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Evidence from the OECD Wealth Distribution Database for 18 OECD countries highlights large differences in wealth holdings across OECD countries. Moreover, wealth inequality is much larger than income inequality due to financial assets that are very unequally distributed and mainly accrue to top income and top wealth households.
G20 GDP growth slows slightly to 0.7% in first quarter of 2015
OECD unemployment rate stable at 6.9% in April 2015
Composite leading indicators point to growth convergence in most major economies
Statistics Working Paper N. 61, 2015/3 - This article gives methodological guidance on how best to compare the share of profits in value-added across countries using national accounts. The four countries covered are France, Germany, Italy and the United States.
OECD annual inflation slows to 0.4% in April 2015
International trade slows sharply in first quarter of 2015
OECD GDP growth slows to 0.3% in the first quarter of 2015
Following the Society for Economic Measurement (SEM)’s highly successful Inaugural Conference at the University of Chicago in August 2014, the 2nd International Conference is being hosted by the OECD in Paris.
The gap between rich and poor keeps widening. Growth, if any, has disproportionally benefited higher income groups while lower income households have been left behind. This long-run increase in income inequality not only raises social and political concerns, but also economic ones. It tends to drag down GDP growth, due to the rising distance of the lower 40% from the rest of society. Lower income people have been prevented from realising their human capital potential, which is bad for the economy as a whole. This book highlights the key areas where inequalities are created and where new policies are required, including: the consequences of current consolidation policies; structural labour market changes with rising non-standard work and job polarization; persisting gender gaps; the challenge of high wealth concentration, and the role for redistribution policies.