15 juin 2016

What is the scope for public investment to lift long-term growth ?

https://oecdecoscope.files.wordpress.com/2016/02/cropped-blog-clouds.jpgPosted . Long-term rates are low in OECD countries, particularly in Japan, France and Germany. This opens up fiscal space and can justify any public investment projects with a positive rate of return. At the same time, infrastructure needs are sizeable, especially as fiscal consolidation in recent years has pushed down public capital spending to very low levels in many countries. In such a situation, additional public investment is likely to benefit from high rates of return. More...

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Policymakers: Act now to break out of the low-growth trap and deliver on our promises

https://oecdecoscope.files.wordpress.com/2016/02/cropped-blog-clouds.jpgPosted . Policymaking is at an important juncture. Without comprehensive, coherent and collective action, disappointing and sluggish growth will persist, making it increasingly difficult to make good on promises to current and future generations. More...

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Structural reforms for more inclusive growth in Greece

https://oecdecoscope.files.wordpress.com/2016/02/cropped-blog-clouds.jpgPosted .The Greek economy is turning around lately, but it remains in a deep depression. GDP has fallen by more than a quarter between 2007 and 2015, unemployment remains extremely high at 25 percent and anchored poverty – which measures poverty relative to its pre-crisis income level – has nearly tripled between 2007 and 2014, reaching a third of the population. More...

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OECD Economic Outlook urges policy action to promote productivity and equality

https://oecdecoscope.files.wordpress.com/2016/02/cropped-blog-clouds.jpgPosted . The Special Chapter of the OECD Economic Outlook published today shows why the global economy remains in the doldrums. Since the mid-2000s, productivity growth has been markedly lower than at any other time since the 1950s. This matters as rising productivity lies at the heart of economic progress. More...

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Productivity, productivity, wherefore art thou? (Romeo and Juliet: Act 2, Scene 2)

https://oecdecoscope.files.wordpress.com/2016/02/cropped-blog-clouds.jpgPosted . Four hundred years after the death of Shakespeare there remain many misconceptions on what he wrote. Perhaps the most common concerns the adulterated quote above, which is actually a reference to why Romeo was a Montague rather than where Romeo was. In the same spirit of confusion, recent years have seen considerable debate about the causes of the productivity slowdown seen across OECD countries. More...

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Structural reforms in a difficult time

https://oecdecoscope.files.wordpress.com/2016/02/cropped-blog-clouds.jpgPosted . The pace of structural reforms is slowing just when the world economy needs decisive policy actions to strengthen fundamentals and restore healthy growth (the 2016 Going for Growth report). Policy makers may be concerned that introducing structural reforms in the current context involve trade-offs between the mid- to long-run gains in employment and productivity and short-run losses. More...

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Can we improve real-time estimates of the output gap for policy purposes?

https://oecdecoscope.files.wordpress.com/2016/02/cropped-blog-clouds.jpgPosted . The output gap ought to be a key input in short-term policy-making because it provides a summary measure of economic slack, so allowing policy-makers to anticipate inflationary pressures. It can also be used to estimate cyclically-adjusted measures of the fiscal balance, to provide a better assessment of fiscal sustainability. More...

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EC event on Smart Specialisation in Energy, 16 June, Brussels (Belgium)

The purpose of the conference is to showcase specific Smart Specialisation advances in the area of energy as well as to illustrate good examples of key thematic applications such as energy efficiency, heating and cooling, sustainable construction, renewables and advanced manufacturing. More...

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EUPRIO Conference 2016, 1-3 September, Antwerp (Belgium)

The conference will focus on how universities can encourage their staff and students to “live the brand”. The event will bring together experts from across the sector and beyond to explore all aspects of brand development in higher education and what communications teams can do to strengthen that brand and how they can best work with staff, students and other colleagues in professional services to maximise perceptions of their institutions. More...

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DAAD Conference on internationalisation and QA, 1 July, Berlin (Germany)

The conference will focus on the current state of internationalisation in the field of quality assurance (QA) and will provide a forum on challenges and obstacles in the practical implementation of QA procedures in higher education. More...

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