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  • 24-May-2010

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    Economy: easy credit, welfare threaten new economic crisis, warns OECD Committee chair

    Are the policies that governments have put in place to stabilise the global economy and restore growth sowing the seeds for a new economic crisis? While more welfare spending and easier credit can temporarily help to shore up economic activity, they could in the medium term make the problems that caused the current crisis worse, argues William White, chair of the OECD’s Economic Development and Review Committee.

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  • 20-May-2010

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    OECD Factbook: Economic, Environmental and Social Statistics

    The OECD Factbook is the best-selling, innovative title from the OECD. It provides a global overview of today’s major economic, social and environmental indicators, presenting them clearly and concisely, and in a range of user-friendly formats.

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  • 20-May-2010

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    Why sound institutions and smart regulation matter

    Speaking at a conference in Berlin, Angel Gurría says that a new architecture of financial reform together with sustainable fiscal consolidation strategies, structural reforms and efforts to explore new sources of growth will be essential to build a stronger, cleaner and fairer world economy.

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  • 11-May-2010

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    After the Crisis: Bringing German Public Finances Back to a Sustainable Path

    Further fiscal easing in late 2008 and early 2009 contributed to a markedly widening fiscal deficit in 2010. A newly enacted fiscal rule will help bring public finances back to a sustainable path, as discussed in this working paper.

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  • 10-May-2010

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    Assessing the impact of the financial crisis on structural unemployment in OECD countries

    This paper assesses how the shock to aggregate unemployment as a result of the economic crisis may be transmitted to structural unemployment through hysteresis effects that occur through the rise in long-term unemployment.

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  • 4-May-2010

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    Greece : OECD welcomes fiscal consolidation plan, says it will help strengthen economy

    OECD' Secretary-General welcomes the fiscal consolidation plan and loan package agreed by the Greek government, its Euro area partners and the International Monetary Fund.

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  • 30-April-2010

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    Economy: Greece needs financial assistance now, says OECD Secretary General (audio file)

    In this interview for the German radio Deutschlandfunk, Angel Gurría warns that delays are threatening the stability of the international financial system and could spread the crisis to other countries.

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  • 28-April-2010

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    Innovation and green growth for a job-rich recovery

    Faced with unprecedented levels of unemployment, unsustainable fiscal deficits and public debt and weak economic growth, governments need to focus on innovation and pro-green policies as potential new sources of growth, says OECD Secretary-General Angel Gurría.

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  • 26-April-2010

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    Exports and Property Prices in France: Are They Connected?

    France has seen a marked deterioration in its export performance in the last 10 years or so. This working paper shows that the resource reallocation argument helps explain French export performance between the early 2000s and 2007, unexplained by traditional models.

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  • 20-April-2010

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    Further Advancing Pro-Growth Tax and Benefit Reform in the Czech Republic

    In 2008, the Czech government implemented a major overhaul of the personal income tax (PIT), replacing the previous progressive rate schedule with a single 15% rate levied on an enlarged base.

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