OECD's 2012 Economic Survey of Chile examines recent economic developments and policies, progress in structural reform, reducing poverty in Chile through cash transfers and better jobs, and the housing market in Chile.
This book is a unique source of up-to-date estimates of agricultural support in OECD member countries. It provides a special section on the agricultural support in two non-member countries – Russia and the Ukraine.
This Test guideline describes the Gel Permeation Chromatography (GPC). This method permits to determine the molecular weight distribution and the average molecular weights (Mn, Mw). GPC is a special type of liquid chromatography in which the sample ...
This edition of the Scoreboard illustrates and analyses a wide set of indicators of science, technology, globalisation and industrial performance in OECD and major non OECD countries (notably Brazil, Russia, India, Indonesia, China and South Africa).
The Territorial Review of Teruel is integrated in a wider program of National and Regional Territorial Reviews undertaken by the OECD Territorial Development Policy Committee. The overall aim of the territorial review series is to provide practical policy advice to governments. In this sense, the use of regional reviews is a key complement to the statistical analysis and the comparative analysis of policy approaches and instruments. The study of countries and regions belonging to specific types (urban, intermediate, rural) provides practical examples of challenges and potential responses. The Spanish Province of Teruel is a remote rural area located in the dynamic north-east corner of Spain. The region is a typical, albeit extreme, example of a low density remote area with an economic base facing serious challenges and little more than its own assets to rely on for its economic development. This book focuses mainly on how the area’s substantial natural and cultural resources can make a more important contribution in a forward-looking and integrated development strategy.
The OECD includes the richest nations in the world. It issues recommendations on economic and social policies. Is its counsel on welfare state policies coherent? And is it followed by member states in Western Europe? These are the guiding questions of this book, which is a first to deal with such issues. The OECD and European Welfare States comprises 14 country studies considering OECD recommendations and their implementation in Western European welfare states, an analysis of the internal processes in the OECD, a theoretical introduction and a concluding comparative chapter. The overall results show a large degree of consistency in OECD analyses and recommendations, though little efficacy is revealed. The authors of this book have compiled a major contribution to the analysis of the impact of international organizations on national welfare states, widening the scope of traditional analyses of national welfare state development.
The issue of whether government capital is productive has received a great deal of recent attention. Yet empirical analyses of public capital productivity have generally been limited to the official capital stock estimates available in a small sample of countries. Alternatively, many researchers have investigated the output effects of public investment-recognizing that investment may be a poor proxy for the corresponding capital stock. This paper attempts to overcome the data shortage by providing internationally comparable capital stock estimates for 22 Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD) countries.