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OECD Economic Survey of the United States

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:

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 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 OECD's Media Relations Division.

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