Productivity and long term growth

Economic Policy Reforms: Going for Growth 2013

 

Economic Policy Reforms 2013 | OECD Free preview | Powered by Keepeek Digital Asset Management

Click to READ

Country notes  | Figures and data | Obtain this book | Previous editions | Multilingual summaries

OECD's 2013 Going for Growth: Reforming for a strong and balanced recovery, Remarks by Angel Gurría, OECD Secretary-General

Editorial

Executive Summary Also available in: Chinese, Italian, Portuguese, Russian Spanish

Taking stock of reform action and identifying priorities in 2013

Structural reforms more important than ever for a strong and balanced economic recovery

Chapter 1. Taking stock of reform action and identifying priorities in 2013

This chapter assesses progress that countries have made in responding to Going for Growth policy recommendations since 2011. Against this background, it identifies and discusses new priority areas where structural reforms are needed to lift growth across OECD and BRIICS countries.

 
 


Chapter 2. The effects of growth-enhancing structural reforms on other policy objectives

This chapter examines the potential side effects of the growth-enhancing policy recommendations reviewed in Chapter 1 on two other aspects of well-being, namely income distribution and the environment, as well as on government budget balances and current accounts. In doing so, the chapter describes the main channels of influence and identify possible policy trade-offs and complementarities.

Chapter 3: Country Notes

Australia

Greece

Norway

Austria

Hungary

Poland

Belgium

Iceland

Portugal

Brazil & in Portuguese

Indonesia

Russia & in Russian

Canada

India

Slovak Republic

Chile & in Spanish

Ireland

Slovenia

China in Chinese

Israel

South Africa

Czech Republic

Italy & in Italian

Spain & in Spanish

Denmark

Japan & in Japanese

Sweden

Estonia

Korea

Switzerland

European Union

Luxembourg

Turkey

Finland

Mexico & in Spanish

United Kingdom

France & in French

Netherlands

United States

Germany & in German

New Zealand

 

Chapter 4: Structural policies indicators


Figures and data

Figure 1.1. Impetus for reform has strengthened

Figure 1.2. The European crisis has been a major driver of reform action

Figure 1.3 Reform responsiveness since 2011 has been uneven across the BRIICS

Figure 1.4. Reforms to boost job creation and take-up have been more intense in some policy areas

Figure 1.5. The incidence of temporary employment differs markedly across European countries

Figure 1.6. Reforms to boost productivity have been more evenly spread across policy areas

Figure 1.7. Large differences in income per capita are mostly accounted for by productivity gaps

Figure 1.8. Informality is widespread in some emerging economies

Figure 1.9. Long-term unemployment has been a concern since the onset of the crisis

Figure 1.10. Increases in structural unemployment are widespread but uneven

Figure 1.11. Raising senior labour market participation remains a challenge for many countries

Figure 1.12. Labour utilisation is held back by low female participation in a number of countries

Figure 1.13. There has been uneven convergence in productivity levels over the last decade

Figure 1.14. Business expenditure on R&D is uneven across countries

Multilingual summaries

Chinese

Czech

Danish

Dutch

Estonian

Finnish

French

German

Greek

Hebrew

Hungarian

Icelandic

Italian

Japanese

Korean

Norwegian

Polish

Portuguese

Russian

Slovak

Slovenian

Spanish

Swedish

Turkish

How to obtain this publication

For further reading, and background to this current edition, see the Going for growth homepage: www.oecd.org/economics/goingforgrowth

 

 

 

 

Countries list

  • Afghanistan
  • Albania
  • Algeria
  • Andorra
  • Angola
  • Anguilla
  • Antigua and Barbuda
  • Argentina
  • Armenia
  • Aruba
  • Australia
  • Austria
  • Azerbaijan
  • Bahamas
  • Bahrain
  • Bangladesh
  • Barbados
  • Belarus
  • Belgium
  • Belize
  • Benin
  • Bermuda
  • Bhutan
  • Bolivia
  • Bosnia and Herzegovina
  • Botswana
  • Brazil
  • Brunei Darussalam
  • Bulgaria
  • Burkina Faso
  • Burundi
  • Cambodia
  • Cameroon
  • Canada
  • Cape Verde
  • Cayman Islands
  • Central African Republic
  • Chad
  • Chile
  • China (People’s Republic of)
  • Chinese Taipei
  • Colombia
  • Comoros
  • Congo
  • Cook Islands
  • Costa Rica
  • Croatia
  • Cuba
  • Cyprus
  • Czech Republic
  • Côte d'Ivoire
  • Democratic People's Republic of Korea
  • Democratic Republic of the Congo
  • Denmark
  • Djibouti
  • Dominica
  • Dominican Republic
  • Ecuador
  • Egypt
  • El Salvador
  • Equatorial Guinea
  • Eritrea
  • Estonia
  • Ethiopia
  • European Union
  • Faeroe Islands
  • Fiji
  • Finland
  • Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia (FYROM)
  • France
  • French Guiana
  • Gabon
  • Gambia
  • Georgia
  • Germany
  • Ghana
  • Gibraltar
  • Greece
  • Greenland
  • Grenada
  • Guatemala
  • Guernsey
  • Guinea
  • Guinea-Bissau
  • Guyana
  • Haiti
  • Honduras
  • Hong Kong, China
  • Hungary
  • Iceland
  • India
  • Indonesia
  • Iraq
  • Ireland
  • Islamic Republic of Iran
  • Isle of Man
  • Israel
  • Italy
  • Jamaica
  • Japan
  • Jersey
  • Jordan
  • Kazakhstan
  • Kenya
  • Kiribati
  • Korea
  • Kuwait
  • Kyrgyzstan
  • Lao People's Democratic Republic
  • Latvia
  • Lebanon
  • Lesotho
  • Liberia
  • Libya
  • Liechtenstein
  • Lithuania
  • Luxembourg
  • Macao (China)
  • Madagascar
  • Malawi
  • Malaysia
  • Maldives
  • Mali
  • Malta
  • Marshall Islands
  • Mauritania
  • Mauritius
  • Mayotte
  • Mexico
  • Micronesia (Federated States of)
  • Moldova
  • Monaco
  • Mongolia
  • Montenegro
  • Montserrat
  • Morocco
  • Mozambique
  • Myanmar
  • Namibia
  • Nauru
  • Nepal
  • Netherlands
  • Netherlands Antilles
  • New Zealand
  • Nicaragua
  • Niger
  • Nigeria
  • Niue
  • Norway
  • Oman
  • Pakistan
  • Palau
  • Palestinian Administered Areas
  • Panama
  • Papua New Guinea
  • Paraguay
  • Peru
  • Philippines
  • Poland
  • Portugal
  • Puerto Rico
  • Qatar
  • Romania
  • Russian Federation
  • Rwanda
  • Saint Helena
  • Saint Kitts and Nevis
  • Saint Lucia
  • Saint Vincent and the Grenadines
  • Samoa
  • San Marino
  • Sao Tome and Principe
  • Saudi Arabia
  • Senegal
  • Serbia
  • Serbia and Montenegro (pre-June 2006)
  • Seychelles
  • Sierra Leone
  • Singapore
  • Slovak Republic
  • Slovenia
  • Solomon Islands
  • Somalia
  • South Africa
  • South Sudan
  • Spain
  • Sri Lanka
  • Sudan
  • Suriname
  • Swaziland
  • Sweden
  • Switzerland
  • Syrian Arab Republic
  • Tajikistan
  • Tanzania
  • Thailand
  • Timor-Leste
  • Togo
  • Tokelau
  • Tonga
  • Trinidad and Tobago
  • Tunisia
  • Turkey
  • Turkmenistan
  • Turks and Caicos Islands
  • Tuvalu
  • Uganda
  • Ukraine
  • United Arab Emirates
  • United Kingdom
  • United States
  • United States Virgin Islands
  • Uruguay
  • Uzbekistan
  • Vanuatu
  • Venezuela
  • Vietnam
  • Virgin Islands (UK)
  • Wallis and Futuna Islands
  • Western Sahara
  • Yemen
  • Zambia
  • Zimbabwe