canada and Carey et al. (2016, forthcoming).

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  • 16-June-2016

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    Economic Survey of the United States 2016

    U.S. economy growing steadily but key reforms needed

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