OECD Economic Surveys: Korea

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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.

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29 Nov 2005
9789264014398 (PDF) ;9789264014381(print)

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This 2005 Economic Survey of Korea's economy examines key challenges in Korea's shift to a more market-oriented and open economy.  In particular, it covers public sector decentralisation, innovation and the education system, enhancing flexibility and participation in the labour market, and reforming the corporate and financial sectors.
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Table of Contents

Executive Summary
Assessment and Recommendations
Chapter 1. Key Challenges Facing Korea
-The Shift to a More Market-Oriented and Open Economy
-Key Challenges to Sustaining High Growth
-Annex. Taking Stock of Structural Reforms
Chapter 2. Economic Prospects and Macroeconomic Policies
-Economic Prospects
-Monetary and Exchange Rate Policy Considerations
-Coping with Fiscal Challenges
Chapter 3. Getting the Most out of Public Sector Decentralisation
-The Trend towards Fiscal Decentralisation
-Issues in the Allocation of Spending Responsibilities
-Issues in Local Government Funding
-Securing Fiscal Discipline in a Decentralised Setting
-The Link between Fiscal Decentralisation and Policies for Balanced Regional Development
Chapter 4. Sustaining High Growth through Innovation: Reforming the R&D and Education Systems
-Upgrading the R&D System in Korea
-The Impact of the Regulatory Framework on Innovation
-Security the Supply of Highly Qualified Human Capital
-Annex. Progress in Regulatory Reform in Korea
Chapter 5. The Labour Market: Enhancing Flexibility and Raising Participation
-Reversing the Trend toward Increased Labour Market Dualism
-Increasing the Labour Force Participation Rate
Chapter 6. Reform of the Corporate and Financial Sectors
-The Corporate Sector
-The Financial Sector
-Annex. The Government's Programme for Small, Self-Employed Businesses

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