31-May-2013

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Inequality and poverty in the United States: public policies for inclusive growth

Income inequality and relative poverty in the United States are among the highest in the OECD and have substantially increased over the past decades. These developments have been associated with a number of other worrying statistics, including low intergenerational social mobility and weak real income growth for many households.

29-January-2013

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The US labour market recovery following the great recession

Although job creation has improved, since the end of the 2007-08 recession, the effects of the recession on the labour market remain severe.

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29-November-2012

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Strengthening innovation in the United States

The US innovation system has many strengths, including world class research universities and firms that thrive in innovation-intensive sectors.

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20-March-2012

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Effects of NAFTA on US Employment and Policy Responses

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.

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2-December-2011

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Accounting for the Self-Employed in Labour Share Estimates: The Case of the United States (OECD Science, Technology and Industry Working Paper 2011/4)

This paper investigates a more refined method to impute the labour income of the self-employed in the United States. The proposed estimation is followed by an analysis of how adjusted total labour income might impact the value of the labour share of output.

2-July-2011

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Environmental Enforcement in Decentralised Governance Systems: Toward a Nationwide Level Playing Field - Environment Working Paper No. 34

This report analyses approaches to managing environmental compliance monitoring and enforcement in several OECD countries with decentralised systems of environmental governance.

20-April-2011

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OECD Health Working Paper No. 56. Description of Alternative Approaches to Measure and Place a Value on Hospital Products in Seven OECD Countries

To assess the feasibility of using secondary data sets information to feed an output-based PPP approach for hospital services, we reviewed the main characteristics of diagnoses and procedures coding standards, DRG classification systems, and cost-finding methods used in selected OECD countries.

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15-April-2011

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The Political Economy of Services in Regional Trade Agreements

How do services commitments in RTAs influence multilateral negotiations? Through 4 case studies of the RTAs of Chile, Japan, the EU and the US, this paper looks at political economy issues underlying RTAs in general, as well as the specific concessions that countries make on trade in services.

11-April-2011

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Transparency Mechanisms and Non-Tariff Measures: Case Studies

Transparent design and implementation of domestic regulation reduces business costs for the public and private sector, according to these case studies from Australia, the European Union, the United Kingdom and the United States.

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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