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 156th isse of the OECD Observer features articles on global warming, economic forecasting, biotechnology, the latest OECD Economic Outlook, structural adjustment for debt distress in developing countries, taxing consumption and nuclear reactor lifespan.

Table of Contents

-The warming of the earth by Gérard Dorin 4
-Cultivating the environment by Ferenc Juhasz and David Juckes 8
-The uncertain art of forecasting by Nicholas Vanston 12
-The biotechnological revolution by Salomon Wald 16
OECD Economic Outlook 17
-Structural adjustment for debt distress by Helmut Fuhrer 21
-Taxing consumption by Kenneth Messere and John Norregaard 24
-What lifespan for nuclear reactors? by Geoffrey H. Stevens 28
New OECD publications 32

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