Category Archives: Economics & Statistics

The Long View: Scenarios for the World Economy to 2060

This OECD WorKing Paper by Yvan Guillemette and David Turner presents long-run economic projections for 46 countries, extending the short-run projections of the Spring 2018 OECD Economic Outlook. It first sets out a baseline scenario under the assumption that countries do not carry out institutional and policy reforms. This scenario is then used as a …
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Top 100 Most Valuable Global Brands 2018

Eight out of the Top 10 are technology or tech-related brands. This category continues to dominate the rankings with Google and Apple retaining the number 1 and 2 spots, growing +23% to $302.1 billion and +28% to $300.6 billion respectively. Amazon moved into the no.3 position ahead of Microsoft, growing +49% to $207.6 billion, while Tencent rose to no.5 ahead of Facebook(no.6) growing +65% …
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OECD-UNCTAD 19th Report on G20 Investment Measures

Investment measures taken by G20 Members between mid-October 2017 and mid-May 2018 show a mixed picture, according to the 19th OECD-UNCTAD report. While some point towards greater openness for foreign investment and the easing of conditions for international capital flows, especially where enterprise investment is concerned, others introduce new investment restrictions. Investment policies related to …
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Reshaping Urban Mobility with Autonomous Vehicles: Lessons from the City of Boston

Autonomous vehicles will radically transform how people and goods are transported around cities. What steps do government leaders need to take to ensure the future of mobility remains safe, clean and accessible for all people? The report “Reshaping Urban Mobility with Autonomous Vehicles: Lessons from the City of Boston“, co-published by the World Economic Forum …
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International Migration Outlook 2018

The OECD has recently published the “2018 International Migration Outlook.” The report analyses recent developments in migration movements and policies in OECD countries and some non member countries, and looks at the evolution of the labour market outcomes of immigrants in OECD countries, with a focus on the migrants’ job quality and on the sections …
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Moving for Prosperity: Global Migration and Labor Markets

The World Bank has recently published the report “Moving for Prosperity: Global Migration and Labor Markets”. Global labor mobility can be a potent tool in the fight to end poverty, but better labor market policies in destination countries can ensure everyone shares the benefits of migration. The rich have many assets; the poor have only …
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A Broken Social Elevator? How to Promote Social Mobility

The report “A Broken Social Elevator? How to Promote Social Mobility” provides new evidence on social mobility in the context of increased inequalities of income and opportunities in OECD and selected emerging economies. It covers the aspects of both social mobility between parents and children and of personal income mobility over the life course, and …
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Living and working in Europe 2017

Living and working in Europe, Eurofound’s 2017 yearbook, provides a snapshot of the latest developments in the work and lives of Europeans as recounted in the Agency’s research activities over the course of 2017. As economies recover, Eurofound reported on the positive trends in employment, with rising numbers in work and a continued expansion of …
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Shaping the Future of Construction: Future Scenarios and Implications for the Industry

The World Economic Forum has recently published the “Future Scenarios and Implications for the Industry” report, in collaboration with The Boston Consulting Group. The report is part of the World Economic Forum Initiative on Shaping the Future of Construction. Incremental change is not an option any more in the construction industry. By redefining the ultimate …
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Global Economic Prospects, June 2018: The Turning of the Tide?

The World Bank has just published the report “Global Economic Prospects, June 2018: The Turning of the Tide?”. Global growth has eased but remains robust, although with downside risks. The possibility of financial market stress, escalating trade protectionism and heightened geopolitical tensions continue to cloud the outlook. Financial market stress could arise as a result …
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