OECD Economic Surveys: Canada

Frequency :
Every 18 months
1999-0081 (online)
1995-302X (print)
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OECD’s periodic surveys of the Canadian economy. Each edition surveys the major challenges faced by the country, evaluates the short-term outlook, and makes specific policy recommendations. Special chapters take a more detailed look at specific challenges. Extensive statistical information is included in charts and graphs.

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01 Jan 1992
Pages :
9789264164611 (PDF) ; 9789264137486 (print)

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OECD's annual survey of the Canadian economy. Part I examines the reasons for the hesitant recovery and discusses short-term projections. Part II reviews the economic policy setting within the framework of the government's medium-term strategy; particular emphasis is put on the effects of the inflation-reduction targets. Part III addresses the specific structural topic of the survey, Canada's competitiveness - broadly defined as the country's ability to meet the test of international markets while maintaining or improving relative living standards - which has been in the center of public debate recently. Policy conclusions arising from the analysis presented are discussed in Part IV.

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Table of Contents

I. Recent developments and the short-term outlook 
-A hesitant recovery
-Widening output gap
-Rising unemployment and falling labour-force participation
-Pronounced disinflation
-Large external deficit
-Short-term prospects
II. Economic policy
-The overall strategy
-Fiscal-policy developments and the budget outlook
-Monetary policy
-Progress on structural policies
III. The competitiveness challenge
-Defining competitiveness
-Assessing competitiveness: the productivity performance
-Reasons for the productivity slowdown
-Improving long-term competitiveness
-Restoring cost competitiveness
IV. Conclusions
Notes and references
-I. Federal transfers to provinces
-II. Short-term interest rate behaviour and Consumer Price Index announcements
III. Chronology of economic events
Statistical annex and structural indicators