Publications & Documents


  • 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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  • 21-November-2017

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    Raising living standards and supporting investment by boosting skills in Slovenia

    Higher living standards and well-being, as well as convergence with more advanced economies, will depend on achieving higher productivity, which in turn would be boosted by more investment in capital.

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  • 21-November-2017

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    Inclusive labour markets in the digital era: the case of Austria

    Digitalisation is one of the megatrends affecting societies and labour markets, alongside demographic change and globalisation.

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  • 21-November-2017

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    Austria’s digital transition: the diffusion challenge

    Austria’s transition to a digital economy and society is slower than in other high-income small open European economies.

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  • 21-November-2017

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    Structural policy indicators database for economic research (SPIDER)

    The database contains indicators capturing structural policies (including institutions, framework condition policies and policies specifically related to labour markets and drivers of productivity and investment such as trade, skills and innovation).

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  • 20-November-2017

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    GDP Growth - Third quarter of 2017, OECD

    OECD GDP growth slows to 0.6% in third quarter of 2017

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  • 15-November-2017

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    How's Life? 2017 - Measuring Well-being

    How’s Life? 2017 charts the promises and pitfalls for people’s well-being in 35 OECD countries and 6 partner countries. It presents the latest evidence from 50 indicators, covering both current well-being outcomes and resources for future well-being, and including changes since 2005. During this period there have been signs of progress, but gains in some aspects of life have been offset by losses elsewhere. This fourth edition highlights the many faces of inequality, showing that gaps in people’s achievements and opportunities extend right across the different dimensions of well-being. It exposes divisions according to age, gender, and education, and reveals pockets of inequality in all OECD countries. It also brings to light the many well-being disadvantages that migrants face in adapting to life abroad. Additionally, the report examines governance as seen from the citizen’s perspective, revealing gaps between public institutions and the people they serve. Finally, it provides a country-by-country perspective, pinpointing strengths, challenges and changes in well-being over time in 41 country profiles.

    How’s Life? is part of the OECD Better Life Initiative, which features a range of studies and analysis about people’s well-being and how to measure it, and includes the interactive Better Life Index website.

     

  • 14-November-2017

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    Switzerland 2017 powerpoint presentation

    The Swiss economy has shown remarkable resilience in recent years in the face of the 2009 financial crisis and significant currency appreciation in 2015. But the upward momentum in the recovery has been difficult to maintain and GDP per capita has plateaued since 2008.

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  • 14-November-2017

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    Switzerland: Sustain high levels of well-being by boosting productivity growth

    The Swiss economy has shown considerable resilience to shocks, but economic growth remains slow, and per capita income levels still hover at levels attained before the global economic crisis. Further reforms are needed to restore productivity growth, boost incomes and ensure that today’s high living standards and levels of well-being are passed on to future generations, according to a new report from the OECD.

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  • 10-November-2017

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    Main Economic Indicators - Volume 2017 Issue 11

    The monthly Main Economic Indicators (MEI) presents comparative statistics that provide an overview of recent international economic developments for the 35 OECD countries,* the euro area and a number of non-member economies.**

    This indispensable and unique source of key short-term statistics is a vehicle for analysis for corporate planners, economists, academics, researchers and students. Using the most up-to-date, user-friendly tabular presentation, the indicators cover national accounts, business surveys and consumer opinions, leading indicators, retail sales, production, construction, prices, employment, unemployment, wages, finance, international trade and balance of payments.

    * OECD countries: Australia, Austria, Belgium, Canada, Chile, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Iceland, Ireland, Israel, Italy, Japan, Korea, Latvia, Luxembourg, Mexico, Netherlands, New Zealand, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Slovak Republic, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Turkey, United Kingdom, United States.

    ** Non-member economies: Brazil, China, Colombia, Costa Rica, India, Indonesia, Lithuania, Russian Federation, South Africa

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