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OECD Economic Surveys: Austria 2003
OECD Publishing , Publication date:  28 Oct 2003
Pages: 160 , Language: English
Version: E-book (PDF Format)
ISBN: 9789264018983 , OECD Code: 102003161E1
Price:   €29 | $40 | £25 | ¥3700 | MXN520
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Other languages:  French (Available)
Superseded by: OECD Economic Surveys: Austria 2013 - (Available)
Other Versions:  Print - Paperback
Subscription:  OECD Economic Surveys (Available)
Multilingual summaries:  German
Policy brief:  French, English

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Frequency: Every 18 months   Tables: 23  Charts: 44  Electronic format: Acrobat PDF

This 2003 edition of OECD's periodic economic reviews of Austria includes special feature on fostering labour market participation, product market competition and macroeconomic performance and on aspects of sustainable development.

Table of contents:

Assessment and recommendations
I. Recent macroeconomic developments and medium-term issues
-Recent macroeconomic performance and the short-term outlook
-Medium-term challenges
-Improving economic performance requires fiscal consolidation
II. Fiscal policy: sustaining consolidation via public sector reform
-Fiscal policy under heterogeneous priorities
-Issues in public sector reform
III. Issues in fostering labour force participation and employment
-Reducing hurdles to labour force participation
-Reducing the costs of employment
-Strengthening education
IV. Product market competition and macroeconomic performance
-The scope for competition enhancing policies
-Policies and other forces acting on competition via international trade
-Competition law and enforcement
-Regulatory policies
-Overall assessment and scope for further action
V. Some aspects of sustainable development
-Climate change
-Improving the management of household waste
-Helping developing countries to move to a sustainable development path
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