OECD Economic Surveys: Netherlands

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1999-0367 (online)
1995-3305 (print)
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OECD’s periodic surveys of the Ducth 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 1993
9789264165205 (PDF) ;9789264138582(print)

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OECD's annual economic survey of the Dutch economy. Part I looks at recent trends and prospects for the Dutch economy. It also considers in some detail conditions in the labor market and their evolution over the last decade or so. Part II first discusses how monetary policy and monetary conditions have been affected by the recent period of exchange rate turbulence and then focuses on fiscal policy. Finally, it reviews structural policies and especially labor market policy in a longer-term perspective. Part III deals with competition. It stresses the singular features of the Dutch legal and institutional setting and tries to explain why an apparently low level of competition has not resulted in more evident, harmful effects. Part IV summarizes the main findings and presents policy conclusions.

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Table of Contents

I. Recent trends and prospects: a moderate cyclical downturn 
-Demand and output
-The labour market
-Costs and prices
-International competitiveness, foreign trade and the balance of payments
-Short-term prospects
II. Economic policies: costs and rewards of rigour
-Monetary policy
-Fiscal policy
-Wage moderation
-Labour-market policy
-Other structural policies
III. Competition and competition policy: the unusual Dutch case
-Competition policy and restrictions on competition
-Competition in public sector activities
-An assessment of the intensity of competition
IV. Conclusions
Notes and references
Annex: Calendar of Main Economic Events
Statistical annex

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