Speeches / Presentations


  • 21-April-2018

    English

    2018 IMF and World Bank Spring Meetings - Written Statement to the IMFC

    We are living through a moment of great complexity. International realities are increasingly affecting domestic outcomes, while at the same time traditional ‘domestic’ policies are having impacts beyond national borders.

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  • 19-April-2018

    English

    2018 Summit of the Global Commission on the Economy and Climate - The Arc of Ambition in 2018 and 2019

    I am delighted to join you at this Second Summit of the Global Commission on the Economy and Climate to discuss the opportunities and challenges for accelerating the better climate, better growth agenda.

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  • 19-April-2018

    English

    G20 FMCBM Meeting: Session 1: Global Economy: Growth prospects and Potential Vulnerabilities

    The latest OECD Interim Economic Outlook forecasts show a welcome continuation of the broad-based expansion with global GDP growth around 4% this year and next.

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  • 18-April-2018

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    Opening Session of the Second Ministerial Summit on Productivity in Latin America and the Caribbean

    This meeting follows a successful initiative that started in Santiago de Chile, where we met in December 2016. I trust that today’s Summit will be once again an opportunity to exchange views on how stronger productivity growth can contribute to better lives in the region.

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  • 18-April-2018

    English

    Launch of the OECD Economic Survey of Costa Rica: Research findings on productivity from firm-level, trade and sectoral data

    I would like to thank Minister Alexander Mora and the General Manager of the Central Bank of Costa Rica, Emmanuel Prado, for the active collaboration that both they and their teams have given us in this project. The access to data at the level of individual firms provided by the Central Bank was essential to complete this research.

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  • 17-April-2018

    English

    Presentation of the 2018 Economic Survey of Costa Rica

    Over the past decade, Costa Rica has achieved strong socio-economic progress that benefits the lives of its citizens, underpinned by virtually universal healthcare, basic education and access to pensions.

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  • 19-March-2018

    English

    The OECD’s 2018 Going for Growth: An opportunity that governments should not miss

    Going for Growth is the OECD’s flagship report on structural policies. Its prime purpose is to help policymakers setting reform agendas for the wellbeing of their citizens. It is instrumental in supporting G20 countries in their efforts to achieve strong, sustainable balanced and inclusive growth.

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  • 12-March-2018

    English

    Opening Session: “Competitive Mexico: Challenges and Opportunities”

    Strengthening a country's competitiveness is always a work in progress, one that is permanent and cannot be postponed. In turn, competition is essential if markets are to function properly.

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  • 8-March-2018

    English

    Oireachtas Committee

    It is a pleasure to be back in Ireland to share the main conclusions from our Economic Survey with you. Ireland could in fact be said to be at the origin of modern economic surveys.

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  • 8-March-2018

    English

    Launch of the 2018 Ireland Economic Survey

    Ten years ago the crisis and the collapse of the property boom hit Ireland harder than most. We all remember those images of unsellable ghost estates, headlines announcing the first recession in over 20 years, and stories of Irish people starting to see emigration as the only solution again.

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