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Presentation by OECD Chief Economist Jean-Philippe Cotis at the London Press Conference for the launch of "Economic Policy Reforms: Going for Growth," 1 March 2005. Across the OECD, governments are seeking to undertake structural reforms to foster their economic growth. This new publication takes stock of the progress made made in implementing policy reforms and suggests priorities for the future reform agenda in each member
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This note, taken from Chapter 3 of Economic Policy Reforms, focuses on key structural policy priorities for Switzerland, supported by a comparative analysis of the indicators in Chapter 2. The note also presents individual structural indicators of economic and labour market performance as well as comparative indicators for the key policy priorities listed.
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This note, taken from Chapter 3 of Economic Policy Reforms, focuses on key structural policy priorities for Denmark, supported by a comparative analysis of the indicators in Chapter 2. The note also presents individual structural indicators of economic and labour market performance as well as comparative indicators for the key policy priorities listed.
Key indicators show Germany belonging to the countries in the OECD with strong innovation activity even though some weakening in Germany’s position relative to other OECD countries has occurred recently, as discussed in this working paper.
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Retirement incentives contained in old-age pensions and other social transfer programmes explain a sizeable share of past declines and current differences between countries in older males’ participation in the labour force. OECD Economics Studies No. 37.
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OECD Economic Outlook No. 75, ch. VII. After nearly fifteen years of transition, the countries of Central Europe have entered the European Union on 1 May 2004. This chapter examines the consequences of this event for the four acceding countries that are members of the OECD (Czech Republic, Hungary, Poland and Slovak Republic).
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This paper examines the key problems in measuring productivity, provides guidance on how to address these issues, and discusses the appropriate use and interpretation of productivity indicators. OECD Economic Studies No. 33.
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OECD Economic Outlook No. 70, Chapter 5. This chapter examines various efficiency and equity aspects of post-secondary education and training.
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OECD Economic Outlook No. 68, Chapter 5. The OECD has recently revised its procedures fo estimating the NAIRU - rate of unemployment consistent with stable inflation.
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Chapter 7 of the OECD Economic Outlook No. 67. The past three years have been marked by favourable conditions in labour marketsin most Member countries.