Speeches / Presentations

  • 28-October-2009


    Inequality and Well-Being in OECD Countries: What do we know?

    This paper considers the relationship between actual inequality, desired inequality and overall social well-being, focussing on the evidence from OECD countries over the past two decades. It was presented at www.oecdworldforum2009.org.

  • 27-October-2009


    Charting progress, building visions, improving life

    In a keynote speech delivered at the OECD 3rd World Forum on Statistics, Knowledge and Policy, Mr. Angel Gurría has warned that unless a new generation of statistics is developed to measure social progress and well-being, people may lose confidence in institutions and in the capacity of governments to address their problems.

  • 7-October-2009

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    Reform beyond the crisis

    This paper discusses how governments can “seize the moment” of the economic crisis to suggest and implement structural reforms. It examines the particular challenges to reform – and possible solutions to those challenges.

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  • 26-June-2009


    The jobs crisis: the labour market and social policy responses

    Speaking at the G8 Summit Consultation with Social Partners in Rome on 26 June 2009, Mr Gurría urged the G8, BIAC, TUAC and OECD to join forces to help governments make the best use of labour market and social policies.

  • 3-March-2009


    Going for Growth 2009 - the economic crisis facing OECD countries should not be allowed to slow down structural reforms

    Today’s report is designed to help OECD countries pursue reforms that will raise their long-term living standards. This year’s Going for Growth is special in that it comes at a time when OECD countries are faced with the most severe financial and economic crises in a lifetime.

  • 25-November-2008


    Presentations on Wage differentials and Minimum Wages in OECD countries

    Presentations at joint Eurofound / OECD workshop on Wage developments, minimum wages and wage flexibility, 27th – 28th November 2008, Paris.

  • 17-March-2008


    Remarks by Jørgen Elmeskov, OECD Acting Chief Economist at the OECD/IMF conference on structural reform in Europe

    Remarks by Jørgen Elmeskov, OECD Acting Chief Economist at the OECD/IMF conference on structural reform in Europe on 17 March 2008.

  • 1-March-2005

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    Economic Policy Reforms: Presentation by Jean-Philippe Cotis at the London Press Conference, 1 March 2005

    Presentation by OECD Chief Economist Jean-Philippe Cotis at the London Press Conference for the launch of "Economic Policy Reforms: Going for Growth," 1 March 2005. Across the OECD, governments are seeking to undertake structural reforms to foster their economic growth. This new publication takes stock of the progress made made in implementing policy reforms and suggests priorities for the future reform agenda in each member

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