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 LIBRARIANS' EDITION, 15 JANUARY 2012
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THIS ISSUE'S TOPICS
Highlights Economic Statistics Nuclear Energy
OECD Publishing News Education Public Management
Agriculture/Food/Fisheries Employment Science & Technology
Business and Markets Energy SMEs & Entrepreneurship
Development Environment Taxation
Economic Developments Health Trade
Info/Comm Technology Transportation

HIGHLIGHTS

The Future of Families to 2030 Medium-Term Coal Market Report 2011 OECD Factbook 2011-2012


The Future of Families to 2030: Blog posting | Book on Online Bookshop | Book on OECD iLibrary

IEA sees no let-up in world’s appetite for coal over next 5 years in Medium-Term Coal Market Report 2011: Press release | Book on Online Bookshop | Book on OECD iLibrary

OECD Factbook 2012: Economic, Environmental and Social Statistics For 50 years, the OECD has been at the forefront in the production of reliable, comparable, timely and trusted statistics. The OECD Factbook is the most comprehensive statistical publication of the Organisation. This year's edition provides not only a snapshot of the most recent statistics produced by the OECD but also celebrates its 50th Anniversary through a special chapter focusing on longer-term developments. Also new this year, online data for the Country Statistical Profiles will be updated dynamically. Book on Online Bookshop | Book on OECD iLibrary | Webpage (iPhone/iPad apps now available on App Store!)

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OECD PUBLISHING NEWS

OECD Factbook 2011-2012


OECD Factbook 2012: Economic, Environmental and Social Statistics For 50 years, the OECD has been at the forefront in the production of reliable, comparable, timely and trusted statistics. The OECD Factbook is the most comprehensive statistical publication of the Organisation. This year's edition provides not only a snapshot of the most recent statistics produced by the OECD but also celebrates its 50th Anniversary through a special chapter focusing on longer-term developments. Also new this year, online data for the Country Statistical Profiles will be updated dynamically. Book on Online Bookshop | Book on OECD iLibrary | Webpage (iPhone/iPad apps now available on App Store!)

OECD lauches 2012 Video Competion. Theme is Education and Skills: Announcement

OECD Subscription Prices for 2012: Price list

New OECD Key Titles Catalogue, 2012: Catalogue

OECD iLibrary: Brochure

OECD publications will be on exhibit at the following events in the coming months:

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AGRICULTURE/FOOD/FISHERIES

Forthcoming
-Agricultural Policies for Poverty Reduction: A Synthesis: Book listing
-Agricultural Policies for Poverty Reduction: Book listing

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BUSINESS & MARKETS

Financing High-Growth Firms Annual Report on the OECD Guidelines for MNEs OECD Guidelines on Insurer Governance


Financing High-Growth Firms: The Role of Angel Investors: Book announcement | Book on Online Bookshop | Book on OECD iLibrary

Annual Report on the OECD Guidelines for Multinational Enterprises 2011: A New Agenda for the Future: Book on Online Bookshop | Book on OECD iLibrary

OECD Guidelines on Insurer Governance: Book on Online Bookshop | Book on OECD iLibrary

Mergers Soar: OECD Observer article | Subscribe to the OECD Observer

Forthcoming
-OECD Guidelines on Corporate Governance of State-Owned Enterprises: Book listing
-Competitiveness and Private Sector Development: Ukraine 2011: Sector Competitiveness Strategy: Book listing
-OECD Investment Policy Reviews: Colombia 2012: Book listing
-OECD Journal: Financial Market Trends, Volume 2011 Supplement 1: Five Decades at the Heart of Financial Modernisation: Book listing

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DEVELOPMENT

Labour Market Changes, Labour Disputes and Social Cohesion in China: OECD Development Centre Working Paper

Revisiting MDG Cost Estimates from a Domestic Resource Mobilisation Perspective: OECD Development Centre Working paper

Spain’s development aid much improved, but still needs more focus says OECD Development Co-operation Review: Press release

Global Organizations to Expand Cooperation on Green Growth for Development. Mexico City meeting points to further, deeper knowledge-sharing, policy push: Press release

DACnews, December 2011 includes articles on Busan, new data on climate change, the future of development co-operation, fragile states, responsible minerals, progress on implementation of the Paris Declaration, and more: Newsletter

Forthcoming
-Latin American Economic Outlook 2012: Book listing
-Southeast Asian Economic Outlook 2011/2012: Book listing

-OECD Insights: Development and Aid : Book listing
-Agricultural Policies for Poverty Reduction: A Synthesis: Book listing
-Aid Effectiveness 2011
-Enhancing Capacity for Environmental Management and Governance: Book listing


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ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENTS

When will a global economic recovery take hold? Take the OECD Observer poll | Subscribe to the OECD Observer

The G20 and the Crisis: OECD Observer editorial by the Secretary-General | Subscribe to the OECD Observer

OECD Economic Outlook, Volume 2011 Issue 2 final print copies now available: Book on Online Bookshop | Book on OECD iLibrary

Bench strength: Winter Olympics 2010: OECD Observer article | Subscribe to the OECD Observer

Half a century of country surveys online: OECD Observer article | Subscribe to the OECD Observer

OECD Economics Department Working Papers:

-917: Employment Protection Legislation and Plant-Level Productivity in India
-918: Reassessing the NAIRUs after the Crisis
-919: Explaining the Interest-Rate-Growth Differential Underlying Government Debt Dynamics
-920: Russia: Progress in Structural Reform and Framework Conditions
-921:
Exploring Determinants of Subjective Wellbeing in OECD Countries: Evidence from the World Value Survey
-922:
Public Spending Efficiency in the Czech Republic: Fiscal Policy Framework and the Main Spending Areas of Pensions and Healthcare
-923:
Current Issues in Managing Government Debt and Assets
-924:
Less Income Inequality and More Growth – Are They Compatible?
Part 1. Mapping Income Inequality Across The OECD

-925:
Less Income Inequality and More Growth – Are They Compatible?
Part 2. The Distribution of Labour Income

-926:
Less Income Inequality and More Growth – Are They Compatible?
Part 3. Income redistribution via taxes and transfers across OECD countries

-927:
Less Income Inequality and More Growth – Are They Compatible?
Part 4. Top Incomes

-928:
Less Income Inequality and More Growth – Are They Compatible?
Part 5. Poverty in OECD countries

-929:
Less Income Inequality and More Growth – Are They Compatible?
Part 6. The Distribution of Wealth

-930:
Less Income Inequality and More Growth – Are They Compatible?
Part 7. The Drivers of Labour Earnings Inequality – An Analysis Based on Conditional and Unconditional Quantile Regressions

-932:
Fiscal Consolidation,Part 1. How Much is Needed and How to Reduce Debt to a Prudent Level?
-934:
Fiscal Consolidation, Part 3. Long-Run Projections and Fiscal Gap Calculations
-936:
Fiscal Consolidation, Part 5. What Factors Determine the Success of Consolidation Efforts?
-937:
Fiscal Consolidation, Part 6. What Are The Best Policy Instruments for Fiscal Consolidation?
-938:
The Nature of Financial and Real Business Cycles:  The Great Moderation and Banking Sector Pro-Cyclicality

Forthcoming
-OECD Economic Surveys: Switzerland 2011: Book listing
-OECD Economic Surveys: Denmark 2012: Book listing

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ECONOMIC STATISTICS

OECD Factbook 2011-2012 OECD Journal of Business Cycle Measurement and Analysis V2011 N2


OECD Factbook 2012: Economic, Environmental and Social Statistics For 50 years, the OECD has been at the forefront in the production of reliable, comparable, timely and trusted statistics. The OECD Factbook is the most comprehensive statistical publication of the Organisation. This year's edition provides not only a snapshot of the most recent statistics produced by the OECD but also celebrates its 50th Anniversary through a special chapter focusing on longer-term developments. Also new this year, online data for the Country Statistical Profiles will be updated dynamically. Book on Online Bookshop | Book on OECD iLibrary | Webpage (iPhone/iPad apps now available on App Store!)

OECD Journal: Journal of Business Cycle Measurement and Analysis, Volume 2011 Issue 2 includes articles on energy prices and business cycles, a cyclical analysis of economic activity in Serbia, convergence of new member states in the Eurozone, band-pass filters and the OECD System of composite leading indicators, and measuring uncertainty and disagreement. Subscribe to the OECD Journal | Issue on OECD iLibrary

Consumer prices in the OECD area rose by 3.1% in the year to November 2011, compared with 3.2% in the year to October 2011: Press release

Private consumption main driver of OECD GDP growth in third quarter of 2011: Press release

Unit labour costs for OECD area fell 0.3% in the third quarter of 2011: Press release

OECD composite leading indicators continue pointing to slowdown in economic activity in most major economies: Press release

National Accounts at a Glance 2011 database now freely available; book to come soon: Database

Forthcoming:
-National Accounts at a Glance 2011: Book listing
-OECD Statistics on International Trade in Services, Volume 2011 Issue 1: Detailed Tables by Service Category
-OECD Statistics on International Trade in Services, Volume 2011 Issue 2: Detailed Tables by Partner Country


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EDUCATION

Literacy for Life Starting Srong III
Higher Education in Regional and City Development: Southern Arizona 2011 Reviews of Vocational Education and Training Chile 2009 Reviews of Vocational Education and Training China 2010


Literacy for Life: Further Results from the Adult Literacy and Life Skills Survey: Book on Online Bookshop | Book on OECD iLibrary

Starting Strong III: A Quality Toolbox for Early Childhood Education and Care: Blog posting | Book on Online Bookshop | Book on OECD iLibrary

Higher Education in Regional and City Development: Southern Arizona, United States 2011 (Available only in PDF form): Book on Online Bookshop | Book on OECD iLibrary

OECD Reviews of Vocational Education and Training: A Learning for Jobs Review of Chile 2009 (Available only in PDF form): Book on Online Bookshop | Book on OECD iLibrary

OECD Reviews of Vocational Education and Training: A Learning for Jobs Review of China 2010 (Available only in PDF form): Book on Online Bookshop | Book on OECD iLibrary

Register now for the CELE Conference: A Recipe for Success: Transforming Learning Environments through Dynamic Local Partnership , Kaarina and Rauma, Finland, 22-24 February 2012: Announcement

High Performance School Buildings in Portugal: CELE Exchance article

Well-Being at School: Does Infrastructure Matter? CELE Exchange article

The Future of the Physical Learning Environment: School Facilities that Support the User: CELE Exchange article

Enhancing the Early Childhood Development System in Yakutia (Russia): CELE Exchange article

New OECD/European Investment Bank Database of Best Practices in Educational Facilities Investments: Database

PISA 2009 results for 10 additional economies - released by ACER (Costa Rica, Georgia, India -Himachal Pradesh & Tamil Nadu, Malaysia, Malta, Mauritius, Venezuela- Miranda, Moldova, United Arab Emirates): Announcement and link to results

educationtoday: OECD’s blog on global perspectives on education: Blog

Forthcoming
-Strong Performers and Successful Reformers in Education: Lessons from PISA for Japan
-Strong Performers and Successful Reformers in Education: Lessons from PISA for Greece: Book listing
-Languages in a Global World: Learning for Better Cultural Understanding: Book listing
-School Leadership: The creation of a common school culture: Teaching and Learning: International Survey (TALIS 2008 Data thematic report)
-Innovation in School Education: TALIS Thematic Report
-Supporting Disadvantaged Students and Schools: Book listing
-PISA 2009 Technical Report: Book listing

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EMPLOYMENT & SOCIAL AFFAIRS

Future of Families to 2030 Recruiting Immigrant Workers: Sweden Society at a Glance Asia/Pacific 2011


The Future of Families to 2030: Blog posting | Book on Online Bookshop | Book on OECD iLibrary

Sweden's labour migration reform system is working well but needs closer monitoring says Recruiting Immigrant Workers: Sweden 2011: Press release | Book on Online Bookshop | Book on OECD iLibrary

Society at a Glance: Asia/Pacific 2011 (now available in print form): Book on Online Bookshop | Book on OECD iLibrary

Eligibility Criteria for Unemployment Benefits:  Quantitative Indicators for OECD and EU Countries: Working paper

The Impact of Publicly Provided Services on the Distribution of Resources: Review of New Results and Methods: Working paper

Enabling Local Green Growth: Addressing Climate Change Effects on Employment and Local Development: Working paper

Forthcoming
-Job Tasks, Work Skills and the Labour Market
-Sick on the Job? Myths and Realities about Mental Health and Work (previously titled Mental Health and Employment: Challenging the Myths): Book listing

-Pensions at a Glance Asia/Pacific 2011: Book listing
-Jobs for Immigrants, Vol. 3: Labour Market Integration in Austria, Norway and Switzerland: Book listing

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ENERGY

Medium-Term Coal Market Reprot 2011 Inventory of Estimated Budgetary Support and Tex Expenditure for Fossil Fuels


IEA sees no let-up in world’s appetite for coal over next 5 years in Medium-Term Coal Market Report 2011: Press release | Book on Online Bookshop | Book on OECD iLibrary


Inventory of Estimated Budgetary Support and Tax Expenditures for Fossil Fuels (Printed Book now available!): Book on Online Bookshop | Book on OECD iLibrary

Iraq’s oil production capacity is forecast to increase sharply over next five year says Oil Market Report: Press release

Highlights from the latest Oil Market Report: OMR

Forthcoming
-Medium-Term Oil and Gas Markets 2011
-Energy Policies of OECD Countries: Slovak Republic 2011

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ENVIRONMENT

Inventory of Estimated Budgetary Support and Tax Expenditures for Fossil Fuels


Inventory of Estimated Budgetary Support and Tax Expenditures for Fossil Fuels (Printed Book now available.): Book on Online Bookshop | Book on OECD iLibrary

Enabling Local Green Growth: Addressing Climate Change Effects on Employment and Local Development: Working paper

Forthcoming
-OECD Environmental Outlook to 2050:
Book listing

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HEALTH

Forthcoming
-Sick on the Job? Myths and Realities about Mental Health and Work (previously titled Mental Health and Employment: Challenging the Myths): Book listing
-OECD Reviews of Health Systems: Russian Federation 2012: Book listing

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INFORMATION AND COMMUNICATIONS TECHNOLOGY

Digital Divide: From Computer Access to Online Activities – A Micro Data Analysis: Working paper

OECD urges members to protect open Internet in Principles for Internet Policy Making: OECD Recommendation

ICT Applications for the Smart Grid: Opportunities and Policy Implications: Working paper

Forthcoming
-Review of Telecommunication Policy and Regulation in Mexico: Book listing

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NUCLEAR ENERGY

Trends towards Sustainability in the Nuclear Fuel Cycle


Trends towards Sustainability in the Nuclear Fuel Cycle: Book on Online Bookshop | Book on OECD iLibrary

Reversibility and Retrievability (R&R) for the Deep Disposal of High-Level Radioactive Waste and Spent Fuel: Report (PDF - 997 kb)

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PUBLIC MANAGEMENT

Value for Money in Government: Denmark Public Sector Salary System in Slovenia Public Servants as Partners for Growth


Value for Money in Government: Denmark 2011: Book on Online Bookshop | Book on OECD iLibrary (PDF now available. Printed books to come shortly)

OECD Public Governance Reviews: The Public Sector Salary System in Slovenia: Book on Online Bookshop | Book on OECD iLibrary (PDF and printed book now available!)

Public Servants as Partners for Growth: Toward a Stronger, Leaner and More Equitable Workforce: Book on Online Bookshop | Book on OECD iLibrary (PDF and printed book now available!)

The Territorial Dimension of the European Social Fund: A Local Approach for Local Jobs? Working paper

Forthcoming:
-Lobbyists, Governments and Public Trust, Volume 2: Promoting Integrity through Self-regulation
-Measuring Regulatory Performance: A Practitioner's Guide to Perception Surveys:
Book listing

-Reforming Fiscal Federalism and Local Government: Beyond the Zero-Sum Game: Book listing
-OECD Territorial Reviews: Chihuahua, Mexico 2012: Book listing

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SCIENCE , TECHNOLOGY & INDUSTRY

Intellectual Assets and Innovation Financing High-Growth Firms


Intellectual Assets and Innovation: The SME Dimension : Book on Online Bookshop | Book on OECD iLibrary (Book now available)

Financing High-Growth Firms: The Role of Angel Investors: Book announcement | Book on Online Bookshop | Book on OECD iLibrary

Compilation of Bilateral Trade Database by Industry and End-Use Category: Working paper

Imports, Innovation and Employment after Crisis: Evidence from a Developing Country: Working paper

Key Biotechnology Indicators: Indicators

Effective Modelling of Urban Systems to Address the Challenges of Climate Change and Sustainability: Report of the OECD Global Science Forum (PDF - 1.28 mb)

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SMEs & ENTREPRENEURSHIP

Intellectual Assets and Innovation


Intellectual Assets and Innovation: The SME Dimension: Book on Online Bookshop | Book on OECD iLibrary (book now available)

Enabling Local Green Growth: Addressing Climate Change Effects on Employment and Local Development: Working paper

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TAXATION

Inventory of Estimated Budgetary Support and Tax Expenditures for Fossil Fuels


Inventory of Estimated Budgetary Support and Tax Expenditures for Fossil Fuels (Printed Book now available!): Book on Online Bookshop | Book on OECD iLibrary

Uruguay's tax transparency improving, says OECD: Press release

Tweeting on your taxes: OECD Observer article | Subscribe to the OECD Observer

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TRADE

Forthcoming:
-OECD Statistics on International Trade in Services, Volume 2011 Issue 1: Detailed Tables by Service Category
-OECD Statistics on International Trade in Services, Volume 2011 Issue 2: Detailed Tables by Partner Country

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TRANSPORTATION

Global Freight Volumes Confirm Stagnation and Indicate Near-Term Decline: ITF Statistics Brief

Reporting on Serious Road Traffic Casualties: Report (PDF - 2.25 mb)

Forthcoming
-Strategic Transport Infrastructure Needs to 2030: Book listing

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