Speeches / Presentations


  • 21-April-2017

    English

    Remarks to the United States Council for International Business Roundtable

    The global economic context remains challenging. While a modest upswing is underway ─ we project global GDP growth of 3.3% in 2017 and 3.6% in 2018 ─ the global economy remains stuck in a low growth trap, facing many risks, vulnerabilities, and policy uncertainties. Weak investment and trade continue to weigh on the core drivers of consumption, such as productivity and wage growth.

  • 21-April-2017

    English

    Presentation of the 2017 OECD SME Finance Scoreboard

    It is a pleasure to be here today to launch the 2017 OECD Scoreboard on Financing SMEs and Entrepreneurs. It is an honour to welcome Minister Padoan, an old friend of the OECD, here at our Washington Centre. And it is a very timely moment to take a closer look at the issue of SME finance.

  • 21-April-2017

    English

    G20 Finance Ministers and Central Bank Governors meeting: remarks on the global economy and framework for growth

    Latest indicators of rising business confidence and industrial production are welcome. However, we have been here before over the past five years and left “Waiting for Godot” – for the recovery that never comes. There are reasons to be more optimistic this time around. But we have not yet decisively escaped the low-growth trap. Growth in productivity and wages remains lackluster. Inequality and political tensions are high.

  • 21-April-2017

    English

    Presentation to the Centre for Strategic and International Studies

    Thank you for your warm welcome. It’s a great honour to be at the Centre for Strategic and International Studies, an organisation that shares history, values and objectives with the OECD. I’d like to thank the Centre’s President and CEO, Dr. John Hamré, for his invitation.

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  • 20-April-2017

    English

    Friends of the OECD Reception - welcoming remarks

    It is my pleasure to welcome you to the OECD’s Washington Centre. We are here to celebrate the longstanding and fruitful relationship between the OECD and the United States. But, more precisely, we are here to celebrate you, our friends in the US! This is a great opportunity to get to know each other better and strengthen our ties.

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  • 19-April-2017

    English

    The Bill Frenzel Champion of Free Trade Award – Economic Club of Minnesota

    The OECD Secretary-General spoke to the Economic Club of Minnesota about what must be done to make the trade system that has benefited so many work for everyone.

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  • 17-June-2016

    English

    Improving Opportunities for Women in the United States

    In the US, women have more opportunities than ever before and are better off than their counterparts in many other OECD countries. But the US is still facing important challenges empowering women and promoting gender inclusion. Women earn 17% less than men on average, compared with the OECD average wage gap of 15%.

  • 17-June-2016

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    Address to the Washington International Trade Association

    Thank you for your welcome, and thank you to the Washington International Trade Association for hosting today’s event. The OECD is a longstanding advocate of open markets. I am delighted to be among so many ‘‘friends of trade’’ to share the OECD’s latest data, analysis and reflections on developments in the global trade landscape.

  • 16-June-2016

    English

    Inclusive Growth in Cities: From Ambition to Implementation

    Thank you, Amy Liu. It’s a pleasure to be back at Brookings. This afternoon, I will launch the 2016 Economic Survey of the United States, so I can start with some good news! Seven years after the depths of the financial crisis, the US is making a comeback, registering one of the strongest economic recoveries in the OECD.

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  • 16-June-2016

    English

    Launch of the 2016 Economic Survey of the United States

    It is a pleasure to be here to present the OECD’s 2016 US Economic Survey. I would like to thank the US Administration ─ in particular Secretary Lew and his Treasury team ─ for their support and input on the Survey, and to Adam Posen and his staff for generously hosting us at the Peterson Institute.

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