During his mission to Korea, Angel Gurría will attend the G20 Finance Ministers and Central Bank Governors Meeting in Gyeongju. Back in Seoul, the OECD's Secretary-General will meet with members of the Korean goverment to discuss a range of key policies issues.
By putting a price on pollution, do environmentally related taxes spur innovation? Does the design of the tax play a critical role? What is the effect of this innovation? In analysing these questions, the report draws on case studies that cover Japan, Korea, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, the United Kingdom, Israel and others. It also covers a wide set of environmental issues and technologies, as well as the economic and policy contexts.
As part of the project “Environmental Impacts of International Shipping: the role of ports”, this case study focuses on the way the port of Busan and the Korean authorities address the environmental impacts of the port and its interactions with the hinterlands.
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Korean version of Health-Care Reform in Korea(Economics Department Working Papers No. 797)
This report analyses the results of an electronically-delivered test in science literacy pioneered by PISA in Denmark, Iceland and Korea. It presents 15-year-olds’ achievement scores and explains the impact of information communication technologies on both males’ and females’ science skills
To what extent do governments use international standards in their technical regulations? This paper looks at the electrical household appliance, natural gas equipment and telephony sectors in Canada, Japan, Korea, Mexico, United States and the European Union.
The intensification of the global financial crisis in late 2008 led to large capital outflows from Korea and turmoil in its capital markets.
Korea’s greenhouse gas emissions almost doubled between 1990 and 2005, the highest growth rate in the OECD area.
Korea’s health-care system has contributed to the marked improvement in health conditions, while limiting spending to one of the lowest levels in the OECD through high patient co-payments and limited coverage of public health insurance.
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Korea’s strong recovery from the global downturn has been driven by buoyant export growth and an effective policy response, including large-scale fiscal stimulus. Maintaining growth depends on raising productivity, particularly in services, and reforming the labour market so as to reduce dualism and promote greater labour force participation. It is important to encourage corporate restructuring by scaling back support for SMEs. Rapid