OECD Economic Surveys: Portugal

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OECD’s periodic surveys of the Portuguese 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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10 Apr 2001
9789264192959 (PDF) ;9789264190214(print)

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This 2001 edition of OECD's periodic economic review of Portugal examines recent economic developments, policies and prospects and  includes special features on the tax system and on structural reform.

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Table of Contents

I. Economic Expansion: Trends and Prospects
-Economic Activity Remained Buoyant in 2000
-Growth Was Rich in Jobs and the Unemployment Rate Fell to a Historic Low
-The Revival of Underlying Inflation Has Been Significant
-The External Position Has Worsened
-Forces at Work and Short-Term Outlook
II. Issues in Fiscal Policy
-Budgetary Developments in 1999-2001
-Medium-Term Budgetary Strategy
-Sources of Spending Pressures in the Medium Term
III. Reforming the Tax System
-Forces Shaping the System
-Main Features of the System
-Economic and Administrative Issues
-Assessment and Agenda for Reform
IV. Structural Reform for Sustaining High Growth
-Portugal's Longer-Term Performance
-Human Capital and Labour-Market Policies
-Improving the Infrastructure and the Climate for Entrepreneurship
-Increasing Product-Market Competition
-Enhancing the Efficiency of the Financial Sector
-Summing Up
Annex I. Background Information to Chapter I
Annex II. Main Features of the Portuguese Tax System 2000
Annex III. Tax Incentives for Corporate Income Tax Purposes
Annex IV. Calendar of Economic Events

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