The Well-being of Nations: The Role of Human and Social Capital (Overview in Spanish)
Services are the driving force in OECD economies, accounting for at least 70% of GNP in many countries. However, their potential contribution is hampered by government policies that were designed for manufacturing industries.
This study investigates the long-term effects of various types of R&D on multifactor productivity growth, which is the spillover effect of R&D. Econometric estimates are conducted on a panel of 16 OECD countries, over the period 1980-98. All results are averages over countries and time.
Science and technology improves human health but the pressure for faster and larger improvements is increasing in this area. A fundamental starting point for better understanding the impact of innovation on health is the measurement of research and development.
Dans un monde en rapide évolution, le progrès des nations, des sociétés et des individus est probablement plus que jamais lié à leur capacité d'adaptation au changement, ainsi qu'à leur capacité d'acquisition et de partage des connaissances. Cet ouvrage précise les concepts de capital humain et de capital social, et évalue leur incidence sur la croissance économique et le bien-être. Le concept de capital social est encore assez peu
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The purpose of the present chapter is to describe the flow of employees into and out of the higher educational system from and into the surrounding economy.
This paper compares venture capital activity across OECD countries by taking into account international venture capital flows.
Achieving sustainable development goals at a global level will strongly depend on the rapid development and widespread application of cleaner technologies. But do developing countries have the capacity and motivation to take advantage of cleaner technology options?
Across the OECD, attention is focusing increasingly on what has been dubbed the "digital divide" - a term that refers to the gaps in access to information and communication technology (ICT). The stakes are high, as ICT is now integral to the soci...