Austria


  • 9-February-2015

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    Going for growth 2015 - Austria

    This country note from Going for Growth 2015 for Austria identifies and assesses progress made on key reforms to boost long-term growth, improve competitiveness and productivity and create jobs.

  • 5-August-2013

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    Responding to key well-being challenges in Austria

    Important challenges for the future of Austrian well-being arise from demographic and environmental trends. The ageing of the population calls for a fair balance between life-time pension contributions and entitlements, drawing on the recent pension reform.

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  • 5-August-2013

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    Austria’s well-being goes beyond GDP

    Austria enjoys strong material well-being and high quality of life. Steady convergence with top GDP per capita levels translated into decisive improvements in household disposable incomes while significant redistribution has ensured low income inequality and poverty.

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  • 2-July-2013

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    Austria: Addressing new challenges beyond GDP

    Austria’s prospects are among the strongest in Europe. Activity is picking up, and GDP is poised to increase by at least one and a half per cent next year (...) Austria’s rates of unemployment and youth unemployment remain among the lowest in the European Union, said Angel Gurría.

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  • 2-July-2013

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    Austrian economy recovering, but trade-offs on the horizon, OECD says

    Austria has achieved high levels of economic growth and well-being, but must address serious demographic, environmental and globalisation challenges if future generations are to share the same prosperity, according to the OECD’s latest Economic Survey of Austria.

  • 24-February-2012

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    Economic Policy Reforms: Going for Growth 2012: Country Notes

    Country Notes from OECD Economic Policy Reforms: Going for growth 2011 presenting OECD recommendations for structural reform priorities for individual countries.

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  • 19-October-2011

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    Austria: public sector inefficiencies have become less affordable

    Performance of fiscal policy, while good in international comparison, is not sufficient to prepare for future ageing-related spending increases.

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  • 29-September-2011

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    Reforming Austria’s highly regarded but costly health system

    The highly regarded Austrian health system delivers good quality and easily accessible services, but is costly.

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  • 11-July-2011

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    Austria: Strengthening domestic sources of growth would secure place as ‘Champions League’ economy

    Austria should eliminate subsidies which encourage early retirement and target social transfers more effectively, according to the OECD’s latest economic survey.

  • 11-July-2011

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    Launch of the OECD Economic Survey of Austria 2011

    Austria should seize the opportunity provided by its robust, export-led recovery to strengthen spending reforms and reinforce domestic drivers of economic growth, said Angel Gurría.

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