25-October-2010

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United States: Restoring fiscal sustainability

The United States faces challenging budgetary prospects, as do most other OECD countries. The federal budget deficit widened considerably during the recession, reaching about 10% of GDP in both 2009 and 2010, reflecting the operation of automatic stabilizers and the policy response to the crisis

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25-October-2010

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Implementing cost-effective policies in the United States to mitigate climate change

The consensus view of scientists is that the build-up of greenhouse gases (GHG) in the atmosphere is causing global warming. To reduce the probability of severe climate change impacts and costs occurring, global GHG emissions need to be reduced substantially over coming decades.

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20-October-2010

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United States: OECD recognises anti-bribery enforcement and recommends enhancements

Transnational bribery enforcement under the U.S. Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (FCPA) has increased significantly since the last OECD evaluation of the implementation of the OECD Anti-Bribery Convention by the United States, according to a new OECD report.

20-October-2010

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United States - OECD Anti-Bribery Convention

This page contains all information relating to implementation of the OECD Anti-Bribery Convention in the United States.

18-October-2010

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Local development benefits from staging global events: Achieving the local development legacy from London 2012

London 2012 is set to be one the most ambitious Olympic Games ever to have taken place. This publication highlights how London has set itself a unique challenge: to deliver a successful Olympic Games and to regenerate its most socio-economically challenged area of the city.

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4-October-2010

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Paying for Biodiversity: Enhancing the Cost-Effectiveness of Payments for Ecosystem Services (PES)

This book identifies good practice in the design and implementation of PES programmes to enhance their environmental and cost effectiveness.

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20-September-2010

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Launch of the OECD Economic Survey of the United States

Supported by substantial stimulus measures, the US economy has started to grow again after the economic crisis but Mr. Gurría argued that efficient spending would be key to strenghten public finances. In this respect, the recent health-care reform, which includes measures to reduce the growth in health-care spending, is an important landmark, Mr. Gurría stated.

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20-September-2010

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Economic Survey of the United States 2010

The US economy is slowly recovering from the severe recession caused by the financial crisis. While monetary and fiscal support remains essential in a context of high unemployment, the focus will subsequently need to shift to reducing the large budget deficit and reversing the rise in public deb

6-August-2010

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The Use of International Standards in Technical Regulation

To what extent do governments use international standards in their technical regulations? This paper looks at the electrical household appliance, natural gas equipment and telephony sectors in Canada, Japan, Korea, Mexico, United States and the European Union.

7-July-2010

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Employment Outlook 2010 Country Notes: United States

Unemployment has risen more sharply in the United States following the recent global financial crisis than in most other OECD countries.

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