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  • 14-March-2011

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    Comparison of Gross Domestic Product (GDP) for OECD member countries

    Updated continuously. GDP in billions of US$, in volume and at current prices and purchasing power parities. Source: OECD Annual National Accounts Database .

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  • 11-March-2011

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    The Effects of Oil Price Hikes on Economic Activity and Inflation, Policy Note: Health care systems: getting more value for money, Economics Department Policy Note No. 4

    Rising energy prices stemming from turbulence across N. Africa and the Middle East will only have a modest impact on GDP and inflation in the near term, according to a new OECD report.

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  • 8-March-2011

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    How efficient are banks in Hungary?

    Apparent characteristics of the Hungarian banking market such as large profits and high margins suggest weak competitive pressures. Weak competition in turn, may reduce efficiency in a lack of pressures to converge to marginal cost and to stimulate managerial efforts to reduce X-inefficiency.

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  • 4-March-2011

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    The Impact of Structural Reforms on Current Account Imbalances, Economics Department Policy Note No. 3

    Global current account imbalances widened markedly in the years preceding the global economic crisis.

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  • 28-February-2011

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    Budget treatment

    The growing burden of healthcare expenditure on public budgets is hardly a recent phenomenon. For 15 years before the onset of the financial crisis, health spending per capita had been going up by over 4% per year in real terms across the OECD area-much faster than growth in real incomes. Nearly all OECD countries will soon have nearuniversal healthcare coverage-an historic achievement. But health now accounts for over 9% of GDP on

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  • 23-February-2011

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    Reforming the labour market in Spain

    After steady employment growth since the 1990s, Spain has experienced the sharpest increase in unemployment among OECD countries during the crisis, amplified by structural problems of the labour market.

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  • 23-February-2011

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    To move or not to move: what drives residential mobility rates in the OECD?

    Residential mobility is closely tied to housing market forces and has important implications for labour mobility and the efficient allocation of resources across the economy.

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  • 22-February-2011

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    Strengthening the macroeconomic policy framework in South Africa

    South Africa’s macroeconomic framework has served the economy well, but should be strengthened to make the economy more resilient to external shocks.

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  • 18-February-2011

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    Benefits and challenges of a long-term perspective in financial activities : making the most of capital flows

    OECD Secretary-General talks of the need to promote a significant shift in policy-making to introduce together a new era that favours long term investments for sustainable development, at the Eurofi High Level Seminar in Paris.

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  • 17-February-2011

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    Macroeconomic impact of Basel III

    The estimated medium-term impact of Basel III implementation on GDP growth is in the range of -0.05 to -0.15 percentage point per annum.

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