Based on a broad set of indicators of structural policies and performance, Going for Growth 2009 takes stock of recent progress made in implementing economic policy reforms in the OECD countries. The book also identifies five policy priorities for each country to lift growth. It calls for reforms in areas such as product and labor market regulation, taxation, pension benefits, income support, health, and education to boost labor productivity and employment.
The 2009 edition also includes analytical chapters covering tax structures and economic growth, policies to support infrastructure investment, developments in product market regulation, and the employment and productivity effects of population structure.
OECD COUNTRIES Australia, Austria, Belgium, Canada, Czech Republic, Denmark, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Iceland, Ireland, Italy, Japan, Korea, Luxembourg, Mexico, Netherlands, New Zealand, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Slovak Republic, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Turkey, United Kingdom, United States