OECD Economic Surveys: United States

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OECD’s periodic surveys of the United States 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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11 May 2000
9789264177024 (PDF) ;9789264175020(print)

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This 2000 edition of OECD's periodic survey of the US economy includes features on increasing efficiency and reducing complexity in the tax system and structural policy developments.

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Table of Contents

Assessment and Recommendations
I. Recent Trends and Prospects
-Demand and production slowed sharply
-Near-term outlook and risks
II. Macroeconomic Policy
-Monetary policy
-Fiscal policy
III. Increasing Efficiency and Reducing Complexity in the Tax System
-An aggregate burden under control
-Improving the taxation of personal income
-Capital income taxation: a major area for reform
-Entrepreneurship: the gains from lower taxation
-Taxation of consumption
-Compliance and regulation
-Assessment of past changes and recommendations for action
IV. Structural Policy Developments
-Energy markets: a shock aggravated by policy
-Air transport: a lack of infrastructure and still too much bureaucracy
-Telecommunications: still seeking to boost competition
-Financial markets: cleaning up some loose ends
-Education policy: focusing on enchancing accountability and performance
-Disturbing trends in the agricultural sector
-Seeking to start a new trade round and mounting trade policy tensions
Annex I. Main Features of the Tax System 
Annex II. Calendar of Main Economic Events

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