The slowdown in productivity growth over the past decade underscores the idea that as economies converge toward the global technological frontier, the ability to capitalise on new innovations developed at frontier becomes more important.
The next NERO/OECD meeting takes place on 22 June 2015. NERO is a network of National Economic Research Organisations which exchanges information, discusses evolving research agendas and identifies new issues. The OECD acts as a facilitator in this process, and hosts meetings of NERO representatives.
English, Excel, 1,488kb
Statistical Annex tables in Excel format from OECD Economic Outlook. This file includes tables on quarterly demand and output projections; quarterly price, cost and unemployment projections; contributions to changes in real GDP in OECD countries; household wealth and indebtedness; central government financial balances;Maastricht definition of general government gross public debt; and monetary and credit aggregates: recent trends.
English, Excel, 1,238kb
Statistical Annex tables in Excel format from OECD Economic Outlook. These tables cover export volumes of goods and services, import volumes of goods and services, export prices of goods and services, import prices of goods and services, competitive positions: relative consumer prices, competitive positions: relative unit labour costs, export performance for total goods and services, shares in world exports and imports, geographic
English, Excel, 178kb
Statistical Annex tables in Excel format from OECD Economic Outlook. This file includes tables on employment rates, participation rates and labour force; potential GDP, employment and capital stock; and structural unemployment, wage shares and unit labor costs.
English, Excel, 716kb
Statistical Annex tables in Excel format from OECD Economic Outlook. These tables cover real GDP, nominal GDP, real private consumption expenditure, real public consumption expenditure, real total gross fixed capital formation, real gross private non-residential fixed capital formation, and real gross private residential fixed capital formation, real total domestic demand, Foreign balance contributions to changes in real GDP, and
Global growth improving, but still moderate – the B- world economy could do better. Policies to reach an "A" economy.
This paper first decomposes labour productivity growth over 2000-11 into a within-industry, a shift and a cross effect in a number of countries and compares China with other countries over this period. This shift-share analysis also allows a comparison of within-sector productivity gains across a large number of sectors and countries.
Regional inequality in Slovakia is among the highest in the OECD and is increasing. The main reason for regional disparity is the combination of low economic growth and job creation in the eastern and central part of the country and insufficient labour mobility to the west, in particular by low-skilled workers.
This paper shows that household-level economic instability is only very loosely related to macroeconomic volatility. However, the analysis also uncovers that moving to highly competitive policies generally reduces micro-level instability.