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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27 Nov 2001
9789264195998 (PDF) ;9789264196803(print)

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This 2001 edition of OECD's periodic survey of the US economy examines recent economic developments, policies and prospects and  includes a special feature on increasing efficiency and reducing complexity in the tax system.

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Table of Contents

Assessment and Recommendations
I. Recent Trends and Prospects
-Demand and production slowed sharply in late 2000 and then began to fall last summer
-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

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