OECD Economic Outlook

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The OECD Economic Outlook is the OECD’s twice-yearly analysis of the major economic trends and prospects for the next two years. Prepared by the OECD Economics Department, the Outlook puts forward a consistent set of projections for output, employment, government spending, prices and current balances based on a review of each member country and of the induced effect on each of them on international developments.

Coverage is provided for all OECD member countries as well as for selected non-member countries. Each issue includes a general assessment, chapters summarizing developments and providing projections for each individual country, three to five chapters on topics of current interest such as housing, and an extensive statistical annex with a wide variety of variables including general debt.
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18 Dec 1998
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The OECD Economic Outlook analyses the major trends in the OECD area that will mark the next two years. It provides in-depth coverage of the economic policy measures each Member country should adopt for the years to come. Recent measures and forthcoming developments in selected non-OECD countries in East Asia, Central and Eastern Europe, and South America are also evaluated in detail.

In addition to the themes featured in every semiannual edition, this issue also addresses these important questions: today’s downside risks for the world economy, the fundamental questions raised by the crisis in emerging markets,  macroeconomic policy challenges facing the euro area, the implications of recent stock market developments, and helping the long-term poor.

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Table of Contents

I. General assessment of the macroeconomic situation
The global situation and outlook for the OECD area
-Risks in a deteriorating global environment
-Policy requirements in OECD countries
-The role of financial liberalisation in the crisis in emerging markets
-Appendix: Quantifying the downside risks
II. Developments in individual OECD countries
III. Developments in selected non-member countries
Dynamic Asian Economies and China
-Russia and Central and Eastern Europe
-South America
IV. Challenges for monetary and fiscal policies in the euro area
V. Recent equity market developments and implications
VI. Low-income dynamics in four OECD countries
Statistical Annex
Country Classification
-Weighting Scheme for Aggregate Measures
-Annex Tables

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