Germany recovered rapidly from the 2008-09 recession, with GDP topping pre-crisis rates during 2011 and unemployment falling significantly. Public finances are sound, but further reforms are needed to transform its growth model to thrive as a knowledge-based economy.
Governments should invest more in disadvantaged schools and students to ensure that everyone gets a fair chance, according to a new OECD report.
Using empirical evidence from panel analysis of current account dynamics and of bilateral trade balances, the paper argues that the large German current account surplus during the 2000s can be explained by an increasing gap between productivity growth in manufacturing vis-à-vis services.
The country statistical profiles include a wide range of indicators on economy, education, energy, environment, foreign aid, health, information and communication, labour, migration, R&D, trade and society.
This publication examines the role of institutional investors in promoting good corporate governance and reviews Australia, Chile and Germany in more detail.
Joint communiqué by Federal Chancellor Angela Merkel, OECD , WTO , ILO , IMF and World Bank Group.
Liberalization in the services sector would bring benefits to Germany and to the euro area. It would boost investment and therefore growth in Germany, said A. Gurría.
International Conference organised by the German Federal Ministry of Economics and Technology and the OECD, 6-7 October 2011, Berlin, Germany.
People with university degrees have suffered far fewer job losses during the global economic crisis than those who left school without qualifications, according to the latest edition of the OECD’s annual Education at a Glance.
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The 2011 edition of Education at a Glance: OECD Indicators enables countries to see themselves in the light of other countries’ performance.