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OECD Global Economic Outlook 2017

The OECD has just published the “Global Economic Outlook 2017.” According to the report, the global economy is expected to pick up moderately but greater efforts are needed to ensure that the benefits from growth and globalisation are more widely shared. Stronger business and consumer confidence, rising industrial production and recovering employment and trade flows …
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OECD Economic Survey of Spain 2017

The OECD has just published the “Economic Survey of Spain 2017”. According to the report, the Spanish economy is enjoying a robust recovery from a deep recession, with structural reforms contributing to high growth rates and a gradual decline in unemployment. However, further measures to promote innovative business investment and improve skills are needed to …
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OECD Global Economic Outlook 2016

The OECD has just published the “Global Economic Outlook 2016.”According to the report, the global economy is stuck in a low-growth trap that will require more coordinated and comprehensive use of fiscal, monetary and structural policies to move to a higher growth path and ensure that promises are kept to both young and old. Weak …
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African Economic Outlook 2016

The African Development Bank jointly with the OECD Development Centre and the United Nations Development Programme has published the “African Economic Outlook 2016: Sustainable Cities and Structural Transformation.” The report presents the continent’s current state of affairs and forecasts its situation for the coming two years. The 2016 report examines Africa’s performance in crucial areas: …
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Going for Growth 2015

The OECD has just published the “Going for Growth 2015” report. According to the study determined and systemic action to implement a comprehensive reform agenda across a wide range of policy areas offers governments the best chance to boost weak demand, restore healthy economic growth, create jobs and ensure that the gains are broadly shared …
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Transforming Economies

ILO-UNCTAD has just published the book “Transforming Economies: Making industrial policy work for growth, jobs and development”. The study provides a deeper understanding of the process of structural and technological change, and distills lessons and principles for the design of policies that effectively create sustained and inclusive growth and quality jobs. This was based partly …
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The shifts and the shocks : what we’ve learned — and have still to learn — from the financial crisis by Martin Wolf.

Overview: From the chief economic commentator for the Financial Times, a brilliant tour d’horizon of the new global economy and its trajectory There have been many books that have sought to explain the causes and courses of the financial and economic crisis which began in 2007–8. The Shifts and the Shocks is not another detailed …
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OECD Economic Survey of Brazil

The OECD has just published the latest Economic Survey of Brazil. According to the study Brazil has moved up the ranks of the world’s largest economies while making economic growth ever more inclusive. Renewed economic dynamism will allow it to continue converging with more advanced economies and ensuring that disadvantaged groups share in the benefits …
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OECD Economic Survey of Ireland

The OECD has just published the latest Economic Survey of Ireland. According to the study Ireland’s economy is now showing encouraging signs of recovery from the financial crisis, but more must be done to reinvigorate growth and create the jobs that will get the country back to full health. While the unemployment rate recently began …
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After the music stopped: the financial crisis, the response, and the work ahead by Alan S. Blinder.(New York : Penguin Press, 2013)

Overview “Blinder is a master storyteller . . . one of the best books yet about the financial crisis.” —The Wall Street Journal Alan S. Blinder—esteemed Princeton professor, Wall Street Journal columnist, and former vice chairman of the Federal Reserve Board under Alan Greenspan—is one of our wisest and most clear-eyed economic thinkers. In After …
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