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Fiscal Monitor 2013: Taxing Times

IMF, (2013), Fiscal Monitor 2013: Taxing Times, Washington D.C.: International Monetary Fund. Persistently high debt ratios in advanced economies and emerging fragilities in the developing world cast clouds on the global fiscal landscape. In advanced economies, with narrowing budget deficits, the average public debt ratio is expected to stabilize in 2013–14—but it will be at a historic peak. At the same time, fiscal vulnerabilities are on the rise in emerging …Read More

OECD Skills Outlook 2013

OECD, (2013), OECD Skills Outlook 2013: First results from the survey of adult skills, Paris: OECD. Key Findings of the Survey Progress across generations Some countries have made impressive progress over recent decades in equipping more people with better literacy and numeracy skills. Young Koreans, for example, are outperformed only by their Japanese peers, while Korea’s 55 to 64 year-olds are among the three lowest-performing groups of this age. Older …Read More

World Economic Outlook

IMF, (2013), World Economic Outlook, Washington DC : International Monetary Global economic prospects have improved again, but the bumpy recovery and skewed macroeconomic policy mix in advanced economies are complicating policymaking in emerging market economies. Chapter 3 examines the prospects for inflation, particularly because inflation was remarkably stable in the wake of the Great Recession and, in fact, has become less responsive to cyclical conditions. Chapter 4 examines whether today’s …Read More

The Human Capital Report

World Economic Forum, (2013), “The Human Capital Report”, World Economic Forum, Οκτώβριος. The Human Capital Report details the findings of a new Index which measures countries on their ability to develop and deploy healthy, educated and able workers through four distinct pillars: Education, Health & Wellness, Workforce & Employment and Enabling Environment. Δείτε επίσης σχετικό άρθρο του Δ. Κατσαγάνη στο   Σχετικές Αναρτήσεις  De Molli, V., (2013), “European Best …Read More

Effects of fiscal consolidation envisaged in the 2013 Stability and Convergence Programmes on public debt dynamics in EU Member States

Berti, K., de Castro, F. and Salto, M., (2013), “Effects of fiscal consolidation envisaged in the 2013 Stability and Convergence Programmes on public debt dynamics in EU Member States”, European Commission, Economic Paper 504, Σεπτέμβριος. This paper presents a simple analysis of the public debt-to-GDP ratio responses to fiscal consolidation efforts envisaged in the 2013 Stability and Convergence Programmes presented by EU Member States. In this paper we assess the …Read More

Member States’ Competitiveness Performance and Implementation of EU Industrial Policy Report 2013

European Commission, (2013), “Member States’ Competitiveness Performance and Implementation of EU Industrial Policy report 2013”, European Commission, 25 Σεπτεμβρίου. Progress has been made by Member States to improve the competitiveness of their economies, but many challenges still remain. An updated Industrial performance scoreboard assesses Member States’ industrial performance in five key areas, namely innovation and sustainability; business environment, services and infrastructure; public administration; finance and investment; and skills. The areas …Read More

Euro-Zone Unemployment Unlikely to Fall Quickly

Billington, I., (2013), “Euro-Zone Unemployment Unlikely to Fall Quickly”, The Wall Street Journal, The Euro Crisis Blog, 10 Σεπτεμβρίου. The euro zone may have emerged from recession this year, but unemployment is unlikely to fall quickly with companies less likely to hire staff in the final three months of the year than they were earlier in 2013, a survey of employers showed Tuesday. The quarterly Manpower Employment Outlook shows that, while there …Read More

Η ελληνική οικονομία και η απασχόληση

INE/ΓΣΕΕ, (2013), “Η ελληνική οικονομία και η απασχόληση”, Ετήσια Έκθεση. Η εντεινόμενη οικονομική κρίση και ύφεση μετά το 2009, σε διεθνές, ευρωπαϊκό και ιδιαίτερα Μεσογειακό και ελληνικό επίπεδο με τη σοβαρή μείωση της παραγωγικής δραστηριότητας, την διακοπή χορήγησης δανείων από τις τράπεζες, τη μείωση των επενδύσεων από το κράτος και τις επιχειρήσεις καθώς και τον περιορισμό της ζήτησης από τους καταναλωτές (μείωση μισθών, συντάξεων και αύξηση της φορολογίας), αναδεικνύει με …Read More

The Global Competitiveness Report

World Economic Forum, (2013), “The Global Competitiveness Report”, 4 Σεπτεμβρίου. Excellent innovation and strong institutional environments are increasingly influencing economies’ competitiveness, according to The Global Competitiveness Report 2013-2014, which is launched today. The report’s Global Competitiveness Index (GCI) places Switzerland at the top of the ranking for the fifth year running. Singapore and Finland remain in second and third positions respectively. Germany moves up two places (4th) and the United States …Read More

Interim Economic Assessment

OECD, (2013), “Interim Economic Assessment”, 3 Σεπτεμβρίου. A moderate recovery is underway in the major advanced economies, according to the OECD’s latest Interim Economic Assessment.  Growth is proceeding at encouraging rates in North America, Japan and the UK. The euro area as a whole is out of recession, although output remains weak in a number of countries.