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 159th issue of the OECD Observer features articles on advanced materials, information technology R&D, agricultural trade, patents and competition, the latest OECD Economic Outlook, the recent Ministerial Communique, capital movements, the US budget deficit, and spotlights on Spain and Portugal.

Table of Contents

-Advanced materials: The silent revolution by Patrick Dubarle 4
-R&D programmes for information technology by Georges Feme 10
-Agricultural trade between OECD and developing countries by Kevin P. Parris 14
-The patent paradox in competition policy by Bernard J. Phillips
Ministerial communiqué 20
OECD Economic outlook 21
Liberating capital movements by Robert Ley 22
-Eliminating the US budget deficit by Byron Ballis and Richard Herd 27
-Spotlight on Spain and Portugal 31
New OECD publications 36

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