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OECD Main Economic Indicators, often simply called Main Economic Indicators and abbreviated MEI, is a monthly publication by the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) of economic indicators worldwide (with a focus on OECD countries). According to the official website, it "presents comparative statistics that provide an overview of recent international economic developments."[1] The publication is available online at the OECD iLibrary.[2]



Academic researchEdit

The OECD Main Economic Indicators have been used extensively in the academic literature to study the performance of OECD and (some) non-OECD countries.[3][4][5]

Media receptionEdit

The OECD Main Economic Indicators (as well as a related twice-yearly publication called Economic Outlook) inform commentary on economic performance in the mainstream and financial press, including by Reuters, Agence France-Presse, the Wall Street Journal, and Bloomberg.[6][7][8][9]

See alsoEdit


  1. ^ "OECD Main Economic Indicators (MEI)". Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development. Retrieved April 14, 2014.
  2. ^ "Main Economic Indicators". OECD iLibrary.
  3. ^ C.A. Knox Lovell; Jesús T. Pastorb; Judi A. Turnerc (December 21, 1995). "Measuring macroeconomic performance in the OECD: A comparison of European and non-European countries". European Journal of Operational Research. 87 (3): 507–518. doi:10.1016/0377-2217(95)00226-X.
  4. ^ McKenzie, Richard (September 14, 2006). "Undertaking Revisions and Real-Time Data Analysis using the OECD Main Economic Indicators Original Release Data and Revisions Database". OECD Statistics Working Papers. doi:10.1787/146528313656.
  5. ^ Bergstrand, Jeffrey H. (February 1989). "The Generalized Gravity Equation, Monopolistic Competition, and the Factor-Proportions Theory in International Trade" (PDF). The Review of Economics and Statistics. 71 (1): 143–153. Retrieved April 14, 2014.
  6. ^ "OECD indicator points to positive outlook for advanced economies". Reuters. April 8, 2014. Retrieved April 14, 2014.
  7. ^ "Rich countries' unemployment rose in Feb: OECD". Agence France-Presse. April 10, 2014. Retrieved April 14, 2014.
  8. ^ Hannon, Paul (December 9, 2013). "OECD Indicators Point to Synchronized Growth Pickup: Research Body Sees Improving Outlook For Global Economy". Wall Street Journal. Retrieved April 14, 2014.
  9. ^ Deen, Mark (November 19, 2013). "OECD Cuts Global Growth Outlook on Emerging-Market Slowdown". Bloomberg. Retrieved April 14, 2014.

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