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The OECD and global economic governance


Eccleston, R, The OECD and global economic governance, Australian Journal of International Affairs, 65, (2) pp. 243-255. ISSN 1035-7718 (2011) [Refereed Article]

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DOI: doi:10.1080/10357718.2011.550106


The Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) has enjoyed a high profile in world affairs for almost 50 years with its origins dating back to the original Bretton Woods club of institutions. Despite this reputation as one of the world’s most pre-eminent think tanks, policy forums and sources of comparative economic and other policy data, the governance capacity and influence of the OECD remains somewhat ambiguous and contested, often being overshadowed by the triumvirate of the International Monetary Fund (IMF), World Bank and General Agreement on Tariffs and Trade (GATT)/ World Trade Organization (WTO). To use Richard Woodward’s (2009) apt analogy, if there were Oscars for contributions to global governance, the OECD may not have won many lead actor awards, but it would have won a horde of gongs for best support performance. Significantly, until recent contributions, such as those under review in this essay2 , there has been remarkably little scholarly research focusing on the internal deliberations of the OECD3, the organisation’s evolving role in global governance, and its likely influence and role in post-GFC (global financial crisis) regulatory architecture.

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Item Type:Refereed Article
Keywords:Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development, OECD, global economic governance, World Trade Organization, WTO
Research Division:Human Society
Research Group:Policy and administration
Research Field:Economic development policy
Objective Division:Law, Politics and Community Services
Objective Group:Government and politics
Objective Field:Government and politics not elsewhere classified
UTAS Author:Eccleston, R (Professor Richard Eccleston)
ID Code:73955
Year Published:2011
Web of Science® Times Cited:8
Deposited By:Government
Deposited On:2011-11-02
Last Modified:2013-03-15
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