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  • 30-April-2009

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    The real economy and the crisis: revisiting productivity fundamentals

    Discussions about the current crisis often present events in a sequence, such as that the US sub-prime crisis in August 2007 triggered a major inter-bank credit crisis, which transformed itself into a general credit crisis, the latter having an impact on the real economy and overall business and consumer confidence. However, some commentators have made reference to other explanations, more linked to the evolution of economic

  • 18-September-2008

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    Labour Productivity Indicators - Comparison of two OECD databases; Productivity differentials and the Balassa-Samuelson effect

    This paper covers two important topics resulting from the recent release of the OECD System of Unit Labour Cost and Related Indicators database. The first section of the paper explores differences between productivity measures produced in the Statistics Directorate. The OECD System of Unit Labour Cost and Related Indicators database was developed in response to concerns from the international community of economic analysts on the

  • 25-March-2008

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    The OECD System of Unit Labour Cost and Related Indicators

    Statistics Working Paper N. 26 - 2008/4 - This paper outlines in detail the methodology and statistical processes used for compiling the outputs of the OECD System of Unit Labour Cost and Related Indicators. This new System has been developed by the OECD in response to concerns from the international community of economic analysts on the limited availability of internationally comparable data concerning labour costs, particularly in

  • 24-May-2007

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    Unit Labour Cost Indicators - A comparison between the Bureau of Labor's and the OECD's Unit Labour Costs

    This paper presents a preliminary data comparison between Unit Labour Cost indicators as compiled by the OECD (Short-Term Economic Statistics Division) and the United Staters Bureau of Labor Statistics.

  • 9-March-2007

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    Unit Labour Costs - Online Sources and Definitions

    Describes methodology and data sources used for the OECD System of Unit Labour Cost Indicators. Updated in real time.

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  • 31-December-2006

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    Statistical news releases published after the above issue have been archived

    but they are still available upon request. If you would like to receive one specific issue please send its title and release date to stat.contact@oecd.org.

  • 2-December-2004

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    Measuring Atypical Jobs: Levels and Changes

    Statistics Working Paper N. 10 - 2004/1. This paper presents a new classification of atypical working arrangements, developed by Istat, the Italian Statistical Institute.

  • 18-December-2003

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    Comparing Labour Productivity Growth in the OECD Area: The Role of Measurement

    Statistics Working Paper N 8 - 2003/5 - This paper examines how measurement problems affect international comparisons of labour productivity. It suggests that these measurement problems do not significantly affect the assessment of aggregate productivity patterns in the OECD area. However, these problems do influence the more detailed assessment of productivity growth, notably the role of specific sectors and demand components in

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