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OECD Economic Outlook, Volume 2008 Issue 2
OECD Publishing , Publication date:  25 Nov 2008
Pages: 314 , Language: English
Version: E-book (PDF Format)
ISBN: 9789264056985 , OECD Code: 122008031E1
Price:   €62 | $86 | £55 | ¥8000 | MXN1110
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Superseded by: OECD Economic Outlook, Volume 2013 Issue 2 - (Available)
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Tables: 155  Charts: 80  Electronic format: Acrobat PDF

This December 2008 edition of the OECD Economic Outlook presents OECD's first set of economic analysis and projections since the financial crisis began. As always, it includes and overall assessment as well as individual country assessments for OECD and major non-OECD economies, and an extensive statistical annex.  This edition's special feature covers responses to inflation shocks.

Table of contents:

Editorial: Managing the Global Financial Crisis and Economic Downturn
Chapter 1. General Assessment of the Economic Situation

-Activity is declining
-Labour markets have also weakened
-Forces shaping the outlook and related risks
-Growth prospects
-Macroeconomic policy requirements
-Appendix 1.A1. A chronology of policy responses to the financial market crisis
-Appendix 1.A2. A stylised model for oil prices
Chapter 2. Developments in Individual OECD Countries
-United States
-Euro Area
-United Kingdom
-Czech Republic
-New Zealand
-Slovak Republic
Chapter 3. Developments in Selected Non-OECD Countries
-Russian Federation
-South Africa
Chapter 4. Responses to Inflation Shocks: Do G7 Countries Behave Differently?
Statistical Annex
-Table 1. Real GDP
-Table 2. Nominal GDP
-Table 3. Real Private Consumption Expenditure
-Table 4. Real Public Consumption Expenditure
-Table 5. Real Total Domestic Demand
-Table 6. Real Gross Private Non-Residential Fixed Capital Formation
-Table 7. Real Gross Residential Fixed Capital Formation
-Table 8. Real Total Domestic Demand
-Table 9. Foreign Balance Contributions to Changes in GDP
-Table 10. Output Gaps
-Table 11. Compensation per Employee in the Private Sector
-Table 12. Labour Productivity for the Total Economy
-Table 13. Unemployment Rates: Commonly Used Definitions
-Table 14. Standardised Employment Rates
-Table 15. Labour Force, Employment and Unemployment
-Table 16. GDP Deflators
-Table 17. Private Consumption Deflators
-Table 18. Consumer Price Indices
-Table 19. Oil and Other Primary Commodity Markets
-Table 20. Employment Rates, Participation Rates, and Labour Force
-Table 21. Potential GDP, Employment and Capital Stock
-Table 22. Structural Employment and Unit Labour Costs
-Table 23. Household Savings Rates
-Table 24. Gross National Saving
-Table 25. General Government Total Outlays
-Table 26. General Government Total Tax and Non-Tax Receipts
-Table 27. General Government Financial Balances
-Table 28. General Government Cyclically-Adjusted Balances
-Table 29. General Government Underlying Balances
-Table 30. General Government Underlying Primary Balances
-Table 31. General Government Net Debt Interest Payments
-Table 32. General Government Gross Financial Liabilities
-Table 33. General Government Net Financial Liabilities
-Table 34. Short-Term Interest Rates
-Table 35. Long-Term Interest Rates
-Table 36. Nominal Exchange Rates
-Table 37. Effective Exchange Rates
-Table 38. Export Volumes of Goods and Services
-Table 39. Import Volumes of Goods and Services
-Table 40. Export Prices of Goods and Services
-Table 41. Import Prices of Goods and Services
-Table 42. Competitive Positions: Relative Consumer Prices
-Table 43. Competitive Positions: Relative Unit Labour Costs
-Table 44. Export Performance for Total Goods and Services
-Table 45. Shares in World Exports and Imports
-Table 46. Geographical Structure of World Trade Growth
-Table 47. Trade Balances for Goods and Services
-Table 48. Investment Income, net
-Table 49. Total Transfers, net
-Table 50. Current Account Balances
-Table 51. Current Account Balances as a % of GDP
-Table 52. Structure of Current Account Balances of Major World Regions
-Table 53. Export Market Growth in Goods and Services
-Table 54. Import Penetration
-Table 55. Quarterly Demand and Output Projections
-Table 56. Quarterly Price, Cost, and Unemployment Projections
-Table 57. Contributions to Changes in Real GDP in OECD Countries
-Table 58. Household Wealth and Indebtedness
-Table 59. House Prices
-Table 60. House Prices Ratios
-Table 61. Central Government Financial Balances
-Table 62. Maastricht Definition of General Government Gross Public Debt
-Table 63. Monetary and Credit Aggregates: Recent Trends

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