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Presentation by OECD Chief Economist Jean-Philippe Cotis at the London Press Conference for the launch of "Economic Policy Reforms: Going for Growth," 1 March 2005. Across the OECD, governments are seeking to undertake structural reforms to foster their economic growth. This new publication takes stock of the progress made made in implementing policy reforms and suggests priorities for the future reform agenda in each member
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This note, taken from Chapter 3 of Economic Policy Reforms, focuses on key structural policy priorities for Switzerland, supported by a comparative analysis of the indicators in Chapter 2. The note also presents individual structural indicators of economic and labour market performance as well as comparative indicators for the key policy priorities listed.
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This note, taken from Chapter 3 of Economic Policy Reforms, focuses on key structural policy priorities for Denmark, supported by a comparative analysis of the indicators in Chapter 2. The note also presents individual structural indicators of economic and labour market performance as well as comparative indicators for the key policy priorities listed.
Since the early 1990s, when France's general government deficit reached a disturbing 6% of GDP, the country's public finances have progressed substantially, even though significantly further improvement is required. This paper examines the tools available to policy makers to meet this challenge.
Key indicators show Germany belonging to the countries in the OECD with strong innovation activity even though some weakening in Germany’s position relative to other OECD countries has occurred recently, as discussed in this working paper.
Despite the recent enlargement of the EU, Central Europe faces sluggish growth prospects, unless labour-market policies are made more job-friendly, as discussed in this working paper.
This working paper is part of the OECD's 2004 Economic Survey for Hungary and is one of a series of reviews on competition issues across OECD member countries.
This working paper suggests that while the German federal fiscal system has been successful in promoting a high standard of living even in regions whose economic capacity is low, tensions have emerged.
This working paper analyses the main features of Iceland's public expenditure and addresses some key policy issues.
This working paper examines economic challenges posed by the combination of an ageing and declining population in Hungary and develops policy-oriented recommendations for addressing them.