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13-October-2014

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The growing pains of investment treaties

OECD Secretary-General Angel Gurría blogs about international investment treaties at a time when they are increasingly in the spotlight.

14-October-2013

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Insights Blog: In search of elusive growth - Making the most of R&D tax incentives

Finding new sources of growth right now is tough. And in a time of rising inequality, to do so equitably and fairly is even tougher. Innovation can help, but with budgets stretched to the limit how can governments boost innovation in their economies?

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27-May-2013

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Failing to close the stable door

The recent scandal over the use of horsemeat in readymade meals that has shaken the entire European continent has revealed not only the complexity and opacity of our food supply chain, but also–and above all–the shortcomings of European food law.

24-April-2013

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Innovative responses to fragility: The promise of modern technology

A global, political push for poverty eradication through the post-2015 framework is likely to benefit from parallel bottom-up social innovation and mobilization. Modern technology can be a real game changer in this regard.

2-April-2013

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Knowledge is growth

The growing awareness that knowledge-based capital (KBC) is driving economic growth is prevalent in today’s global marketplace. The creation and application of knowledge is especially critical to the ability of firms and organisations to develop in a competitive global economy and to create high-wage employment.

9-November-2012

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OECD Observer: Restart-up?

Start-up rates in OECD countries are slowly edging back to their pre-crisis levels, but not all countries have seen significant acceleration in new businesses, according to Entrepreneurship at a Glance 2012.

19-September-2012

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Resurrecting Industrial Policy

Can governments play a positive role in boosting their countries’ industrial sectors? This OECD Observer article investigates.

22-September-2011

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Insights blogpost: OECD Science, Technology and Industry Scoreboard: Innovation and Growth in Knowledge Economies

This blogpost from the OECD Insights Blog sets out some of the main findings from the OECD Science, Technology and Industry Scoreboard 2011, including where scientific research is being done and what impact it has, how patents are tracking the impact of science and more.

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