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In remarks prepared for a workshop on the findings of the Commission on the Measurement of Economic Performance and Social Progress set up by French President Nicolas Sarkozy, Mr Gurría noted that the OECD is well placed to lead international cooperation on harmonising concepts and methodologies. The OECD World Forum on “Statistics, Knowledge and Policy” to be held in Busan, Korea, on 27-30 October 2009 will provide the next major
The OECD is ready to play a key role in helping to implement the recommendations of a commission of international experts on new ways of measuring well-being and progress, OECD Secretary-General Angel Gurría said.
As world leaders head into serious discussions in the coming weeks about how to address climate change, new OECD work will inform some of the most contentious isssues of the debate – those related to the costs involved. .
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We assess fiscal policy from the perspective of fairness between generations and the relationship between this and national saving, in the context where the United Kingdom is the lowest-saving of all the OECD economies.
This working paper suggests that restoring competitiveness will require strengthening France's growth potential and to address the main long term determinants of that potential, such as fostering R&D, promoting innovation, reducing the tax burden, boosting competition and so on.
- Economic Survey of France 2009: The challenge of restoring French competitiveness
There is a case, but there are also counter-arguments. With sufficient forward-looking behaviour among firms and households, price-level targeting can act as a powerful built-in stabiliser through automatic shifts in inflation expectations.
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The OECD is working to help governments restore confidence and stability in the financial system, soften the impact of the recession and strengthen the global economy over the longer term.
Its strategic response to the crisis covers two main areas:
align regulations and incentives in the financial sector to ensure tighter oversight and risk management;
review and upgrade national policies and improve international coordination to
Labour market outcomes have improved markedly in the past years as the beneficial effects of the economic upswing were reinforced by important structural reforms.
- Economic Survey of Slovenia 2009
The OECD’s latest economic survey of Mexico, to be published on Thursday 30 July 2009, looks at the challenges posed by the global economic crisis. It also discusses longer-term reform in areas such as health and education.