SPECIAL FEATURE Encouraging Environmentally Sustainable Growth
This 2001 edition of OECD's periodic review of Belgium's economy examines recent economic developments, policies and prospects and includes special features on progress in structural reform and encouraging environmentally sustainable growth.
Table of contents:
Assessment and Recommendations I. Recent Trends and Prospects -A broadly based expansion -...with improving labour market outcomes -...and relatively few inflationary tensions -A comparison of two cycles -Short-term prospects II. Macroeconomic Policies -Monetary conditions -Budgetary policy III. Progress in Structural Reform -Introduction -Overview of the economic programme of the new government -The labour market -Product markets -Financial markets -The health care sector -Assessment and scope for further action IV. Encouraging Environmentally Sustainable Growth -Institutions -Water: quality and supply -Air pollution -Congestion in Brussels -Environmental taxes - "ecotaxes" -Conclusions and recommendations Annex: Calendar of Main Economic Events Statistical Annex and Structural Indicators