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  • 28-November-2017

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    Launch of the November 2017 Economic Outlook

    The good news is that the global economy is gaining momentum. Global growth is accelerating from 3.1% in 2016 to a projected 3.6% this year and 3.7% next year. Over the past couple of quarters global GDP has actually been growing even faster than this, at an annualised rate of over 4%.

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  • 28-November-2017

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    The 2030 Sustainable Development Agenda - Towards a Successful Implementation by Poland

    The 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development, adopted by world leaders at the United Nations on 25 September 2015, sets out an ambitious action plan to improve the lives of people everywhere. On 14 February 2017, the Polish government adopted its Strategy for Responsible Development, which sets out over 700 actions to increase the income of Polish citizens and strengthen social, economic, environmental and territorial cohesion within the country. With its Strategy for Responsible Development, Poland has taken an important first step towards tackling all these issues. But achieving the SDGs will be a long journey with many hurdles, during which Poland will regularly have to adapt its strategies, actions plans and policy measures and refresh the commitment of all stakeholders. Exchanging experiences with other countries throughout the process on what works and what doesn’t can help the country successfully navigate this journey.
  • 27-November-2017

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    Labour market and collective bargaining in Iceland: sharing the spoils without spoiling the shares

    Iceland has high living standards, low poverty, high inclusiveness and one of the most sustainable pension systems.

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  • 27-November-2017

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    Moving up the global value chain in Latvia

    Stronger integration in global value chains would speed up economic convergence to advanced OECD economies and raise living standards.

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  • 23-November-2017

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    How self-sorting affects migrants’ labour market outcomes

    Assuming that immigrants select destinations according to absolute returns to their observable and unobservable human capital, I present a human capital model of migration accounting for taxes, transfers and limited portability of skills.

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  • 23-November-2017

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    Getting the most out of trade in Estonia

    Estonia is highly integrated into the global trade system: it exports approximately 80% of GDP and around half of domestic employment is sustained by foreign demand.

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  • 23-November-2017

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    Reviving productive investment in Estonia

    Since the crisis, Estonia has experienced one of the most pronounced declines in the ratio of non-residential investment to GDP in the OECD.

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  • 23-November-2017

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    Revenue Statistics: 1965-2016

    Data on government sector receipts, and on taxes in particular, are basic inputs to most structural economic descriptions and economic analyses and are increasingly used in economic comparisons. This annual publication gives a conceptual framework to define which government receipts should be regarded as taxes.  It presents a unique set of detailed an internationally comparable tax data in a common format for all OECD countries from 1965 onwards.

  • 23-November-2017

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    Urbanisation and Household Consumption in China

    This paper focusses on the link between urbanisation and consumption behaviour in China.

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  • 21-November-2017

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    Breaking the shackles: zombie firms, weak banks and depressed restructuring in Europe

    This paper explores the connection between “zombie” firms (firms that would typically exit in a competitive market) and bank health and the consequences for aggregate productivity in 11 European countries.

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