OECD Economic Surveys: Korea

Frequency :
Every 18 months
1999-0707 (online)
1995-364X (print)
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OECD’s periodic surveys of the Korean 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.

Also available in: French
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13 Oct 2000
Pages :
9789264177390 (PDF) ; 9789264175396 (print)

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This 2000 edition of OECD"s periodic review of Korea's economy examines recent economic developments, policies and prospects and includes special features on the tax systems and building a more market-oriented economy.

Also available in: French
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Table of Contents

Assessment and Recommendations
I. The Recovery from the Crisis
-The Rebound in Domestic Demand
-Is the Economy Likely to Overheat?
-The Shrinking Current Accounts Surplus
-Economic Prospects
II. Monetary and Fiscal Policies
-Monetary and Exchange Rate Policies
-Fiscal Policy
-Developing a Social Safety Net
III. The Tax System: More Fairness and Less Complexity Required
-Forces Shaping Tax Policy
-Positive Features of the Tax System
-Major Weaknesses of the Tax System
-Improving Equity, Efficiency, and Simplicity
IV. Building a Market-Oriented Economy
-Policies towards the Corporate Sector
-Policies to Boost Competition
-Flexible Labour Markets
-The New Framework for Agricultural Policy
Annex I. The Tax System as of 1 Jan 2000
Annex II. The Special Tax Treatment Control Law
Annex III. Developing a Knowledge-Based Economy
Annex IV. Progress in Restructuring the Financial Sector
Annex V. The Daewoo Crisis, Investment Trusts, and the Bond Market Stabilisation Fund
Annex VI. Calendar of Main Economic Events