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Call for papers for the OECD & Ifo / CESifo Conference on Regulation: Political Economy, Measurement and Effects on Performance taking place from 29-30 January 2010 in Munich, Germany.
Japan, a relatively energy-efficient country, has been active in combating climate change. Under the Kyoto Protocol, Japan is committed to reducing greenhouse gas emissions by 6% relative to 1990 over the period 2008-12.
Japan’s health-care system has provided universal access to care and contributed to the outstanding health status of the Japanese. Public spending has been kept below the OECD average through high co-payment rates and reductions in medical fees.
Japanese banks largely avoided the direct impact from the global financial crisis thanks to their limited exposure to foreign toxic assets, the regulatory framework in Japan and the small role of securitisation.
This paper considers major forces behind the evolution of the oil price, using a simple model of supply and demand elasticities as a benchmark, highlights implications for inflation and economic activity and draws some conclusions for macroeconomic policy.
OECD at the UN Climate Change conference in Copenhagen "COP15"The impact of climate change is defining our lives, economies, and security.
Prices for many goods and services in Belgium are higher than in other countries, reflecting generally weak competitive pressures.
At the OECD-India Symposium, M. Gurría explained that the recovery in India should continue to gain momentum and growth exceed 6% in the current fiscal year. In 2010, growth should rise above 7%, which is amongst the fastest projected growth rates globally.
Pier Carlo Padoan has been appointed Chief Economist of the OECD. Mr. Padoan will maintain his status of Deputy Secretary-General which he has held since joining the OECD in June 2007.
This paper examines how a range of stability-oriented regulatory policies for banking and insurance are related to selected stability and competition outcomes in these sectors.