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Universities and other higher education institutions can play a key role in human capital development and innovation systems. Reviews of Higher Education in Regional and City Development are the OECD’s vehicle to mobilise higher education for economic and social development of cities and regions.
The signing of the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) was a source of debate in United States politics, particularly regarding possible labour market effects. This paper gives an overview and assessment of the debate and US employment policy responses.
Chicago is at a tipping point: despite economic strengths, it faces considerable challenges to compete in the “Premier League” of world-class cities, warns the OECD Secretary-General.
This review, the first of its kind conducted by the OECD in the United States, assesses the region’s capacity to contribute effectively to regional and national economic performance and quality of life.
Tackling the economic crisis, implementing structural reforms, generating jobs, mitigating climate change and reversing inequality are huge challenges that we can overcome if we work together, said OECD Secretary-General.
Chicago is at a tipping point: despite economic strengths, it faces considerable challenges to compete in the “Premier League” of world-class cities, warns the OECD’s review of the Chicago Tri-State Metropolitan Region.
Green and Growth can go together, provided that the appropriate framework and the right economic and regulatory incentives are in place to encourage sustainable use of our resources and the environment, said Angel Gurría.
How can government policies move towards increasing agricultural innovation and improving productivity? This OECD conference shared case studies and ideas from Europe, China, United States, India, Africa, Brazil, Australia and New Zealand.
More people in developed countries are overweight or obese than ever before, dooming them to years of ill-health and early death. New OECD data show however that in some countries obesity rates are slowing, and that’s good news for people’s health and government budgets.
Health spending accounted for 17.6% of GDP in the United States in 2010, down slightly from 2009
(17.7%) and by far the highest share in the OECD, and a full eight percentage points higher than the OECD
average of 9.5%. Following the United States were the Netherlands (at 12.0% of GDP), and France and
Germany (both at 11.6% of GDP).