When size matters: scaling up delivery of Czech local services  

By Christine Lewis, Economist, Country Studies, OECD Economics Department A key argument for small local governments is that they can better deliver the services that their residents want and need. A key question is: what size is too small?  When is the average cost of services too high, the range of choice too narrow or … More When size matters: scaling up delivery of Czech local services  

Leveraging R&D and innovation policies to foster productivity in Czech Republic

By Falilou Fall, Head of the Czech Republic Desk, Country Studies Branch, OECD Economics Department Productivity catch-up along with deeper integration into the global economy played a central role in the convergence of the Czech incomes toward OECD countries before the 2008 financial crisis. However, since then the convergence process has stalled. Labour productivity trends … More Leveraging R&D and innovation policies to foster productivity in Czech Republic