Better Policies

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2308-1392 (online)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1787/23081392
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Drawing on the OECD’s expertise in comparing country experiences and identifying best practices, the Better Policies series tailors the OECD’s policy advice to the specific and timely priorities of member and partner countries, focusing on how governments can make reform happen.

 
Euro Area: Economic Challenges and Policy Recommendations

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OECD
14 Feb 2014
Pages:
36
ISBN:
9789264214279 (PDF)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1787/9789264214279-en

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This book provides an overview of the key challenges currently faced in the Euro Area and OECD's main policy recommendations to address them. Drawing on the OECD’s expertise in comparing country experiences and identifying best practices, the book tailors the OECD’s policy advice to the specific and timely priorities of the Euro Area, focusing on how its government can make reform happen.

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Table of Contents

Foreword  2
1. Introduction 3
2. Macroeconomic Challenges: Financial and Fiscal Repairs 5
-Macroeconomic conditions are improving but fragilities remain 5
-Financial sector reform is not yet complete 8
-Going forward: key priorities for further reform 13
-Completing fiscal adjustment while improving its quality 15
3. Boosting Growth and Job-Creation through Structural Reform 18
-Employment and productivity performance in Europe is highly uneven 18
-Structural reform to boost output and employment 21
-The crisis has accelerated reform in the most vulnerable countries  21
-There is much scope for further reform in all countries 24
-Fostering innovative and dynamic firms 27
-Enhancing skills  29
-Reducing barriers to product, capital and labour mobility in the EU 31
Bibliography 34

 
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