15 juin 2016

Digital innovation – what does it really mean?

By Paul Chaffey. Some weeks ago the last video rental store in Oslo closed down. In 1990 there were 3500 such stores in Norway. Today there are only a few left. How could that happen. More...

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How’s Your Life and What Matters Most to You? Going Beyond GDP

By Julia Stockdale-Otarola. How do you judge your quality of life? What factors matter most to you?
Countries have long focused on GDP as the best proxy to measure well-being. However, governments are increasingly interested in subjective indicators for a more holistic understanding citizen well-being. More...

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OECD Economic Outlook 2016 sees global economy stuck in low-growth trap unless policymakers act now to keep promises

By admin. Continuing the cycle of forecast optimism followed by disappointment, global growth has been marked down, by some 0.3 per cent, for 2016 and 2017 in the 2016 OECD Economic Outlook since the November 2015 OECD Interim Economic Outlook and the global economy is set to grow by only 3.3 per cent in 2017. More...

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Game Changing Trade Regulations in US Shake Up Corporate Supply Chain Responsibility

By Roel Nieuwenkamp. In July 2015, The New York Times published an article about forced labor on Thai fishing boats. In the article they follow the story of Lang Long, a man who was shackled by the neck, working for 3 years as a slave at sea. More...

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Productive Economies for Inclusive Societies: #OECD Forum 2016

By Anthony Gooch. This time last year, the OECD Forum took place on the eve of an unprecedented series of UN and G20 international summits with the potential to shape global governance for decades to come. More...

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Asia growth pessimism is not warranted

By Juzhong Zhuang and Ganeshan Wignaraja. A gloomy outlook is enveloping the world’s economies. There are concerns too that countries are failing to sufficiently focus on long term policy responses to reverse the decline in global growth. Some argue that the global growth slowdown may be permanent, highlighting the danger of a period of chronically low growth, or what economists term “secular stagnation”. More...

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The size of the reversal of the supercycle is bigger than you think: And too big to be dealt with by monetary policy in advanced

By Adrian Blundell-Wignall. The real economy will always seem to be disconnected from the financial economy during periods when the need for structural change is so overwhelming that it can hardly be otherwise. We have had the easiest monetary policy of any historical era outside of hyperinflations, and productivity fails to grow, economic activity is weak (particularly in Europe and China) and there is no sign of inflation. More...

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OECD Compendium of Productivity Indicators 2016: How far that little candle throws his beams

By OECD Statistics Directorate. This year’s OECD Productivity Compendium includes a special chapter that casts a spotlight on some of the potential villains stalking the stage, together with insights from the OECD Productivity Database, and frames the discussion under the umbrella of the Productivity Paradox: a reference to the fact that productivity has slowed during a period of significant technological change, increasing participation of firms and countries in global value chains and rising education levels in the labour force. More...

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What do we know about how social protection systems can respond to needs during a crisis?

By Gabrielle Smith. In his report to the UN World Humanitarian Summit taking place this week in Istanbul, UN Secretary-general Ban Ki-moon writes that during crises: “social protection mechanisms and infrastructure may be unavailable or overwhelmed by the volume of demand. More...

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Transferring transfer prices

By Melinda Brown and Ian Cremer. International trade is one of the pillars of globalisation and one of the jobs of customs officers is to help trade contribute to socio-economic development by making sure that goods flow efficiently across borders. Ensuring that customs duties are collected in a fair, effective, and efficient manner is a major part of this task. More...

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