Better Policies, Better Lives: OECD's 50th Anniversary Exhibit

The Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) has been measuring progress around the globe for over 50 years.  The OECD is a non-governmental organization based in Paris with a mission to promote “polices that will improve the economic and social well-being of people around the world.” In collaboration with the OECD, the Social Sciences & Humanities Library has launched an exhibit celebrating the organization’s 50th anniversary. The exhibit includes some of their award winning publications that can be used for research and study, as well as information on upcoming events and opportunities such as going on an all paid expense trip to Paris to attend and International Forum!

OECD has been one of the world’s most reliable sources of comparable statistics and economic and social data.  A guide to OECD resources at the UC San Diego Libraries– http://ucsd.libguides.com/oecd

To celebrate their 50th Anniversary, the OECD Washington Office chose 11 Student Ambassadors from across the United States.   UC San Diego student Lauren Klibingat is in the inaugural class. She created and organized the events, exhibit and outreach efforts.

Exhibit
February 1-28, main floor, Social Sciences & Humanities Library

Events
Investing In New Countries: South Africa and Africa after the World Cup
Thursday, February 17, 2011, 4:30 pm, Price Center East Ballroom
OECD Speaker, Andreas Woergoetter, will present and discuss the OECD Economic Survey of South Africa. Topics will include South Africa’s macroeconomic framework, the labor utilization gap, global crisis, and economic development before and after the world cup 2010.
Co-hosted with the Undergraduate Economics Society and Undergraduate Accounting Society

OECD 50th Anniversary Humor Session: A Spirited Look at Climate Change and Green Growth
Thursday, March 31, 2011, 5:30 pm, Price Center East Ballroom
Stand-up economist and Professor at the University of Washington, Yoram Bauman, will be coming to UCSD to present a monologue on the OECD’s 50th anniversary and on the topics of climate change and green growth. Dr. Famulari, Chair of the Economics Department at UCSD, will be introducing Bauman.
Co-hosted with the Undergraduate Economics Society and Undergraduate Accounting Society


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