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  • 6-December-2013

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    Informal employment in Russia: definitions, incidence, determinants and labour market segmentation

    This paper takes stock of informal employment in Russia analysing its incidence and determinants. Using the regular 2003-11 waves and an informality supplement of the Russian Longitudinal Monitoring Survey (RLMS) it develops several measures of informal employment and demonstrates that the incidence varies widely across the different definitions.

  • 3-December-2013

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    Consumer Prices, OECD - Updated: 3 December 2013

    OECD annual inflation slows to 1.5% in September 2013. This slowdown in the annual rate of inflation was mainly driven by lower food and energy prices.

  • 2-December-2013

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    Growth-promoting policies and macroeconomic stability

    This paper looks at a vast array of policy recommendations by the OECD that promote long-term growth – contained in Going for Growth and the Economic Outlook – and attempts to establish whether they underpin macroeconomic stability or whether there is a trade-off.

  • 27-November-2013

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    Greece: Structural reforms under way but more progress needed in boosting market dynamism

    Greece has made impressive headway in consolidating its public finances and undertaking key structural reforms to boost productivity and enhance competitiveness.

  • 26-November-2013

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    Keeping the momentum of the structural reform agenda in Europe

    In Europe, the two most pressing structural policy priorities that must be addressed are the challenge of unemployment and the restoration the health of euro area banks, said OECD Secretary-General in Brussels.

  • 26-November-2013

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    Environmental policies and productivity growth - a critical review of empirical findings

    This paper reviews the empirical evidence on the link between environmental policy stringency and productivity growth, and the various channels through which such effects can take place.

  • 19-November-2013

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    Global economy recovering at moderate pace but more risks ahead, says OECD

    The global economy is expected to continue expanding at a moderate pace over the coming two years, but policymakers must ensure that instability in financial markets and underlying fragility in some major economies are not allowed to derail growth, according to the OECD’s latest Economic Outlook.

  • 15-November-2013

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    Green growth challenges and the need for an energy reform in Mexico

    As Mexico seeks to boost economic growth, pressures on its natural resources and environmental outcomes may intensify, jeopardizing the sustainability of that growth and the well-being of the population.

  • 15-November-2013

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    From bricks to brains: increasing the contribution of knowledge-based capital to growth in Ireland

    With sound framework conditions, fine universities, good infrastructure and policies friendly towards foreign direct investment, Ireland scores high in international innovation scoreboards. Overall, policies to boost innovation and entrepreneurship are on the right track, but investment in knowledge-based capital could be made a more dynamic source of growth and jobs.

  • 15-November-2013

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    China’s march to prosperity: reforms to avoid the middle-income trap

    China is well-placed to avoid the so-called "middle-income trap" and to continue to converge towards the more advanced economies, even though growth is likely to slow from near double-digit rates in the first decade of this millennium to around 7% at the 2020 horizon.

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