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31-October-2012

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“Better Policies” series: Addressing the Competitiveness Challenges in Germany and the Euro Area - October 2012

The current crisis and deteriorating growth prospects in many countries make a competiveness enhancing reform agenda a conditio sine qua non to kick-off the European economy.

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30-October-2012

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Joint press release by Federal Chancellor, OECD, WTO, ILO, IMF and World Bank Group

Joint press release by Federal Chancellor Angela Merkel, OECD Secretary-General Angel Gurría, WTO Director-General Pascal Lamy, ILO Director-General Guy Ryder, IMF Managing Director Christine Lagarde and World Bank Group President Jim Yong Kim on the occasion of their meeting on 30 October 2012 in Berlin.

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19-September-2012

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The German labour market: preparing for the future

The strength of the German labour market response to the financial crisis of 2008-09 demonstrated the benefits of past labour market reforms, which raised work incentives, improved job matching and increased working hour flexibility.

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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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14-February-2012

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Germany is leading the charts on employment and green growth - Transition to a knowledge based economy will require further reform and investment, OECD says

Germany recovered rapidly from the 2008-09 recession, with GDP topping pre-crisis rates during 2011 and unemployment falling significantly. Public finances are sound, but further reforms are needed to transform its growth model to thrive as a knowledge-based economy.

31-January-2012

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Structural change and the current account: the case of Germany

Using empirical evidence from panel analysis of current account dynamics and of bilateral trade balances, the paper argues that the large German current account surplus during the 2000s can be explained by an increasing gap between productivity growth in manufacturing vis-à-vis services.

5-July-2010

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The German Banking System: Lessons from the Financial Crisis

The German banking system came under pressure during the financial crisis, not least due to its significant exposure to toxic assets which originated in the US. In the short run, the stability of the system has been achieved, as discussed in this working paper.

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8-June-2010

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Germany’s Growth Potential, Structural Reforms and Global Imbalances

The potential growth rate of the economy has been low for a long time and the crisis has had a further adverse impact, as discussed in this working paper.

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20-May-2010

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Why sound institutions and smart regulation matter

Speaking at a conference in Berlin, Angel Gurría says that a new architecture of financial reform together with sustainable fiscal consolidation strategies, structural reforms and efforts to explore new sources of growth will be essential to build a stronger, cleaner and fairer world economy.

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