United States


  • 21-April-2017

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    G20 Finance Ministers and Central Bank Governors meeting: remarks on the global economy and framework for growth

    Latest indicators of rising business confidence and industrial production are welcome. However, we have been here before over the past five years and left “Waiting for Godot” – for the recovery that never comes. There are reasons to be more optimistic this time around. But we have not yet decisively escaped the low-growth trap. Growth in productivity and wages remains lackluster. Inequality and political tensions are high.

  • 17-March-2017

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    Going for Growth 2017 - United States

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

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  • 6-December-2016

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    Unleashing private sector productivity in the United States

    In the United States, the most watched indicator of productivity (nonfarm business productivity growth) decelerated about ¾ percentage point from 2009 to 2014 relative to the preceding 5-year period.

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  • 2-November-2016

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    Unleashing private sector productivity in the United States

    With the global economy mired in low-growth and no signs of strong acceleration, a lot of attention has been paid to the meagre pace of productivity growth in OECD countries.

  • 11-October-2016

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    Realising and expanding opportunities in the United States

    Measures that enable the acquisition of new skills and reduce mismatches between the demand and supply of existing skills can boost US economic growth and make its benefits more inclusive.

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  • 11-October-2016

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    Unleashing private sector productivity in the United States

    Productivity growth has been sluggish since the Great Recession and had been slowing before it.

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  • 16-June-2016

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    OECD Economic Surveys: United States 2016

    This 2016 OECD Economic Survey of the United States examines recent economic developments, policies and prospects. The special chapters cover:

  • 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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  • 16-June-2016

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    Launch of the 2016 Economic Survey of the United States

    It is a pleasure to be here to present the OECD’s 2016 US Economic Survey. I would like to thank the US Administration ─ in particular Secretary Lew and his Treasury team ─ for their support and input on the Survey, and to Adam Posen and his staff for generously hosting us at the Peterson Institute.

  • 15-June-2016

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    US economy growing steadily but key reforms needed

    The US economy is making one of the strongest comebacks in the OECD, but there are risks on the horizon, according to the OECD’s latest Economic Survey of the United States.

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