17 février 2016

A dash of data: Spotlight on German households

By OECD Statistics Directorate. Economic growth (GDP) always gets a lot of attention, but when it comes to determining how people are doing economically it’s interesting to look at other indicators that focus more on the actual material conditions of households. Let’s see how households in Germany are doing by looking at a few of these other indicators. More...

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Making Trade and Investment Work for People

By Ken Ash. Both the UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and the OECD New Approaches to Economic Challenges (NAEC) explicitly recognize that trade and investment are not goals in themselves, but are a means to an end. More...

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Let’s Get Realistic About a Multilateral Investment Agreement

By Shaun Donnelly. I found some very interesting questions and even a few answers in the recent “OECD Insights” blog post on international investment agreements by Professor Jan Wouters from the University of Leuven. More...

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Where do OECD countries stand in the “war against cancer”?

By Gaétan Lafortune. In his State of the Union address in 1971, President Richard Nixon declared a “war on cancer”. World Cancer Day provides a timely opportunity to reflect on how much progress has been achieved over the past 45 years in the United States and other OECD countries in winning this war. More...

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Learning from Firms in East Asian Production Networks

By Ganeshan Wignaraja. Slowing growth in the Peoples Republic of China (PRC) – the world’s second largest economy – is grabbing the headlines with some suggesting a third wave of the 2008 global financial crisis. More...

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Structural Policies and Distributional Consequences

By Christian Kastrop. In a majority of OECD countries, growth over the past three decades has been associated with growing disparities in household income. This suggests that some of the forces driving GDP have also fuelled inequalities. More...

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Skills for growth: human capital composition and economic performance

Organisation for Economic Co-operation and DevelopmentBy Fabio Manca. The role played by human capital and skills in fostering economic growth and technological progress has been the focus of a large strand of economic literature for decades. That said, at the beginning of the century, economists were still struggling to clearly pin down the contribution of human capital on the economic growth of a large sample of countries More...

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What future for work in a digitised world?

Organisation for Economic Co-operation and DevelopmentBy Shruti Singh and Guillermo Montt. Many innovations over the past decades have substituted labour and changed how we work. Much of the tasks we perform today are mediated by computers or machines. Connectivity is a requirement as different jobs and tasks can and in fact are carried out over distances and borders. Many factories are almost completely automated because industrial robots are now cheap and easy to customise. More...

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Youth unemployment in Tunisia: The need to invest in and activate skills is greater than ever

Organisation for Economic Co-operation and DevelopmentBy Stijn Broecke. In recent weeks, Tunisia has hit the headlines again – unfortunately not for the right reasons. Protests sprung up all around the country and a nationwide curfew was imposed in events reminiscent of those leading up to the beginning of the “Arab Spring” just over five years ago. More...

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Back to the future of work

Organisation for Economic Co-operation and DevelopmentBy Glenda Quintini. On 15 January, the Directorate for Employment, Labour and Social Affairs hosted a meeting of employment and labour ministers of OECD countries and beyond. The meeting was preceded by a Forum on the Future of Work where academics, policy makers, business leaders and union heads engaged in a lively debate on what mega trends such as digitisation, changes in work organisation and globalisation mean for tomorrow’s world of work. More...

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