Unsatisfactory global growth:  A call to policy action!

    by Catherine L. Mann OECD Chief Economist and Head of the Economics Department   Welcome to the OECD Economics Department’s new ECOSCOPE blog ! Our Interim Economic Outlook launched today shows a troubling picture—world growth stuck at 3% in 2016, and only 3.3% in 2017, with substantial volatility in financial markets raising new … More Unsatisfactory global growth:  A call to policy action!

More competition for better economic outcomes in France

By Antoine Goujard, Economist, Country Studies, OECD Economics Department Strengthening competition would have positive effects on French competitiveness, employment, equity and well-being. The OECD (2015a) estimated that five sets of measures in the “Macron Law” – the reform of regulated professions, the extension of Sunday and evening trading, the opening-up of passenger coach transport, the … More More competition for better economic outcomes in France