Twice a year, the OECD Economic Outlook analyses the major trends and examines the economic policies required to foster high and sustainable growth in member countries. Developments in selected non-OECD economies are also evaluated. The present issue covers the outlook to end-2010. Together with a wide range of cross-country statistics, the Outlook provides a unique tool to keep abreast of world economic developments. In addition to the themes featured regularly, this issue contains a special chapter entitled Reponses to inflation shocks: Do G7 countries behave differently?, which addresses the following questions: Do inflation dynamics differ across regions in a way that significantly affects the transmission of commodity price shocks?, To what extent have differences in the impact and propagation of commodity price shocks contributed to divergence in the stance of monetary policy across the Atlantic?