OECD Observer

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The OECD Observer, OECD's quarterly magazine presents concise, up-to-date and authoritative analysis of crucial world economic and social issues. Through the pages of the Observer OECD’s experts offer insights on the questions facing the Organisation’s member governments and provide an excellent opportunity for readers to stay ahead of policy debates.

Each edition of the Observer reports on a core theme of the OECD’s on-going work, and every article are bolstered by key tables and graphs. Each issue contains a regular databank of economic and social data and a subscription to the print edition of the OECD’s Observer also includes the annual OECD Yearbook as well as online access to all OECD Observer issues from its inception in 1962 onwards.

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This sixth issue of the OECD Observer includes articles on the OECD Development Centre, restrictive business practices, teaching management, the economics of education, transport policy, and OECD's links with other organisations.

Table of Contents

-The invitation to Japan to become a member of the OECD: Signature of a Memorandum of Understanding 3
-Economics of education by Professor Seymour E. Harris 4
-Jack Downie 8
-Can management be taught? The need for top quality executives 9
-The OECD Development Centre 12
A General transport policy for Europe:To improve efficiency and cut out  waste 14
-Restrictive business practices 16
-OECD links with other international organisations: An interlocking worldwide network 19
-The adaptation of agriculture to the rhythm of industrial life by E. Pisani, French Minister for Agriculture 27
-The fight against smog and water pollution: Cleaning-up the atmosphere and the rivers 32
-Ministers talk about science: A co-operative step forward 36
-Higher income from handicrafts: Arts from the past for progress in the present 38
-Recent OECD publications 42

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