OECD Observer


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OECD Observer

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PRINT RUN: 13,000 copies in English, Q2 2019, controlled circulation to names on protected database. 

The OECD Observer magazine presents concise, up-to-date and authoritative analysis of world economic, social and environmental issues. Since 1962 it has been keeping policymakers, business people, NGOs, researchers and journalists ahead of the policy debate. It is a catalyst for new discussion and ideas, and a source of key data.
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Editorial team

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  • Editor-in-Chief: Rory J. Clarke
  • Writers: Clara Young, Anne-Lise Prigent, Kate Lancaster
  • Assistant editors: Cara Yakush, Fernanda Sapina
  • Associate French editor: Ileana Epsztajn
  • Business editor and advertising manager: Cara Yakush
  • Illustrators:
    David Rooney; Charlotte Moreau; Sylvie Serprix
  • Cartoon strip: Frankie.org

For more on David Rooney's work, see http://www.davidrooney.com/
For more on André Faber's work, contact andre.faber@wanadoo.fr
For more on Stik, visit http://www.stik.biz/business.html and see his other animations on YouTube

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