Publications & Documents


  • 10-November-2010

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    Key Economic Indicators

    The key tables include gross domestic product (GDP), government and private spending, inflation rates, interest rates, unemployment rates and leading indicators.

  • 8-November-2010

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    Purchasing power parities (PPPs) and exchange rates

    Updated continuously. Includes Purchasing power parities (PPPs) for GDP and for actual individual consumption and exchange rates (national currency per USD) from 1970 to latest available.

  • 3-November-2010

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    Trade linkages in the OECD trade system

    This paper describes the sources and methods used to construct the trade matrices of the OECD trade system.

  • 3-November-2010

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    Requirements for economic policy

    “Simply stabilizing debt relative to GDP in most countries will require a historical consolidation effort of anywhere from 6 to 9% of GDP (...) But in fact, even more is needed to bring debt back to sustainable levels.” said OECD Secretary-General Angel Gurría.

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  • 1-November-2010

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    Enhancing the effectiveness of social policies in Indonesia

    Indonesia has made considerable progress over the years in improving the social conditions of its population, especially among disadvantaged groups, not least by raising government spending and strengthening social protection programmes.

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  • 1-November-2010

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    Phasing out energy subsidies in Indonesia

    The oil price hike in 2007-08 underlined the vulnerability of Indonesia’s energy subsidy policy to oil price volatility. In addition to entailing significant economic and environmental costs, energy subsidies put pressure on the public budget and benefit mostly rich households.

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  • 1-November-2010

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    Tackling the infrastructure challenge in Indonesia

    Indonesia’s infrastructure is in poor shape, having suffered from protracted under-investment since the Asian financial crisis of the late 1990s, and constraints growth potential.

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  • 25-October-2010

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    United States: Restoring fiscal sustainability

    The United States faces challenging budgetary prospects, as do most other OECD countries. The federal budget deficit widened considerably during the recession, reaching about 10% of GDP in both 2009 and 2010, reflecting the operation of automatic stabilizers and the policy response to the crisis

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  • 25-October-2010

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    Implementing cost-effective policies in the United States to mitigate climate change

    The consensus view of scientists is that the build-up of greenhouse gases (GHG) in the atmosphere is causing global warming. To reduce the probability of severe climate change impacts and costs occurring, global GHG emissions need to be reduced substantially over coming decades.

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  • 19-October-2010

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    Briefing on exchange rate developments

    Briefing on exchange rate developments

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