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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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Chapter IV of the OECD Economic Outlook No. 75. Buoyant house prices give a greater boost to consumer spending in countries with more diversified mortgage markets. But distortions to the housing market, such as tax breaks, should be avoided to counter excessive price volatility.
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OECD Economic Outlook No. 75, chapter VI. A look at how stock market movements have affected government revenues in selected countries.
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OECD Economic Outlook No. 75, chapter V. Narrowing the large current account deficit would require major changes to exchange rates, to fiscal policy or to the competitiveness of US exports - all of which would impose costs on the US and its on trading partners.
Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, 3-4 May 2004. This conference focused on personal pension plans and their interaction with insurance and financial markets, particularly the institutional structure of the supervisory agencies...
2 April 2004, Paris, France. The 2nd EIR/OECD Conference on Pensions and Long-run Investments focused on pension fund investment in both Defined Benefit and Defined Contribution systems.
Manila, Philippines, 30 March–1 April 2004. Organised by the ADB and the OECD under the aegis of the INPRS, this conference discussed issues relevant to the regulation and supervision of private pensions and insurance companies.
This conference provided an international forum for discussion of the key policy issues related to implementation of the new, privately funded pension system in Russia and “best practice” regulatory and supervisory mechanisms used in OECD countries.
10-11 July 2003, San Jose, Costa Rica. This conference focused on major regulatory and supervisory issues relevant to private pension systems in Latin America, particularly AIOS members, and in the OECD member countries.
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Based on an empirical analysis of private saving determinants, there is little evidence that consumers have responded to the unsustainable stock market boom during the late 1990s in the way standard estimates of wealth effects would have suggested. OECD Economic Studies No. 36.