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OECD Economic Survey of the United States
Date:12/8/2008

WASHINGTON, Dec. 8 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- OECD's latest survey of the United States, to be published on Tuesday 9 December 2008, assesses the challenges facing the new administration amid a severe economic downturn. They include tackling the financial crisis and achieving universal healthcare. The Washington D.C. launch will be held on Capitol Hill, from 9 a.m. - 12 p.m. on Dec 9 and will offer first a panel discussion to present the macroeconomic analysis of the U.S. economy and a second panel discussion focusing on the U.S. healthcare system. Register online to attend:

http://www.oecdwash.org/NEWS/EVENTS/EVENTS2008/dec09-2008.htm

The survey will be available to journalists in English on OECD's password-protected website at 11.00 a.m.Paris time (10.00 GMT) for immediate release.

A Policy Brief with the main conclusions 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.

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 Abigail Conway in the OEC
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