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Description of economic and statistical concepts, data sources and various techniques curently used by the Department in undertaking its assessment of global economics.
Notes to statistical annex tables 25-33, Sources and Methods of the OECD Economic Outlook.
OECD Secretary-General Angel Gurría presents the 2012 Economic Outlook on Tuesday, 27 November in Paris.
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.
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.
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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.
The OECD 50-year Global Scenario helps to highlight key global challenges and how they are connected.
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.
Uncertainty is inherent to forecasting and assessing the uncertainty surrounding a point forecast is as important as the forecast itself.
The forecasting uncertainty around point macroeconomic forecasts is usually measured by the historical performance of the forecasting model, using measures such as root mean squared forecasting errors (RMSE).