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 56th issue of the OECD Observer features articles on the latest comparable statistics of OECD countires, rebate cartels, group farms, car-free city centres, and Japan's plan for balanced regional growth.

Table of Contents

-Aggregated rebate cartels and how they restrict competition 3
-Benefits and drawbacks of car-free zones in city centres  6
-Agriculture in the developing countries and the policies of industrialised nations 10
-Science policy in Austria 14
-The OECD Member Countries (1970 comparable statistics) 19
-Innovation in higher education: Short-cycle courses 27
-Group Farming: A new experiment in co-operation between farmers 31
-Japan's regional policy: A Plan for Balanced Economic Growth 35
-Prospects of a better balance between milk and beef production 39
-At OECD: The Ways and Means Committee of the United States House of Representatives 41
-OECD new publications 42

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