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  • 6-July-2015

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    Raising competitiveness and long-term growth of the Slovenian economy

    Important reforms have been implemented which raised credibility of Slovenia in the financial markets and boosted confidence. But economic recovery has been sluggish, many people are unemployed and living standards still remain below the pre-crisis levels.

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  • 3-July-2015

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    The Future of Productivity - Policy Note

    The Future of Productivity - Policy Note

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  • 26-June-2015

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    Global dialogue on the future of productivity: Towards an OECD productivity network

    Luis Videgaray, Mexico’s Minister of Finance and Angel Gurría, OECD Secretary-General will co-host this event in Mexico City on 6-7 July 2015, with a welcoming by the President of Mexico. Participants will share their views on the key factors that will influence future productivity growth and the creation of an OECD Productivity Network.

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  • 17-June-2015

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    Finance and inclusive growth: How to restore a healthy financial sector that supports long-lasting, inclusive growth?

    Finance is a vital ingredient of economic growth, but there can be too much of it. Over the past 50 years, credit by banks and other institutions to households and businesses has grown three times as fast as economic activity. At these levels, further expansion is likely to slow long-term growth and raise inequality.

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  • 17-June-2015

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    Productivity spillovers from the global frontier and public policy: industry level evidence

    The slowdown in productivity growth over the past decade underscores the idea that as economies converge toward the global technological frontier, the ability to capitalise on new innovations developed at frontier becomes more important.

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  • 11-June-2015

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    NERO homepage

    The latest NERO/OECD meeting took place on 22 June 2015. NERO is a network of National Economic Research Organisations which exchanges information, discusses evolving research agendas and identifies new issues. The OECD acts as a facilitator in this process, and hosts meetings of NERO representatives.

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  • 27-May-2015

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    Recent trends in productivity in China – shift-share analysis of labour productivity growth and the evolution of the productivity gap

    This paper first decomposes labour productivity growth over 2000-11 into a within-industry, a shift and a cross effect in a number of countries and compares China with other countries over this period. This shift-share analysis also allows a comparison of within-sector productivity gains across a large number of sectors and countries.

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  • 30-April-2015

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    Spurring growth in lagging regions in the Slovak Republic

    Regional inequality in Slovakia is among the highest in the OECD and is increasing. The main reason for regional disparity is the combination of low economic growth and job creation in the eastern and central part of the country and insufficient labour mobility to the west, in particular by low-skilled workers.

  • 8-April-2015

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    Effects of economic policies on microeconomic stability

    This paper shows that household-level economic instability is only very loosely related to macroeconomic volatility. However, the analysis also uncovers that moving to highly competitive policies generally reduces micro-level instability.

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  • 9-March-2015

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    Grade repetition: a comparative study of academic and non-academic consequences

    This article explores country-by-country differences in academic performance and attitudes towards school between students who repeated a grade in primary school, in secondary school or never repeated a grade. The analyses use PISA 2009 for 30 countries in which a relatively high proportion of students repeated a grade before the age of 15.

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