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The global financial crisis is like no other that we have experienced since the early 20th century. This free publication identifies some of the most interesting practices in response to the financial crisis from a local economic development perspective.
Unit labour cost growth for the total economy remained largely steady for most OECD countries in the first quarter of 2009 as sharp falls in real output (gross domestic product at constant prices) due to the economic crisis were mostly offset by lower total labour costs.
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The success of Belfast over the next 25 years is critical to the success of Northern Ireland. This timely review examines how lessons from the exceptional circumstances that have shaped the city and its remarkable revival over the last decade have shaped the local development agenda.
Labour market outcomes have improved markedly in the past years as the beneficial effects of the economic upswing were reinforced by important structural reforms.
This paper derives school-to-work transition pathways in the United States and Europe between the late 1990s and the early 2000s. To do so, it uses Optimal Matching, a technique developed to sequence DNA.
High public debt leaves virtually no room for fiscal manoeuvre to limit the impact of the crisis in Greece. The close trade and banking links established with the Balkan countries might be a risk in the near future.
Greece needs to enhance its education performance. While important challenges remain at all levels, early childhood education and care and the upper secondary education are in most need of reforms.
The OECD Labour and Employment Ministerial Meeting: Tackling the Jobs Crisis will be held at OECD in Paris on 28-29 September 2009. It will be preceded by a Policy Forum the morning of 28 September.
Il seminario era indirizzato a coloro che lavorano all’interno di partenariati dedicati ai temi delle politiche per i giovani rivolti ad una delle seguenti aree: (i) promuovere l’imprenditorialità; (ii) iniziative di sviluppo delle competenze dei giovani; e (iii) integrare giovani svantaggiati
Despite improved fundamentals, Mexico is hit hard by the financial crisis, being exposed to several simultaneous external shocks. A welcome, but weak, stimulus was passed for 2009, and policy will likely need to be supportive also in 2010.