Economic Policy Reforms 2008

Going for Growth

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Across the OECD, governments are seeking to undertake structural reforms to strengthen economic growth. Going for Growth 2008 takes stock of recent progress in implementing policy reforms to improve labour productivity and utilisation that were identified as priorities in the 2007 edition. The set of internationally comparable indicators provided here enables countries to assess their economic performance and structural policies in a broad range of areas. In addition, this issue contains five analytical chapters covering:

the variation in working hours across OECD countries, the scope to improve performance of primary and secondary schools in OECD countries, how policies can enhance investment in higher education, how geographical factors affect GDP per capita, and the impact of domestic regulation on international trade in services.

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Responding to the Going for Growth 2007

Policy Priorities - An Overview of Progress

This chapter provides an overview of the progress achieved by OECD countries over the past year in taking measures consistent with the policy priorities identified in the 2007 edition. Some action has been taken in almost two-thirds of the policy priorities previously identified. Important steps were taken to reform competitionrestraining regulations in product markets, education and labour taxation in most countries where these were seen as priorities. However, less progress has been made in responding to priorities for specific labour market policies.

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