Publications & Documents


  • 10-September-2012

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    Import competition, domestic regulation and firm-level productivity growth in the OECD

    This paper examines how import penetration affects firms' productivity growth taking into account the heterogeneity in firms' distance to the efficiency frontier and country differences in product market regulation.

  • 6-September-2012

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    Economy: European recession slowing global economy, says OECD

    The global economy has slowed, with key European countries entering a recession that is now impacting worldwide, the OECD said in its latest Interim Economic Assessment.Interim Economic Assessment

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  • 27-August-2012

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    Quarterly National Accounts - GDP Growth - Second Quarter 2012, OECD

    Provisional estimates show that quarter-on-quarter growth in gross domestic product (GDP) in the OECD area slowed to 0.2% in the second quarter of 2012, compared with 0.5% in the previous quarter.

  • 9-August-2012

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    Composite Leading Indicators (CLIs), OECD, August 2012

    Composite leading indicators (CLIs) continue to point to an easing of economic activity in most major OECD economies and slowdowns in most major non-OECD economies.

  • 30-July-2012

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    Avoiding debt traps: financial backstops and structural reforms

    In this paper we develop a simple analytical framework to analyze “good” and “bad equilibria” in public-debt and growth dynamics.

  • 30-July-2012

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    Measuring GDP forecast uncertainty using quantile regressions

    Uncertainty is inherent to forecasting and assessing the uncertainty surrounding a point forecast is as important as the forecast itself.

  • 30-July-2012

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    Implications of output gap uncertainty in times of crisis

    This paper analyses the monetary and fiscal policy implications of output gap estimates in times of crisis. The widening of output gaps observed in major OECD economies in the wake of the recent crisis has been mainly due to total factor productivity gaps, except in the United States where it essentially resulted from a large increase in the unemployment gap.

  • 30-July-2012

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    Sluggish productivity growth in Denmark: the usual suspects?

    Despite sound policies and institutions, Danish productivity has grown modestly over the past decade, both historically and in relation to other countries, contributing to weak economic growth and an erosion in competitiveness.

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  • 30-July-2012

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    Towards green growth in Denmark: improving energy and climate change policies

    Denmark’s green growth strategy focuses on moving the energy system away from fossil fuels and investing in green technologies, while limiting greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions.

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  • 27-July-2012

    English

    Non-parametric stochastic simulations to investigate uncertainty around the OECD indicator model forecasts

    The forecasting uncertainty around point macroeconomic forecasts is usually measured by the historical performance of the forecasting model, using measures such as root mean squared forecasting errors (RMSE).

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