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  • 1-June-2016

    English, Excel, 234kb

    EO Annex Tables: Saving

    Statistical Annex tables in Excel format from OECD Economic Outlook.

  • 1-June-2016

    English, Excel, 963kb

    EO Annex Tables: Demand and output

    Statistical Annex tables in Excel format from OECD Economic Outlook.

  • 24-May-2016

    English

    Can we improve real-time estimates of the output gap for policy purposes?

    The output gap ought to be a key input in short-term policy-making because it provides a summary measure of economic slack, so allowing policy-makers to anticipate inflationary pressures. It can also be used to estimate cyclically-adjusted measures of the fiscal balance, to provide a better assessment of fiscal sustainability.

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  • 28-April-2016

    English

    Quantifying the effects of trade liberalisation in Brazil: a CGE simulation

    Brazil remains a fairly closed economy, with small trade flows relative to its share of world income. This paper explores the effects of three possible policy reforms to strengthen Brazil’s integration into global trade: a reduction in import tariffs, less local content requirements and a full zero-rating of exports in indirect taxes.

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  • 28-April-2016

    English

    An investigation into improving the real-time reliability of OECD output gap estimates

    Estimates of the output gap ought to be a useful guide for macroeconomic policy, both for assessing inflationary pressures and fiscal sustainability, but their reliability has been called into question by the large revisions which they are often subject to, particularly around turning points.

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  • 5-April-2016

    English

    Economic Survey of Germany 2016

    Germany is achieving good labour market outcomes and the recently introduced minimum wage has improved the situation of low wage earners. Main challenges are subdued investment, population ageing as well as the employability of refugees. Strengthening entrepreneurship and competition would boost investment. Policies could do more to help parents to reconcile professional and family obligations.

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  • 9-November-2015

    English, PDF, 565kb

    Economic Outlook 98 General Assessment

    Global growth prospects have clouded this year. A further sharp slowdown in emerging market economies (EMEs) is weighing on global activity and trade, and subdued investment and productivity growth is checking the momentum of the recovery in the advanced economies.

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  • 9-November-2015

    English, PDF, 206kb

    Cool Policy: Climate change mitigation supporting growth

    Climate change must be tackled decisively to avoid future costs, especially to reduce the likelihood of catastrophic changes. Stabilising greenhouse gas concentrations will eventually require a zero net carbon emission economy.

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  • 9-November-2015

    English

    Previous Economic Outlook Release

    Previous Economic Outlook Release

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  • 16-September-2015

    English

    Sub-par global growth and slowdown in emerging economies requires a shift in policy action

    Economic recovery is progressing in the world’s advanced economies, but stagnating world trade and deteriorating conditions in financial markets are curbing growth prospects in many of the major emerging economies, according to the OECD’s latest Interim Economic Outlook.

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