Publications & Documents


  • 22-October-2014

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    APEC Finance Ministers Meeting: Session 1, Global & Regional Economic Outlook

    APEC economies are faring relatively well and China continues to be a locomotive for the world economy, even at a lower cruising speed. However, even those that are currently doing well cannot be completely sheltered from the storm. It is critical that we get the engine of global growth up and running once again.

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  • 22-October-2014

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    Catherine L. Mann - OECD Chief Economist and Head of the Economics Department

    Ms. Mann is OECD Chief Economist and Head of the Economics Department since October 2014. She is responsible for advancing the strategic orientations of the OECD and ensuring the high impact and relevance of the work of the Department, including maximising current products like the OECD’s Economic Outlook, country-based economic surveys and the Going for Growth report.

  • 20-October-2014

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    France: Structural reforms, impact on growth and options for the future

    France is one of the world’s five leading economies, as measured by GDP, a position that it owes in particular to its strength in a number of knowledge-intensive sectors. Yet today, six years after the onset of the economic crisis, French growth remains weak – 0.4% this year, and at best 1% in 2015, according to the latest OECD projections.

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  • 20-October-2014

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    Mr. Angel Gurría, Secretary-General of the OECD in Beijing, China, from 20 to 22 October 2014

    Mr. Angel Gurría, Secretary-General of the OECD, will be in Beijing, from 20 to 22 October 2014 to attend the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) Finance Ministers Meetings.

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  • 20-October-2014

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    Understanding National Accounts – latest edition now out

    The OECD has updated its key textbook explaining how economic activity is monitored and measured.

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  • 20-October-2014

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    Understanding National Accounts - Second Edition

    This second edition of Understanding National Accounts, that provides a comprehensive explanation of how national accounts are compiled, contains new data and new chapters, and is adapted to the new systems of national accounts, SNA 2008 and ESA 2010, that came into effect in September 2014. It approaches national accounts from a truly global perspective, with special chapters dedicated to international comparisons, globalisation and well-being as well as to the national systems used in major OECD economies, such as the United States.

    Each chapter of the manual uses practical examples to explain key concepts in national accounts in a clear and accessible way. And, each chapter concludes with a synthesis of key points covered in the chapter, followed by resources for further exploring the topic, and by a set of exercises to test your knowledge. It is an ideal guide to national accounts for students and other interested readers.

  • 17-October-2014

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    Mr. François Hollande, President of the French Republic, met with the Heads of international economic organisations at the OECD

    The President of the French Republic, Mr. François Hollande, met the Heads of five international economic organisations at the OECD on Friday 17th October to discuss the challenges facing the global economy.

  • 17-October-2014

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    The OECD encourages the French government to pursue the ongoing structural reforms to boost growth

    Full implementation of the structural reforms adopted and announced in France would boost potential annual economic growth by one third, or 0.4 percentage points per year over ten years, according to the OECD.

  • 17-October-2014

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    Secular stagnation: evidence and implications for economic policy

    This paper investigates whether OECD countries are facing secular stagnation. Secular stagnation is defined as a situation when policy interest rates bounded at zero fail to stimulate demand sufficiently, due to low or negative neutral real interest rates and low inflation, and when ensuing prolonged and subdued growth undermines potential growth via labour hysteresis and discouraged investment.

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  • 17-October-2014

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    Investment gaps after the crisis

    The downturn in fixed investment among advanced economies from the onset of the global crisis was unusually severe, widespread and long-lasting relative to comparable episodes in the past. As a result, investment gaps are large in many countries, not only in relation to past norms but also relative to projected future steady-state levels, with a gap of 2 percentage points of GDP or more in several countries.

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