• 13-November-2014


    Jobs, unemployment and government action

    The world economy is still suffering from the strains of the longest crisis of modern times, and nowhere is this more evident than in the high unemployment numbers. In this OECD Observer Roundtable, we asked a cross-section of ministers: “What actions are you taking to create more and better jobs in your economy?”

  • 1-July-2014


    Health-care expenditure and health policy in the USA versus other high-spending OECD countries

    The USA has exceptional levels of health-care expenditure, but growth slowed dramatically in recent years, amidst major efforts to close the coverage gap with other OECD countries.

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  • 20-November-2013


    OECD tribute to John F. Kennedy

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  • 12-November-2013


    Time for the U.S. to Reskill?

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  • 30-October-2012


    Obama vs. Romney: Is it the economy, stupid? An examination of opinion poll trends

    Are you able to make sense of the barrage of opinion poll data that is currently being published in the lead up to the US presidential election on 6 November? Bruce Stokes, Director of Pew Global Economic Attitudes at the Pew Research Center, was invited to shed light on the numbers as part of the OECD Forum Speakers series on 25 October.

  • 9-February-2011


    Government budgets: Save or spend?

    A heated debate between Princeton University economist Paul Krugman and Harvard economic historian Niall Ferguson was a highlight of the 11th World Knowledge Forum*-held in Seoul, Korea from 12-14 October-and among the conference's most attended sessions.

  • 2-February-2005


    The United States and the OECD

    This document sets out when the United States joined the OECD, what its permanent delegation does, and the benefits of OECD membership.