United Kingdom


  • 8-August-2018

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    The UK productivity puzzle through the magnifying glass: A sectoral perspective

    Since the start of the Great Recession, labour productivity growth has been weak in the United Kingdom, weaker than in many other OECD countries.

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  • 8-August-2018

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    Sectoral and regional distribution of export shocks: What do two hundred thousand UK firm observations say?

    This study explores the impact of export shocks on firms and re-aggregates results to derive distributional effects on sectors and regions.

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  • 10-January-2018

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    Improving productivity and job quality of low-skilled workers in the United Kingdom

    More than a quarter of adults in the United Kingdom have low basic skills, which has a negative impact on career prospects, job quality and productivity growth.

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  • 10-January-2018

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    Reducing regional disparities in productivity in the United Kingdom

    The United Kingdom displays large regional disparities in productivity compared to most other OECD countries, with a large gap between London and most other regions.

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  • 6-November-2017

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    CBI Annual Conference: How to ensure globalisation is a positive force?

    Nearly a decade after the worst economic crisis in living memory, our countries may finally be escaping the low-growth trap. Global growth is projected to rise from 3% in 2016 to 3.5% this year, and to 3.7% next year, with the upturn increasingly synchronised across the world. This is welcome news, but there is definitely no room for complacency.

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  • 27-October-2017

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    Mitigating the negative economic impact of Brexit

    Ahead of the referendum on Brexit, the OECD was anticipating a significant decrease in economic growth if the decision to leave the EU were taken (Kierzenkowski et al., 2016). As the UK economy has started to slow down, OECD projections remain remarkably valid so far.

  • 17-October-2017

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    United Kingdom: Maintain close ties with EU to meet challenges of Brexit

    The U.K. economy has weakened in the aftermath of the decision to leave the European Union. Maintaining close ties with the EU and implementing policies to boost productivity will be crucial for maintaining future living standards, according to a new report from the OECD.

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  • 17-October-2017

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    Launch of the 2017 OECD Economic Survey of the United Kingdom

    It is a great pleasure to present the OECD’s 2017 Economic Survey of the United Kingdom. The United Kingdom is facing challenging times.

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  • 17-October-2017

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    Economic Survey of the United Kingdom 2017

    Economic performance was solid until the end of 2016, stimulated by a strong business friendly environment, very supportive and reactive monetary policy, and a flexible approach in meeting fiscal goals.

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  • 17-March-2017

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    Going for Growth 2017 - United Kingdom

    This country note from Going for Growth 2017 for the United Kingdom identifies and assesses progress made on key reforms to boost long-term growth, improve competitiveness and productivity and create jobs.

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