Frequency: Every 18 months
Electronic format: Acrobat PDF
This 2006 edition of OECD's periodic survey of Germany's economy finds economic activity still weak and uneven, and recommends reforms in a number of areas. Special chapters cover regaining fiscal credibility and improving public efficiency; improving the education system, gaining flexibility in the labour market, and opening up competition in services and network industries.
Table of contents:
Executive Summary Assessment and Recommendations Chapter 1. Macroeconomic Developments and Policy Challenges -Economic Activity Is Still Weak and Uneven -Comprehensive Reforms Increase Potential Benefits -Annex 1.A1. Progress on Structural Reform - Summary of Past Recommendations and Actions -Annex 1.A2. Explaining the Movements in the Savings Ratio -Annex 1.A3. Explaining Movements in Business Investment -Annex 1.A4. Explaining Movements in the Real Effective Exchange Rate Chapter 2. Regaining Fiscal Credibility and Improving Public Sector Efficiency -Fiscal Development and Forces Acting -Toward More Efficient Government: Issues in Public Sector Reform -Continuing Tax Reform Chapter 3. The Performance of the Education System Needs to Improve -Outcomes in Secondary Education Need to Improve Further -Making Take-Up of University Education More Attractive Would Help Weather the Impact of Demographic Change on Standards of Living Chapter 4. Labour Market Reform Should Go On -Reducing Disincentives to Labour Force Participation of Older People and Spouses -Toward More Efficient Employment Policies -Toward More Flexibility in Setting Wages and Work Conditions Chapter 5. Fostering Product Market Competition Would Have Large Benefits -The Relationshiop between Product Market Competition and Economic Performance is Robust -General Competition Law and Institutions are Effective -Public Onwership and Support for Industry Is Still Substantial -Administration Burdens on Doing Business Are Excessive -Regulatory Challenges in Network Industries Are Significant -The Service Sector Needs to Be More Open Glossary