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  • 9-December-2014

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    Empirical evidence on the effects of environmental policy stringency on productivity growth

    This paper investigates the impact of changes in the stringency of environmental policies on productivity growth in OECD countries. Using a new environmental policy stringency (EPS) index, it estimates a reduced-form model of multi-factor productivity growth, where the effect of countries' environmental policies varies with pollution intensity of the industry and technological advancement.

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  • 9-December-2014

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    Measuring environmental policy stringency in OECD countries - a composite index approach

    Cross-country analysis of the economic effects of environmental policies is limited by the lack of reliable, comparable measures of the stringency of environmental policies. This paper attempts to fill this gap, by constructing new quantitative indexes of environmental policy stringency (EPS).

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  • 9-December-2014

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    The indicators of the economic burdens of environmental policy design – results from the OECD questionnaire

    Environmental policies seek to address market failures related to the protection of the environment. However, they may also increase barriers to entry and distort competition. If stringent environmental policies can be designed in a way that minimises such economic burdens, they can facilitate the achievement of economic and environmental goals and a cleaner growth model.

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  • 9-December-2014

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    Do environmental policies matter for productivity growth? Insights from new cross-country measures of environmental policies

    Environmental policies address wellbeing and sustainability objectives, affecting firm and household behaviour. A newly developed, cross-country composite proxy of environmental policy stringency (EPS) shows that stringency has been increasing across OECD countries over the past two decades.

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  • 8-December-2014

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    Composite Leading Indicators (CLI), OECD, December 2014

    Composite leading indicators point to continued loss of growth momentum in Europe

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  • 8-December-2014

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    Measuring the Digital Economy - A New Perspective

    The growing role of the digital economy in daily life has heightened demand for new data and measurement tools. Internationally comparable and timely statistics combined with robust cross-country analyses are crucial to strengthen the evidence base for digital economy policy making, particularly in a context of rapid change. This report presents indicators traditionally used to monitor the information society and complements them

  • 3-December-2014

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    Trade patterns in the 2060 world economy

    The analysis suggests that over the next 50 years, the geographical centre of trade will continue to shift from OECD to non-OECD regions reflecting faster growth in non-OECD countries.

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  • 3-December-2014

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    Making economic growth more socially inclusive in Germany

    While past labour market reforms have been successful in terms of employment, the relative poverty risk and income inequality have remained broadly unchanged in recent years.

  • 2-December-2014

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    Consumer Prices, OECD - Updated: 2 December 2014

    OECD annual inflation stable at 1.7% in October 2014

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  • 28-November-2014

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    OECD’s Gurría commends Greece’s reforms at meeting with Minister Skrekas

    Meeting Greece’s Minister of Development and Competitiveness Mr. Kostas Skrekas today, OECD Secretary General Angel Gurría said the Greek government’s reform programme was already showing positive results.

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