The revised OECD Guidelines for Multinational Enterprises are here to sustain a culture of responsible business conduct worldwide. They empower enterprises to meet their responsibilities toward society and provide clearer expectations for companies. This reduces uncertainty and makes doing “good” business easier.
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This study looks into the use of fixed term contracts and agency work in Russia during and shortly after the crisis 2009 10 with the help of an enterprise survey.
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In several OECD countries, ongoing fiscal consolidation might have a negative impact on the static income distribution. However, this conclusion should be treated only as an approximate first step in the analysis.
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The well performing labour market has delivered low unemployment and relatively stable wage developments.
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The Netherlands has strongly benefited from globalisation, which boosted international trade, cross-border investment and economic growth over the latest decades.
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The Netherlands, as other OECD countries, faces the challenge of providing high quality health and long term care services to an ageing population in a cost-efficient manner.
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The global crisis led to a smaller increase in the unemployment rate than in most other OECD countries as employment has been sustained through intensive use of reduced working time schemes.
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Public and private debt levels are very high by historical standards. OECD-wide total financial liabilities now exceed 1 000% of GDP. High debt levels can create vulnerabilities, which amplify and transmit macroeconomic and asset price shocks.
OECD Journal: Economic Studies publishes articles in the area of economic policy analysis, applied economics, and statistical analysis, generally with an international or cross-country dimension.
Composite leading indicators (CLIs), designed to anticipate turning-points in economic activity relative to trend, show signs of stabilising economic outlook in most major economies.