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31-January-2012

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Structural change and the current account: the case of Germany

Using empirical evidence from panel analysis of current account dynamics and of bilateral trade balances, the paper argues that the large German current account surplus during the 2000s can be explained by an increasing gap between productivity growth in manufacturing vis-à-vis services.

31-January-2012

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Reforming education in England

Despite significant increases in spending on child care and education during the last decade, PISA scores suggest that educational performance remains static, uneven and strongly related to parents’ income and background.

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24-January-2012

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External factors threaten Swiss economic recovery, OECD says

Switzerland has made a broadly balanced recovery from the economic crisis, but slower activity in Europe and pressures on the Swiss franc weigh on the near-term outlook, according to the latest Economic Survey of Switzerland.

24-January-2012

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Policy priorities for a stronger, cleaner and fairer Swiss economy

Switzerland has made a broadly balanced recovery from the economic crisis, but slower activity in Europe and pressures on the Swiss franc weigh on the near-term outlook, according to the OECD Secretary-General.

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23-January-2012

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Less income inequality and more growth - Are they compatible?

Can both less income inequality and more growth be achieved? A recent OECD study sheds new light on the link between policies that boost growth and the distribution of income.

23-January-2012

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Reducing inequality while boosting economic growth is possible, says OECD

Countries can use labour market reforms, more targeted tax and transfer systems and better education policies to simultaneously curb the income gap between rich and poor while boosting economic growth.

23-January-2012

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Income inequality and growth - The role of taxes and transfers, Economics Department Policy Note No. 9

Inequality in labour income - What are its drivers and how can it be reduced? Economics Department Policy Note No. 8

23-January-2012

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Inequality in labour income - What are its drivers and how can it be reduced? Economics Department Policy Note No. 8

Inequality in labour income - What are its drivers and how can it be reduced? Economics Department Policy Note No. 8

16-January-2012

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Growth perspectives for 2012

Given current levels of uncertainty, it is quite a challenge to discuss the outlook for the global economy in the months to come. But I will take the risk, and share the OECD’s assessment of the forces shaping the near-term outlook, the risks surrounding our projections and the major policy challenges facing many OECD countries.

12-January-2012

English

Less income inequality and more growth – are they compatible? Part 2. The distribution of labour income

This paper explores the role of macroeconomic factors and structural policies in shaping the distribution of labour income.

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