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 2000
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Twice a year, the OECD Economic Outlook analyses the major trends that will mark the next two years. It provides in-depth coverage of the economic policy measures required to foster high and sustainable growth in each Member country. Recent measures and forthcoming developments in major non-OECD economies in East Asia, Central and Eastern Europe (particularly Russia), and South America are also evaluated in detail.  

In addition to the themes featured in every semi-annual edition, this issue also addresses these important questions: - How new is the "new economy"? Why do some countries grow faster than others? - What has been happening recently to structural unemployment in OECD countries? - How do changes in house prices affect economic activity? - What are the economic effects of immigration?

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Table of Contents

I. General assessment of the macroeconomic situation
-The global situation and outlook
-Will high oil prices derail the global expansion?
-Fiscal issues in the short and medium term
-Policy requirements in OECD countries
II. Developments in individual OECD countries
-United States
-United Kingdom
-Czech Republic
-New Zealand
-Slovak Republic
III. Developments in selected non-member economies
-Dynamic Asia and China
-The Russian Federation
-South America
IV. Links between policy and growth: cross-country evidence
-Summary and conclusions
-Basic determinants of growth
-Policy and institutional influences on growth
-Determinants of growth in OECD countries over the past decades and the "New Economy" 
V. Revised OECD measures of structural unemployment
-Conceptual framework Revised OECD estimates of the NAIRU
-Monetary policy and inflation
-Appendix: Estimation and adjustment of the NAIRU
VI. House prices and economic activity
-House price movements and economic activity
-Deregulation in the mortgage market
-Housing wealth and private consumption
-House prices and residential investment
-Policy implications
VII. Trends in immigration and economic consequences
-Introduction and summary
-Trends in international migration
-The principal factors driving immigration
-Consequences of immigration and policy issues
Statistical Annex
-Country classification
-Weighting scheme for aggregate measures
-National account reporting systems and base-years
-Annex Tables

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