Economic Policy Reforms 2011
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Economic Policy Reforms 2011

Going for Growth

The global recovery from the deepest recession since the Great Depression is under way, but it remains overly dependent on macroeconomic policy stimulus and has not yet managed to significantly reduce high and persistent unemployment in many countries. Going for Growth 2011 highlights the structural reforms needed to restore long-term growth in the wake of the crisis. For each OECD country and, for the first time, six key emerging economies (Brazil, China, India, Indonesia, Russia and South Africa), five reform priorities are identified that would be most effective in delivering sustained growth over the next decade. The analysis shows that many of these reforms could also assist much-needed fiscal consolidation and contribute to reducing global current account imbalances.

The internationally comparable indicators provided here enable countries to assess their economic performance and structural policies in a wide range of areas.

In addition, this issue contains three analytical chapters covering housing policies, the efficiency of health care systems and the links between structural policies and current account imbalances.

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Publication Date :
07 Apr 2011
DOI :
10.1787/growth-2011-en
 
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Author(s):
OECD
Pages :
98–99
DOI :
10.1787/growth-2011-18-en

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The income gap vis-à-vis the best performing countries, which had declined in recent years, is likely to increase again as a result of the major ongoing economic crisis. Structural reforms underway in the product and labour markets are vital to reducing the sizeable productivity shortfall and enhancing labour utilisation.
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