Speeches / Presentations


  • 12-January-2016

    English

    7th NAEC Group Meeting: “New Year, New Challenges, New Approaches”

    This group has become a key forum for discussing emerging challenges and promoting novel ways of addressing them. It offers opportunities for cross-committee, inter-disciplinary and horizontal discussion not only to think about policy linkages, trade-offs and complementarities, but also to do some soul-searching, learn from the past, and update our analytical frameworks in order to address the present and, above all, the future.

  • 25-November-2015

    English

    Beyond the Crisis: New Approaches to Current and Future Economic Challenges - NAEC Seminar

    It is a real pleasure to join you today in discussing one of the most important initiatives of the OECD, the "New Approaches to Economic Challenges" (NAEC). We undertook this initiative in response to the crisis, with the purpose of doing some soul-searching, learning from the past, and updating our analytical frameworks in order to address the present and, above all, the future.

  • 9-November-2015

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    Launch of the OECD Economic Outlook, November 2015

    Global growth prospects have dimmed again. Since the crisis, we have become used to a familiar pattern: spring-time optimism followed by downgrades in growth forecasts as the year progresses. 2015 is no different.

  • 9-November-2015

    English

    New World Forum 2015 Keynote Address

    When we met a year ago, I underscored that the global economy was still struggling to find a path to a confident recovery and stronger growth, six years after the onset of the crisis. Unfortunately, one year later the picture is not any better, and we are growing accustomed to talking about “secular stagnation” as the “new normal”. What can we do to reverse this?

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  • 4-November-2015

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    Launch of the 2015 Economic Survey of Brazil

    25 million people have been lifted out of poverty in only a decade. Bucking the trends in most OECD countries, inequality has been coming down, albeit from high levels, as the incomes of the poorest 10% have increased at three times the rate of the richest 10% since 2003.

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  • 9-October-2015

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    World Bank/IMF & G20 Finance Ministers and Central Bank Governors meeting: Written statement to the International Monetary and Financial Committee

    While the gradual recovery in most advanced economies continues, commodity exporters face strong headwinds from falling oil, coal and metal prices. In 2016, global growth is expected to rise to 3.6%, contingent on sustained growth in advanced economies.

  • 11-September-2015

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    Beyond the crisis: New approaches to current and future economic challenges

    To help transform the OECD’s economic thinking and acting, we launched the New Approaches to Economic Challenges (NAEC) initiative in 2012. During three years of reflection, we took a hard look at our analytical methods, our data and policy advice.

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  • 11-September-2015

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    APEC Cebu Finance Ministers Meeting: Remarks on global economic and financial outlook, inclusive productivity and integration in APEC economies

    The Asia-Pacific region is and will remain the engine of the world economy going forward – it accounts for 57% of global GDP, 46% of world trade and more than a third of the global population – and there is much to celebrate about APEC’s achievements in recent years. However, APEC economies are not immune from risk.

  • 4-September-2015

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    G20 Ankara: Meeting of Finance Ministers and Central Bank Governors - Remarks at session on framework for strong, sustainable and balanced growth

    The G20 commitment to raise GDP by 2% in 2018 through structural reform commitments was a masterstroke - this promised concrete measures to raise living standards and put the recovery on a higher growth path. Implementation is now key and has rightly been a priority under the Turkish Presidency.

  • 4-September-2015

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    G20 Ankara: Meeting of Finance Ministers and Central Bank Governors - Remarks at session on global economy

    While the world experienced an exceptionally hot summer, clouds were gathering over the global economic outlook. We still expect the global growth rate to pick up next year, but the recovery remains cooler than it should be.

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