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2007 OECD Economic Surveys: Spain 2007

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This edition of OECD's periodic survey of Spain's economy examines the key policy challenges Spain will be facing.  In particular, it examines the chellenges of returning to more sustainable growth, of managing fiscal policy, of strengthening innovation and of improving the functioning of goods and services markets.

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Assessment and recommendations

Spain’s macroeconomic performance has remained remarkable: the country has experienced a 13th consecutive year of strong growth. This economic vitality has had the effect of narrowing the gap in per capita GDP with the euro area average from 20% to under 12% over the past decade and has also contributed to improved fiscal outturns. It has continued to be underpinned by buoyant domestic demand and spectacular employment growth based on substantial immigration, increased female labour force participation and a marked drop in unemployment.

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