New approaches in the OECD - What can Austria learn?

New Approaches to Economic Challenges - New Approaches in the OECD - What Can Austria Learn?
hosted by the Austrian Federal Chancellery and Oesterreichische Nationalbank

Vienna, Austria, 22 April 2015

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In 2012, the OECD initiated a comprehensive process of reflexion under the title of "New Approaches to Economic Challenges" (NAEC). Based on an analysis of the reasons for the financial and economic crisis and the lessons to be learned, the aim is to better understand their complexity and that of different connections, e.g. between growth, inequality, stability and environmental quality.

One goal is to define well-being more broadly, to center people's quality of life and to unterstand economic growth as a means, but not as an end of policy making. The focus is strongly on multidimensional methods of approach.

Margit Schratzenstaller, deputy coordinator of WWWforEurope, had the chance to discuss the features of a more sustainability-oriented tax policy at the national level with NAEC coordinator Mathilde Mesnard from the OECD at an event organised by the OECD, the Austrian Federal Chancellery and the Oesterreichische Nationalbank in April in Vienna. This discussion was a further step in the ongoing exchange between the OECD's NAEC project and WWWforEurope, which both address similar topics related to the design of a more sustainable growth and development path for Europe and OECD countries.