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Cross-country comparisons of the tax favours granted to retirement saving. OECD Economic Studies No. 39.
Boosting market liberalisation by reducing trade, investment and competition barriers to "best practice" levels could significantly raise GDP per head in the European Union and the United States, according to a new OECD working paper.
This working paper discusses the current state of product market competition and related policies in Iceland.
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Cross-country analysis allows the identification of the main factors that determine waiting times for elective surgery. Economic Studies No. 38.
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The effect that international relocation of various types of production has on US exports of services is identified and compared. Economic Studies No. 38.
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Model simulations illustrate a number of channels through which the US current-account deficit could narrow and explore the implications across countries. Economic Studies No. 38.
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Features of mortgage and housing markets appear to play a major role in shaping the economic cycle across countries. Economic Studies No. 38.
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Over the past decade, the gap in GDP per capita relative to the United States has widened in a number of countries, including the large continental European economies and Japan. The gap is linked to lower hours worked per capita, lower output levels per hour worked, or both. This table gives the summary of structural policy priorities for all member countries to enhance GDP per capita. The policy priorities are identified on the
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Handouts given to journalists at the London press conference on 1 March 2005 for the launch of "Economic Policy Reforms: Going for Growth". Across the OECD, governments are seeking to undertake structural reforms to foster their economic growth. This new publication, Economic Policy Reforms: Going for Growth, takes stock of the progress made made in implementing policy reforms and suggests priorities for the future reform agenda in
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This note, taken from Chapter 3 of Economic Policy Reforms, focuses on key structural policy priorities for Belgium, supported by a comparative analysis of the indicators in Chapter 2. The note also presents individual structural indicators of economic and labour market performance as well as comparative indicators for the key policy priorities listed.