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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20 Dec 2001
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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: levels of investment and saving needed to sustain growth,  product market liberalisation and employment,  the likely effects of liberalisation on employment security and earnings inequality,  labour market reform repercussions on growth and innovation strategies of firms, incentives for young people and older adults to invest in post-compulsory education, the impact of agricultural support policies on trade and environment.

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Table of Contents

I. General assessment of the macroeconomic situation
-Overview of the current situation and prospects
-Policy requirements
-Economic openness and structural reforms
-Appendix: Shocks to the world economy: a toolbox approach
II. Developments in individual OECD countries
-United States
-United Kingdom
-Czech Republic
-New Zealand
-Slovak Republic
III. Developments in selected non-member economies
-The Russian Federation
IV. Saving and investment: determinants and policy implications
-Factors driving developments in investment and saving
-Sustainability and policy considerations
V. Investment in human capital through post-compulsory education and training
-Introduction and summary
-The benefits of post-secondary education for individuals
-Adult education: incentives for post-compulsory education and training
-Equity in post-compulsory education
VI. The cross-market effects of product and labour market policies
-Introduction and summary
-Product market regulation and labour market performance
-Labour market policies and product market outcomes
VII. Agricultural policy reform: the need for further progress
-Progress in policy reform
-The cost and effectiveness of agricultural policies
-Side-effects of agricultural policies
-Concluding remarks
List of special chapters in recent issues of OECD Economic Outlook vi - OECD Economic Outlook 70
Statistical Annex
-Country classification
-Weighting scheme for aggregate measures
-National accounts reporting systems and base-years
-Annex Tables

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