2005 OECD Economic Surveys: Greece 2005

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This 2005 edition of OECD's periodic survey of Greece's economy examines two key challenges: the need for sustained fiscal consolidation and closing the income gap with the European Union. After an examination of major economic trends, the Survey looks in more detail at the fiscal challenge and at raising productivity and labour force participation. This edition's special chapter looks at the economic impact of migration in Greece.

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Raising Productivity

This chapter looks at structural policies which would improve Greece’s long-term productivity performance and help speed economic and social convergence with European Union member countries. It focuses on a number of key areas which are particularly important for rapid productivity growth as they offer substantial scope for catching up with international best practice. These areas are: competition policy reform; fostering a knowledge-based economy; the liberalisation of product markets, in particular the energy, telecommunication and transport sectors; policies to foster entrepreneurship; and the implementation of a better corporate governance regime....

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