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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OECD Observer No. 195 features articles on trade and investment, trade and the environment, trade and jobs, parental leave, cars and congestion, regulation, fisheries, Portugal, and the OECD Economic Outlook.

Table of Contents

Trade and Investment: the New Liberalisation by Jean-Claude Paye 4
Trade, Environment and Aid by Dirk von Felbert 6
-How Trade Affects Jobs by Nicholas Vanston 11
Social Affairs 
Parental Leave: What and Where? by Françoise Core and Vassiliki Koutsogeorgopoulou 15
The Move to VAT by Erik Jorgensen and Jeffrey Owens 21
Cars, Congestion, C02 and Choice by Laurie Michaelis 25
Opening-up Regulation by Scott Jacobs and Juhani Korhonen 29
Hitting the High Seas by William Emerson 33
Urban Affairs 
Women and Urban Planning by Lindsay McFarlane 37
Portugal: Developing Human Capital by Marco Mira d'Ercole 42
Indicators 45
The OECD Economic Outlook: Highlights  47
New OECD Publications 51

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