How do you improve the durability of a Celtic Tiger?

By Ben Westmore and Yosuke Jin, Ireland Desk, Economics Department The Irish economy is booming and is expected to continue expanding at healthy rates over the next few years. But as the 2018 OECD Economic Survey of Ireland highlights, the outlook is clouded with uncertainty. Brexit could have serious implications for the Irish economy given … More How do you improve the durability of a Celtic Tiger?

Towards a more prosperous and inclusive Brazil

By Jens Arnold and Alberto González Pandiella Over the past two decades, strong growth combined with remarkable social progress has made Brazil one of the world’s leading economies. However, Brazil remains a highly unequal country, recent corruption allegations have revealed significant challenges in economic governance and the situation of its fiscal accounts is challenging with … More Towards a more prosperous and inclusive Brazil

The Slovenian economy is bouncing back

by Rory O’Farrell, Slovenia Desk, OECD Economics Department Slovenia would do well if its economy performed as well as its ski-jumpers. In 2015, Slovenian Peter Prevc became the first ski-jumper in history to jump 250 metres. As impressive has been his ability to land successfully, being among the few jumpers to receive a perfect 20 … More The Slovenian economy is bouncing back

Latvia: time to reboot inclusive productivity growth

by Andrés Fuentes Hutfilter and Naomitsu Yashiro, Latvia Desk, OECD Economics Department Latvia’s economy is growing strongly. Driven by the recovery of exports and investment as well as strong private consumption, real GDP growth is expected to strengthen from 2% in 2016 to around 4% this year and next. Exporters have gained market shares. More disbursement … More Latvia: time to reboot inclusive productivity growth