12-June-2014

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Tackling High inequalities: creating opportunities for all

The most effective policy tool kit to address high inequalities and to extend opportunities is one that combines education and job training measures, policies to boost job creation, and reforms to make the tax and benefit system and public services more efficient.

7-May-2014

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New OECD Tool Can Help US Services Exporters Break Down Barriers, Support Jobs at Home

The United States can further improve productivity in its economy by prioritizing reforms that enhance openness, diversity and competition in services markets, particularly where higher trade restrictions are observed.

5-May-2014

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“Happy, Healthy and Wise” are Top Priorities for American, Canadian Users of OECD Better Life Index

When it comes to well-being, American users of the OECD Better Life Index (BLI) want to be happy, Canadians care most about health, while Latin Americans strive for better education. That’s according to user feedback as the Index marks its third birthday.

5-May-2014

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U.S. Recovery to Gather Pace in 2014, Says OECD in Latest Economic Outlook

Economic activity in the United States is projected to pick up in steadily in 2014 as the effects of the severe winter weather dissipate and investment and consumption expand, according to the OECD’s latest Economic Outlook.

2-May-2014

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United States: Ambassador, Permanent Representative to the OECD

Biographical note of the United States' Permanent representative to the OECD.

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15-April-2014

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Taxing Wages: Country note for the United States

The average worker in the United States faced a tax burden on labour income (tax wedge) of 31.3% in 2013 compared with the OECD average of 35.9%. The United States was ranked 25 of the 34 OECD member countries in this respect.

12-April-2014

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Global Economic Outlook - Written Statement for the IMFC

A moderate recovery is under way in major advanced economies after two years of subdued growth. Overall, most indications point to a continued underlying strengthening of the pace of growth, helped by accommodative monetary policy and reduced fiscal drag.

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10-April-2014

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Mr. Angel Gurría, Secretary-General of the OECD in Washington, 10-13 April 2014

Mr. Angel Gurría, Secretary-General of the OECD, was in Washington from 10 to 13 April 2014, to attend the G20 Finance Ministers and Central Bank Governors (FM&CBG) meetings and the IMF/World Bank Spring Meetings. While in Washington, Mr. Gurría also held bilateral meetings with several US senior officials.

1-April-2014

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PISA problem-solving test: key findings for USA

Note summarising the United States' results in the PISA 2012 problem solving assessment.

27-February-2014

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Tackling Inequality: Getting the Policy Challenges Right

Inequality is a multi-dimensional challenge, it goes beyond income and it affects the wellbeing of our people. We need a multidisciplinary policy response and that’s what the Inclusive Growth initiative that we are launching in the OECD will provide.

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