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Structural indicators: A critical review


  • Davide Furceri
  • Annabelle Mourougane


This article reviews and assesses in terms of availability, reliability and transparency, existing policy and outcome indicators that have been found to be linked both directly and indirectly to economic growth and living standards. Indicators aiming at capturing the political and social situation of countries, as well as governance-related issues, are examined (e.g., political system, political stability, corruption, crime and violence). Topics also include product and labour markets, infrastructure, trade, financial indicators and composite indices of reform.

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  • Davide Furceri & Annabelle Mourougane, 2010. "Structural indicators: A critical review," OECD Journal: Economic Studies, OECD Publishing, vol. 2010(1), pages 1-34.
  • Handle: RePEc:oec:ecokac:5kmh5xphhnjj

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