OECD Economic Surveys: Germany

Frequency :
Every 18 months
ISSN :
1999-0251 (online)
ISSN :
1995-3194 (print)
DOI :
10.1787/19990251
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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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OECD
Publication Date :
13 Dec 1999
Pages :
188
ISBN :
9789264167414 (PDF) ; 9789264169944 (print)
DOI :
10.1787/eco_surveys-deu-1999-en

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This 1999 edition of OECD's periodic review of Germany's economy includes special features on labour and product markets and environmentally sustainable growth.

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Assessment and recommendations
I. Slowdown and recovery: trends, prospects and monetary conditions
-Overview
-Faltering growth with renewed signs of recovery
-Employment recovered in 1998 but unemployment remains high
-Convergence has stalled, but restructuring is continuing in the new Länder
-Monetary conditions, inflation and competitiveness
-Short term prospects and risks
II. Issues in fiscal policy
-Overview of fiscal policy objectives
-Progress in fiscal consolidation
-Tax reform
-Pension reform
-Developments in the health sector
III. Structural policy: a review
-Tackling high structural unemployment: recent developments in labour-market reform
-Improving skills, entrepreneurial dynamism and competition
-Assessment and scope for further action
IV. Making growth more environmentally sustainable
-Introduction
-Environmental issues: concerns, objectives and performance
-The framework of policy formation
-Policies in force and directions for change
-Selected sectoral issues
-Assessment: realising the aim of sustainable growth
-Glossary to Chapter IV
-Bibliography to Chapter IV
Annexes
-I. The effectiveness of active labour market measures in eastern Germany
-II. Projections of emissions to 2005
-III. Chronology of main economic events