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  • OECD Economic Outlook and Interim Economic Outlook

    The expansion is set to persist over the next two years, with global GDP projected to rise by close to 4% in 2018 and 2019. Growth in the OECD area is set to remain around 2½ per cent per annum, helped by fiscal easing in many economies, and will strengthen to close to 5% elsewhere.

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  • Network for Open Economies and Inclusive Societies (NOEIS)

    The Network for Open Economies and Inclusive Societies (NOEIS) – launched in 2017 by the Netherlands – consists of 20 countries committed to advancing a well-functioning open global economy while reducing excessive inequalities: Argentina, Belgium, Canada, Chile, Colombia, Costa Rica, Czech Republic, Finland, Germany, Hungary, Japan, Latvia, Luxembourg, Mexico, the Netherlands, Norway, Peru, Poland, Spain and Sweden.

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  • Economic Survey of Canada 2018

    Well-being in Canada is high, underpinned by good health, strong education and skills and high environmental quality. Income inequality is close to the OECD mean, but the working-age poverty rate is well above the OECD average. And meeting Canada’s climate-change commitments will be challenging.

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The Long View: Scenarios for the world economy to 2060

Slowing global growth, limited income convergence and rising fiscal pressures – this is the outlook for the world economy in the new OECD long-term baseline projection. But structural policy reforms can brighten the outlook substantially in all countries, as illustrated in a number of alternative scenarios


‌1st Joint Conference IMF-OECD-World Bank on Structural Reforms: Product Market Regulation, Competition and Inclusive Growth,
11 June 2018

The conference brings together policymakers and practitioners, international institutions, and leading academics to discuss key policy issues in the area of product market competition and regulation and growth. Topics include: 

• How and why has product market competition, overall and in key sectors, changed since the 1990s?
• What are the consequences for productivity growth, innovation and income distribution?
• What are the implications for competition policy and market regulation? 


OECD workshop on “Digital Financial Assets: Opportunities and Challenges

The OECD workshop on “Digital Financial Assets: Opportunities and Challenges” broght together experts from academia, industry, central banks, and financial regulators to focus on recent developments and main policy challenges related to the emergence of digital financial assets. 


Enhancing Economic Flexibility: What Is in It for Workers?

Reforms that boost growth by enhancing economic flexibility often meet strong opposition related to concerns that they may imply adverse consequences for categories of workers. This study investigates how making product or labour market regulation more flexible changes workers’ risks of moving out of employment and jobless people’s chances of becoming employed.


BlogPost: What do pro-competitive policies IMPLY for workers?

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Global Forum on Productivity

The Global Forum on Productivity is a practical, interactive tool, seeking to dismantle the drivers of slowing productivity growth and proposing ways to improve future prospects. It features a dedicated website that provides:

  • A library section compiling productivity-related literature, sometimes even country specific
  • A selection of databases deemed central to productivity research
  • Detailed country profiles
  • Information about the latest GFP events