Publications & Documents


  • 31-January-2012

    English

    ECONOMY: The evolving paradigm

    The history of economic policymaking has been marked by a succession of “paradigms” defining the goals of economic policy and the instruments used to attain them. OECD Chief Economist Pier Carlo Padoan looks at where we go from here.

  • 23-January-2012

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    Reducing inequality while boosting economic growth is possible, says OECD

    Countries can use labour market reforms, more targeted tax and transfer systems and better education policies to simultaneously curb the income gap between rich and poor while boosting economic growth.

  • 20-January-2012

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    Towards a positive legacy of a terrible crisis

    The New Year has begun under a shroud of economic uncertainty with flagging growth, growing inequality, persistent unemployment and troubled government finances in most of the world’s largest economies. In his editorial for the 2012 OECD Yearbook, Angel Gurría sets out a vision for the year ahead.

  • 19-December-2011

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    Facing facts

    As we start a new year, we are mindful at the OECD that data has a way of focusing the mind and holding up a mirror to our lives. The OECD Factbook 2011 - 2012 is a treasure trove of data. Test out some fast facts that might surprise you, and could even impress your dinner guests.

  • 29-November-2011

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    Tackling inequality

    It may be true that money can’t buy you happiness, but this only applies if you have enough money to meet your basic needs – a home, food, clothes for your family, education for your children. What happens when that basic equation breaks down and millions see no hope of improving their lot?

  • 18-November-2011

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    Terms and Conditions

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  • 17-November-2011

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    Privacy Policy

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  • 17-November-2011

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    EMPLOYMENT: Investing in youth

    The economic outlook has weakened significantly over the past six months, which is not good news for employment or the prospects of those looking for work. Policy action targeted on youth and the long-term unemployed can, and must, be taken.

  • 9-November-2011

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    World Energy Outlook 2011

    WEO-2011 provides invaluable insights into how the energy system could evolve over the next quarter of a century. The book is essential reading for anyone with a stake in the energy sector.

  • 8-November-2011

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    G20: Pursuing Strong, Sustainable and Balanced Growth: A note on implementation of structural reform commitments

    This Note reports on implementation of the structural reform commitments identified by G20 countries in the Seoul Action Plan and subsequent updates, and reported in greater detail in the national policy templates. In doing so, the Note complements the preliminary Report (Pursuing Strong, Sustainable and Balanced Growth: Taking Stock of Structural Reform Commitments) submitted to the Framework Working Group and the G20 Deputies ahead

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