Publications & Documents


  • 2-July-2012

    English

    Europe's new fiscal rules

    Europe is putting in place a new system of fiscal rules following the euro area sovereign debt crisis and decades of rising government to debt-to-GDP ratios. These include the so-called "six pack" to upgrade the Stability and Growth Pact to a new Treaty incorporating the "fiscal compact".

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  • 2-July-2012

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    An analysis of productivity performance in Spain before and during the crisis: Exploring the role of institutions

    The Spanish economy experienced significantly weaker labour productivity growth than other OECD economies and failed to catch up with the most advanced economies in the period 1996-2007. In recent years labour productivity growth has accelerated, but this recovery is likely to be due to cyclical and temporary factors.

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  • 27-June-2012

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    Economy: The United States needs to foster education and innovation to keep its cutting edge

    The United States should do more to foster innovation and provide more equitable access to high-quality education in order to maintain its status as the world's most vibrant and productive economy, according to OECD's latest Economic Survey of the United States.

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  • 25-June-2012

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    From Aid to Development - The Global Fight against Poverty

    The balance of economic power is shifting. Countries that were once poor are becoming economic powerhouses. Yet poverty persists worldwide, depriving billions of people of basic necessities and the prospects of creating a better life. How are we responding to this challenge? This book explores the multi-faceted world of aid and development co-operation – a range of global, and sometimes contested, efforts aimed at reducing the impact of poverty. It traces the history of these efforts, explains where they come from and where they are going, and asks whether they are achieving as much as they could. It also examines some of the ways in which development efforts can be made more effective in achieving lasting benefits through good governance and the creation of a deeper partnership between developed and developing countries. And it looks at how the economic emergence of countries like China and India is bringing a new dynamic to development co-operation.

  • 22-June-2012

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    International capital mobility and financial fragility: Part 6. Are all forms of financial integration equally risky in times of financial turmoil? Asset price contagion during the global financial crisis

    Using the 2008-09 global financial crisis, this paper examines the role of different forms of international financial integration for asset price contagion in crisis times.

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  • 22-June-2012

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    International capital mobility and financial fragility: Part 7. Enhancing Financial Stability: Country-specific evidence on Financial Account and Structural Policy Positions

    This paper brings together the results from new empirical analysis on how – under international capital mobility – financial account structure and structural policies can contribute to financial stability.

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  • 21-June-2012

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    The OECD and G20 Structural Reform Commitments

    On the request of the G20, the OECD, in co-operation with other international organisations, provides technical analysis to help evaluate the appropriateness of the reforms nominated by countries, and the progress towards implementing those reforms.

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  • 20-June-2012

    English, PDF, 1,411kb

    Boosting jobs and living standards in G20 countries

    Almost four years since the onset of the global financial and economic crisis, unemployment and underemployment remain stubbornly high in many G20 countries, and many workers remain trapped in low-paid, often informal, jobs with little social protection.

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  • 20-June-2012

    English, Excel, 795kb

    Pursuing strong, sustainable and balanced growth: A note on implementation of G20 structural reform commitments

    This note describes the structural reform commitments undertaken by G20 countries as part of the MAP and assesses their implementation. In addition, the framework offered by OECD‟s Going for Growth is used to highlight areas where additional structural reform commitments may enhance strong, sustainable and balanced growth.

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  • 20-June-2012

    English, Excel, 1,411kb

    Boosting jobs and living standards in G20 countries

    Almost four years since the onset of the global financial and economic crisis, unemployment and underemployment remain stubbornly high in many G20 countries, and many workers remain trapped in low-paid, often informal, jobs with little social protection.

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