by Boris Cournede, Senior Economist, Public Economics Division OECD Economics Department The Great Financial Crisis has prompted a lively debate, where the financial sector has been accused of not only triggering crises but also concentrating income in the hands of a few. The Occupy Wall Street movement in New York coined the slogan “we are … More Yes, finance fuels income inequality
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!
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