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  • 28-March-2013

    English

    Global economy is improving but Europe lags behind, says OECD

    Global economic activity is picking up, but the continuing crisis in the euro area is delaying a meaningful recovery, the OECD said in its latest Interim Economic Assessment.

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  • 4-February-2013

    English

    Labour migration: Germany is open to graduates but immigration is difficult for medium-skilled workers

    Germany is one of the OECD countries with the lowest barriers to immigration for high-skilled workers. However, long-term labour migration is low in comparison with other countries.

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  • 4-February-2013

    English

    Recruiting immigrant workers: Germany

    Labour migration is supposed to be one means to help meet future labour and skill shortages caused by a shrinking working-age population, this book addresses the question of how to ensure that international recruitment can help meet urgent needs in the labour market which cannot be met locally.

  • 18-December-2012

    English

    Towards consistent and effective carbon pricing in Germany? Environment Working Paper No. 52

    This paper examines the carbon prices that have emerged from the implementation of three key market-based instruments in Germany: energy taxes, vehicle taxes and the EU Emissions Trading System. It also reviews the use of feed-in tariffs to promote electricity generation from renewable sources, with a focus on the implied GHG abatement costs and the interactions with other environmental policy instruments.

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  • 17-December-2012

    German, PDF, 432kb

    Closing the Gender Gap - country note: Germany

    Gains in female education attainment have contributed to a worldwide increase in women’s participation in the labour force, but considerable gaps remain in working hours, conditions of employment and earnings.  More specific data for Germany are available in this country note.

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  • 6-December-2012

    English

    Promoting Growth in All Regions

    Is growth possible in all OECD regions? Evidence suggests that it is. This report argues that helping underdeveloped regions to catch up with more developed ones will have a positive impact on a country’s national growth overall, and that such growth helps to build a fairer society, in which no region’s citizens are left behind.

  • 22-November-2012

    English

    Selected aspects of household savings in Germany – evidence from micro-data

    This paper uses household level data from the German Socio-Economic Panel (GSOEP) over the period 1991 to 2008 to analyse the driving factors of movements in the German household savings rate.

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  • 31-October-2012

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    Germany and the Euro Area: Addressing the Competitiveness Challenge - OECD report presented to German Federal Chancellor Angela Merkel

    Restoring competitiveness is one of the key challenges to bring European economies back on a path of strong, sustainable and balanced growth. Europe could improve its growth prospects by implementing a strategic reform agenda with a broad range of policy reforms to increase productivity, dynamism and employment.

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  • 31-October-2012

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    “Better Policies” series: Addressing the Competitiveness Challenges in Germany and the Euro Area - October 2012

    The current crisis and deteriorating growth prospects in many countries make a competiveness enhancing reform agenda a conditio sine qua non to kick-off the European economy.

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  • 30-October-2012

    English

    Joint press release by Federal Chancellor, OECD, WTO, ILO, IMF and World Bank Group

    Joint press release by Federal Chancellor Angela Merkel, OECD Secretary-General Angel Gurría, WTO Director-General Pascal Lamy, ILO Director-General Guy Ryder, IMF Managing Director Christine Lagarde and World Bank Group President Jim Yong Kim on the occasion of their meeting on 30 October 2012 in Berlin.

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