La fragilité de l’économie mondiale exige de toute urgence un effort de coopération

Par Laurence Boone, Cheffe économiste de l’OCDE Il y a un an, l’OCDE avait alerté sur le fait que les incertitudes entourant les échanges mondiaux et l’action publique pouvaient être très préjudiciables à l’économie mondiale et contribuer à creuser un peu plus encore la fracture entre les citoyens. Un an plus tard, la dynamique économique … More La fragilité de l’économie mondiale exige de toute urgence un effort de coopération

A renewed strategy to boost growth and well-being in Mexico

by Sonia Araujo and Lisa Meehan, Mexico Desk, OECD Economics Department The Mexican economy has benefited from strong fundamentals. A strong macroeconomic policy framework has underpinned moderate growth, in the face of a number of shocks the economy has experienced in the recent past. Monetary policy has successfully tamed inflation and prudent fiscal policy has … More A renewed strategy to boost growth and well-being in Mexico

Boosting growth in France and making reforms beneficial to all

by Antoine Goujard and Pierre Guérin, France Desk, OECD Economics Department The French economy is slowing, but less than its neighbours. The French authorities have engaged a significant reform agenda that should be complemented with particular care for inequality issues. Income per capita growth has lagged the euro area average (Figure 1). The 2019 OECD … More Boosting growth in France and making reforms beneficial to all

Stimuler la croissance en France et s’assurer que les réformes profitent à tous

par Antoine Goujard et Pierre Guérin, Bureau de la France, Département Économique de l’OCDE L’économie française ralentit, mais moins que ses voisins. La France a lancé un programme de réformes significatif, auquel elle doit associer un soin particulier aux inégalités. En effet, le revenu par habitant a progressé moins vite que dans la moyenne de … More Stimuler la croissance en France et s’assurer que les réformes profitent à tous

Nine questions and answers on the 2019 Economic Survey of Italy

By Laurence Boone, Mauro Pisu and Tim Bulman, OECD Economics Department disponibilie anche in Italiano 1. Italy has been implementing the OECD’s recommendations for years, yet the economy has been weak. Should not Italy change approach? Italy has implemented some of the recommendations of past OECD Surveys and these have been bearing fruit. For example: … More Nine questions and answers on the 2019 Economic Survey of Italy

Sweden’s schools: lessons from history to build a better future

by Jon Pareliussen, Sweden Desk, OECD Economics Department Swedish schools entered the 1990s from a position of strength, as one of the top performers in early international school surveys, including the OECD Programme for International Student Assessment (PISA). School governance was centralised, and implemented locally by regional education boards. A suite of sweeping reforms in … More Sweden’s schools: lessons from history to build a better future

Argentina: Laying the foundations for strong and inclusive growth

by Jens Arnold and Robert Grundke, Argentina Desk, OECD Economics Department Over many decades, Argentina’s economy has been held back by weak policy settings and productivity growth has stalled amidst high volatility and recurrent crises. This explains why incomes have fallen behind those in Latin American and other countries over time (Figure 1). Following years of … More Argentina: Laying the foundations for strong and inclusive growth

Alan Krueger, a friend and a source of inspiration for the OECD

by Laurence Boone, OECD Chief Economist, Giuseppe Nicoletti, Head of Division and Cyrille Schwellnus, Senior Economist, OECD Economics Department A great economist, Alan Krueger, left us and the OECD Economics Department has lost a friend and a source of inspiration. Alan, a Princeton economist and former Chairman of the US Council of Economic Advisors, strongly … More Alan Krueger, a friend and a source of inspiration for the OECD

Global growth is weakening: coordinating on fiscal and structural policies can revive euro area growth

by Laurence Boone, OECD Chief Economist The global expansion is continuing to lose steam, and faster than anticipated a few months ago. Growth in Europe has been particularly disappointing, as trade growth both within the EU and with external partners has stalled. Business and consumer confidence has plummeted in advanced economies as trade tensions persist, … More Global growth is weakening: coordinating on fiscal and structural policies can revive euro area growth

The social exclusion of Roma in the Slovak Republic calls for immediate policy action

by Gabriel Machlica, Slovak Republic Desk, OECD Economics Department The Slovak Republic has one of the continent’s largest Roma populations. Estimates differ, but it is assumed that they account for about 8% of the population The Roma communities vary based upon geographic location and the level of integration. Nevertheless, the average level of ethnic segregation … More The social exclusion of Roma in the Slovak Republic calls for immediate policy action