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13-November-2014

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Europe’s deflation risk

The OECD does not see deflation taking hold in the euro area, but the risk has risen.

13-November-2014

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Raising global growth: Why the G20 is “going structural”

G20 countries are taking action to lift growth in the world economy. Will their commitments be enough?

13-November-2014

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Why reform is the right option

“Life is full of alternatives but no choice.” G20 leaders at the summit in Brisbane, Australia, in November should reflect on these words by Australian writer Patrick White, a Nobel Laureate, as they prepare their economic strategies for the years to come.

6-March-2014

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The ups and downs of GDP

Economic policy can achieve results only if policy makers – and the voters to whom they are accountable – know what is happening to the economy. Understanding the economy as a whole depends on the available statistics. So economic statistics shape policy and events, and the most closely watched measure is the growth of gross domestic product (GDP).

4-September-2013

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OECD and the G20

The Russian Federation has placed the challenge of finding a path to sustainable, balanced and job-rich growth at the heart of its G20 presidency. Here's how the OECD is contributing.

30-April-2013

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Homo Economicus: an uncertain guide

As humans, we face a constant internal conflict between immediate gratification and more prudent living. This conflict is also apparent in society. How can we ensure that the homo economicus within us takes the decisions that best affect our lives, and economies?

29-April-2013

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Return from the dead?

Old ways of thinking won’t bring developed countries back to economic life. Weighed down by the legacy of the crisis, they also face deep challenges like a faltering labour supply and slowing innovation. And growth itself won’t be enough–it must also be stable, inclusive and green. The need for structural reforms has never been greater, but they will require difficult trade-offs.

26-April-2013

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A recipe for trust

Have the policy errors that contributed to the global economic crisis been rectified? Sharan Burrow shares her vision for building trust and restoring confidence in the countries still suffering from the crisis.

24-April-2013

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Asia’s Challenges

The forces driving Asia’s rapid growth–new technology, globalisation, and market-oriented reform–are also fuelling rising inequality. Some income divergence is inevitable in times of fast economic development, but that shouldn’t make for complacency, especially in the face of rising inequality in people’s opportunities to develop their human capital and income-earning capacity.

22-April-2013

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How to get it right: government balances, growth and income inequality

Austerity programmes to restore order to public finances can add to the woes of already struggling economies, leading to more job losses and social hardship. But there are ways for governments to put their fiscal houses in order, while supporting growth and reducing income inequality at the same time.

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