Publications & Documents


  • 2-July-2012

    English

    An analysis of productivity performance in Spain before and during the crisis: Exploring the role of institutions

    The Spanish economy experienced significantly weaker labour productivity growth than other OECD economies and failed to catch up with the most advanced economies in the period 1996-2007. In recent years labour productivity growth has accelerated, but this recovery is likely to be due to cyclical and temporary factors.

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  • 27-June-2012

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    Economy: The United States needs to foster education and innovation to keep its cutting edge

    The United States should do more to foster innovation and provide more equitable access to high-quality education in order to maintain its status as the world's most vibrant and productive economy, according to OECD's latest Economic Survey of the United States.

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  • 22-June-2012

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    International capital mobility and financial fragility: Part 6. Are all forms of financial integration equally risky in times of financial turmoil? Asset price contagion during the global financial crisis

    Using the 2008-09 global financial crisis, this paper examines the role of different forms of international financial integration for asset price contagion in crisis times.

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  • 22-June-2012

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    International capital mobility and financial fragility: Part 7. Enhancing Financial Stability: Country-specific evidence on Financial Account and Structural Policy Positions

    This paper brings together the results from new empirical analysis on how – under international capital mobility – financial account structure and structural policies can contribute to financial stability.

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  • 21-June-2012

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    The OECD and G20 Structural Reform Commitments

    On the request of the G20, the OECD, in co-operation with other international organisations, provides technical analysis to help evaluate the appropriateness of the reforms nominated by countries, and the progress towards implementing those reforms.

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  • 20-June-2012

    English, PDF, 1,411kb

    Boosting jobs and living standards in G20 countries

    Almost four years since the onset of the global financial and economic crisis, unemployment and underemployment remain stubbornly high in many G20 countries, and many workers remain trapped in low-paid, often informal, jobs with little social protection.

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  • 20-June-2012

    English, Excel, 795kb

    Pursuing strong, sustainable and balanced growth: A note on implementation of G20 structural reform commitments

    This note describes the structural reform commitments undertaken by G20 countries as part of the MAP and assesses their implementation. In addition, the framework offered by OECD‟s Going for Growth is used to highlight areas where additional structural reform commitments may enhance strong, sustainable and balanced growth.

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  • 20-June-2012

    English, Excel, 1,411kb

    Boosting jobs and living standards in G20 countries

    Almost four years since the onset of the global financial and economic crisis, unemployment and underemployment remain stubbornly high in many G20 countries, and many workers remain trapped in low-paid, often informal, jobs with little social protection.

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  • 17-June-2012

    English

    World Economic Outlook and the situation in the Euro area

    Policy makers must avoid the downside scenario of a major shock to the European and global financial systems. Europe has to mobilize its strengths, and put out the immediate fires associated with the spiraling banking and sovereign debt crisis, said OECD Secretary-General.

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  • 14-June-2012

    English

    International capital mobility and financial fragility: Part 4. Which structural policies stabilise capital flows when investors suddenly change their mind? Evidence from bilateral bank data

    The global financial crisis of 2007-09 and the ensuing sovereign debt crisis in Europe provide evidence that portfolio rebalancing of financial investors can contribute to spread financial turmoil across countries.

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