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  • 11-December-2012

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    Euro area labour costs converging, but imbalances persist

    The euro area crisis finds its roots in the credit booms seen in many countries following the introduction of the euro in 1999. Easy credit led to strong growth in a range of sectors, notably housing, as well as higher levels of public spending. Inflation in these over-heating economies was higher than the euro area as a whole. Rising prices led to rising costs and a loss of international competitiveness.

  • 29-November-2012

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    Sources & Methods of the OECD Economic Outlook

    Description of economic and statistical concepts, data sources and various techniques curently used by the Department in undertaking its assessment of global economics.

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  • 29-November-2012

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  • 27-November-2012

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    Presentation of the November 2012 OECD Economic Outlook

    OECD Secretary-General Angel Gurría presents the 2012 Economic Outlook on Tuesday, 27 November in Paris.

  • 27-November-2012

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    Global economy facing hesitant and uneven recovery, says OECD

    The global economy is expected to make a hesitant and uneven recovery over the coming two years. Decisive policy action is needed to ensure that stalemate over fiscal policy in the United States and continuing euro area instability do not plunge the world back into recession, according to the OECD’s latest Economic Outlook.

  • 15-November-2012

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    OECD Expert Workshop on Improving Health Expenditure Forecasting Methods

    This workshop will convene leading experts from health and finance backgrounds in government, academia, and international organisations to take stock of progress in health expenditure forecasting and to discuss future directions, in light of policy needs and recent advancements in techniques, detailed data and computing power.

  • 10-November-2012

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    Economics Department Policy Note No. 15: Looking to 2060: a global vision of long-term growth

    The global economy currently faces serious challenges and policy action is needed to restore confidence and put the economic recovery onto a sustainable growth path.

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  • 9-November-2012

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    Policy challenges for the next 50 years

    The OECD 50-year Global Scenario helps to highlight key global challenges and how they are connected.

  • 19-September-2012

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    Current account benchmarks for Turkey

    Turkey’s current account deficit widened to almost 10% of GDP in 2011 and has been narrowing only gradually since. An important question is to what extent Turkey’s current account deficit is excessive.

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  • 30-July-2012

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    Measuring GDP forecast uncertainty using quantile regressions

    Uncertainty is inherent to forecasting and assessing the uncertainty surrounding a point forecast is as important as the forecast itself.

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