OECD Economic Surveys: Germany

Frequency :
Every 18 months
1999-0251 (online)
1995-3194 (print)
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OECD’s periodic surveys of the German 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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17 Sep 1998
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9789264151444 (PDF) ; 9789264159938 (print)

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This 1998 edition of OECD's periodic review of Germany's economy examines recent economic developments, policies and prospects. It also includes special features on reforming the federal fiscal system and on policies to promote growth and employment.

Also available in: French
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Table of Contents

Assessment and recommendations
I. Establishing the basis for longer-run growth

-Improving macroeconomic fundamentals
-The impact of structural adjustment
-Medium-term perspectives
II. Monetary and fiscal policies
-Monetary Policy
-Fiscal Policy
III. Towards more efficient government: reforming federal fiscal relations
-Inter-governmental relations: consensus and coordination
-The fiscal equalisation system
-Implementing the Stability and Growth Pact: the need for a domestic equivalent
-Matching expenditures and revenues: the case for greater state autonomy
-Summing up
IV. Implementing structural reform: a review of progress
-Dimensions of the employment and unemployment problem
-Progress in labour market reform
-Improving skills, entrepreneurial dynamism, and competition
-Overview of progress in structural reform
Annex I: Simulating business sector employment and investment
Annex II. Productivity and structural unemployment
Annex III. Chronology of main economic events
Annex IV. Statistical annex and structural indicators