Individual freedom can only exist within the social context in which people live, and among the ways in which it is possible to exercise this freedom, that of respecting democratic rules deserves a special place.
Secretary-General Angel Gurría welcomes a network of senior officials attending the 31st Centres of Government (COG) meeting held in London. Highlights include the importance of institutions in economic reform through improved co-ordination, outreach and transparency.
The economics profession seems to increasingly endorse the existence of a strongly negative nonlinear effect of public debt on economic growth. Reinhart and Rogoff (2010) were the first to point out that a public debt to GDP ratio higher than 90% of GDP is associated with considerably lower economic performance in advanced and emerging economies alike.
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This is the Spanish translation of the 2012 Recommendation of the Council on Regulatory Policy and Governance. It sets the current thinking of how to effectively implement regulatory policy in countries, based on over a decade of OECD experience.
The OECD with the Ministry of Economy, Mexico and COFEMER conducted a four-day seminar for Federal and Provincial officials, as well as academics and consultants, on how to conduct and implement Regulatory Impact Assessments
OECD presents the initial findings of the Public Procurement Review of the Mexican State Employees Social Security and Social Services Institute (ISSTE)
This new publication looks at how renewable energy can bring the greatest benefits to host regions.
The EU Better Regulation project is a partnership between the OECD and the European Commission. It draws on the initiatives for Better Regulation promoted by both organisations over the last few years.
In many OECD countries debt has soared to levels threatening fiscal sustainability, necessitating its reduction over the medium to longer term. This paper uses stylised simulations in a small, calibrated macroeconomic model which features endogenous interactions between fiscal policy, growth and financial markets.
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