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After a recession of historic proportions, an export-led recovery is gaining traction in Ireland. The pace of recovery, however, varies sharply across sectors.
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This Note reports on implementation of the structural reform commitments identified by G20 countries in the Seoul Action Plan and subsequent updates, and reported in greater detail in the national policy templates. In doing so, the Note complements the preliminary Report (Pursuing Strong, Sustainable and Balanced Growth: Taking Stock of Structural Reform Commitments) submitted to the Framework Working Group and the G20 Deputies ahead
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This Report builds on the lessons learned from the OECD’s regular surveillance of structural policies in G20 countries (reported in Going for Growth), which focuses on a number of policy areas highlighted in the Seoul Action Plan (and subsequent updates) for structural reform in pursuit of strong, sustainable and balanced growth. On the basis of preliminary analysis, the Report takes stock of implementation of Going for Growth
Mismatches between the supply and the demand of safe financial assets in fast-growing emerging countries have been singled out by economic theory as drivers of international capital flows and, ultimately, global current account imbalances.
This paper examines whether the composition of a country’s external liabilities and assets has an incidence on its risk of suffering financial turmoil.
Brazil under-invested in infrastructure for over three decades, and infrastructure investment rates have come up only slowly since 2007. Infrastructure needs are sizeable in almost all sectors.
Low investment rates are limiting Brazil’s future potential growth rate. This paper analyses a number of potential reasons for these low investment rates and discusses policy options to achieve faster capital accumulation.
Mexico has a relatively large informal sector by OECD standards.
The highly regarded Austrian health system delivers good quality and easily accessible services, but is costly.
This paper investigates the role played by deregulation on firms’ investment decisions in infrastructure sectors.