OECD - Paris, 22 May 2007
The OECD’s latest economic survey of the United States, to be published on Tuesday 29 May 2007, looks, in particular, at how certaintax preferences are distorting the housing market and at the reforms required to improve educational performance.
The survey will be available to journalists in English on the OECD's password-protected website at 11.00 Paris time (9.00 GMT) for immediate release.
A Policy Brief with the main conclusions of the survey will be freely accessible in pdf format (in English and French) on the OECD’s web site at www.oecd.org/eco/surveys/us. You are invited to include this internet link in reports on the survey.
Among the questions investigated by the survey are:
· How is the economy performing?
· What are the key challenges facing the economy?
· How can longer-run living standards be enhanced?
· What needs to be done to achieve fiscal sustainability?
· What tax reforms would enhance economic performance?
· What can be done to improve primary and secondary education outcomes?
· How could access to higher education be facilitated?
Journalists will be allowed advance access to the electronic version of the publication, by e-mail and under embargo, four hours ahead of release time. For journalists in Asia/Pacific time zones such advance access is allowed 12 hours ahead of release time.
The study will be sent by e-mail on request only. In asking to receive the survey under embargo, journalists undertake to respect the OECD’s embargo procedures. Requests to receive the survey by e-mail under embargo or to obtain a password to access the website should be sent by e-mail to Louise Fietz (mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org) in the OECD’s Media Division.