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OECD Economic Surveys: United States 2012
OECD Publishing , Publication date:  13 Jul 2012
Pages: 120 , Language: English
Version: Print (Paperback) + PDF
ISBN: 9789264127951 , OECD Code: 102012131P1
Price:   €61 | $86 | £54 | ¥7200 | MXN1080 , Standard shipping included!
Availability: Available (Print on Demand)
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Other languages:  French (Available)
Superseded by: OECD Economic Surveys: United States 2014 - (Available)
Other Versions:  E-book - PDF Format
Subscription:  OECD Economic Surveys (Available)

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OECD's 2012 survey of the US economy examines recent economic developments, policies and prospects and takes a more detailed look at labour market policies and strengthening innovation.

Table of contents:

Executive summary
Key recommendations
-Macroeconomic policies to promote a sustainable recovery
-Policies to promote job creation and earnings growth
-Reducing income inequality and combating poverty
-Fostering innovation
Assessment and recommendations
-Macroeconomic and financial policies
-Labour market policies
-Income inequality
-Innovation policy
-Annex A1. Progress in structural reform
Chapter 1. Labour market policies
-US unemployment is largely cyclical
-Recent policy initiatives
-Long-term challenges
Chapter 2. Strengthening innovation
-Innovation performance is high but showing signs of faltering
-Strengthening government support for R&D investments
-Taking patent reform further
-Government action to increase green innovation
-Measures to strengthen innovation in manufacturing
-Further investments in upgrading American workers’ skills
-Encouraging entrepreneurship and firm start-ups
-Establish a national innovation agency to enhance coherence, continuity and coordination in innovation policy development and implementation

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