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  • 6-February-2017

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    Innovation, patent location and tax planning by multinationals

    This paper assesses the effect of international differences in taxes on the choice of patent location by multinational enterprises (MNEs). The analysis is based on a large sample of patents and firms from the OECD-PATSTAT and OECD-ORBIS databases over 2004-10.

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  • 2-February-2017

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    Consumer Prices, OECD - Updated: 2 February 2017

    Rising energy prices push OECD annual inflation to 1.8% in December 2016

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  • 27-January-2017

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    The business climate has improved in Indonesia, but this is no time for complacency

    The government has put a heavy emphasis on improving the business climate, thereby promoting a competitive, innovative and dynamic private business sector.

  • 25-January-2017

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    The Best vs. the Rest: The Global Productivity Slowdown Hides an Increasing Performance Gap across Firms

    Well-known global companies such as Google, Apple and Amazon of the digital era as well as more traditional ones of the likes of BMW, L’Oreal and Nestlé have recorded impressive productivity gains over the 2000s as they created more and more revenue per employee. At the same time, aggregate productivity growth in the OECD – that reflects the performance of all businesses not just the few most successful ones – has stagnated.

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  • 24-January-2017

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    Decoupling of wages from productivity: Macro-level facts

    This paper provides a quantitative description of decoupling in OECD countries over the past two decades, with the results suggesting that it is explained by declines in both labour shares and the ratio of median to average wages (a partial measure of wage inequality).

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  • 24-January-2017

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    Decoupling of wages from productivity: Macro-level facts

    This paper provides a quantitative description of decoupling in OECD countries over the past two decades, with the results suggesting that it is explained by declines in both labour shares and the ratio of median to average wages (a partial measure of wage inequality).

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  • 17-January-2017

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    Mexico’s reforms are paying off, but there is much left to do

    The government has rolled out major structural reforms since 2012 aimed at improving growth, well-being and income distribution. The initial wave of reforms, kicked-off by the multi-partisan political commitments in the Pacto por México, led to notable progress across a range of areas and put Mexico at the forefront of reformers among OECD countries.

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  • 11-January-2017

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    The Walking Dead? Zombie Firms and Productivity Performance in OECD Countries

    This paper explores the extent to which “zombie” firms – defined as old firms that have persistent problems meeting their interest payments – are stifling labour productivity performance.

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  • 11-January-2017

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    Does growth lead to inequality? It depends.

    Widespread increases in inequality over the past three decades have raised the question of whether growth in itself is a driver of income inequality.

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  • 11-January-2017

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    Boosting productivity in Malaysia

    Productivity growth is essential to providing sustainable increases in living standards. Malaysia has reached a development stage where growth needs to be driven more by productivity gains than the sheer accumulation of capital and labour inputs.

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