Economic Policy Reforms

1813-2723 (online)
1813-2715 (print)
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OECD’s annual report highlighting developments in structural policies in OECD countries. Closely related to the OECD Economic Outlook and OECD Economic Surveys, each issue of Economic Policy Reforms gives an overview of structural policy developments in OECD countries followed by a set of indicators that reflect structural policy evolution. A set of Country Notes summarises priorities suggested by the indicators with actions taken and recommendations suggested. The Country Notes section also includes a set of indicators tables and graphs for each country. Each issue also has several thematic studies.

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Economic Policy Reforms 2007

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13 Feb 2007
9789264030480 (PDF) ;9789264030473(print)

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Based on a broad set of indicators of structural policies and performance, Going for Growth 2007 takes stock of the recent progress made in implementing policy reforms and identifies, for each OECD country, five policy priorities to lift growth. It calls for reforms in areas such as product and labour market regulation, taxation, pension, income support, health and education to boost labour productivity and employment. In addition, this issue contains four analytical chapters covering the employment effects of policies and institutions, product market regulation and productivity convergence, policies to strengthen competition in product markets, and factors shaping the implementation of structural reform.

"A careful reading of this report would give an opportunistic reformer plenty of hints, tips and tricks. It offers a guide to the subtle art of making possible what is necessary."

-The Economist, Feb18th-23rd 2007,

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Table of Contents

Part I. Taking Stock of Structur5al Policies in OECD Countries
Chapter 1. Structural Policy Priorities: An Overview
-Growth Performance in OECD countries: Key Stylised Facts
-Areas of Policy Priorities
-Annex 1.A1. Broad Trends in Growth Performance
-Annmex 1.A2. Selectio of Policy Priorities
Chapter 2. Notes
Chapter 3. Structural Policy Indicators
Part II. Thematic Studies
Chapter 4. The Employment Effects of Policies and Institutions
Chapter 5. Product Market Regulation and Productivity Convergence
Chapter 6. Polciies to Strengthen Competition on Product Markets
Chapter 7. What Shapes the Implementation of Structural Reform?

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