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  • 23-May-2016

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    The drivers of differences between growth in GDP and household adjusted disposable income in OECD countries

    Statistics Working Paper N. 71, 2016/6 - Growth in household income has evolved differently from gross domestic product (GDP) in most OECD countries over the last eighteen years. Using the wealth of information available in the System of National Accounts, this paper provides an assessment of what may be driving this gap

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  • 28-January-2016

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    Statistical Insights: Government assets matter too, not just debt

    In analysing the sustainability of government finances, the focus tends to be on gross government debt as a percentage of GDP. However, as gross debt does not take into account the asset side of government balance sheets, this measure only tells part of the story. Assets may generate income or be sold in order to redeem part of gross debt, and are therefore very relevant in assessing the financial health of government as well.

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  • 29-July-2015

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    Revisions of quarterly GDP in selected OECD countries

    The data analyses the size of revisions for the first estimates of seasonally adjusted, quarter-on-quarter and year-on-year GDP volume growth rates, as published in successive issues of the OECD Main Economic Indicators database and collected in the Revisions Analysis Dataset – Infra-annual Indicators online dataset.

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  • 17-July-2015

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    International cooperation on macro-economic statistics - Different portals, same data

    From now on, GDP and some related indicators will be identical across the respective databases of several international organisations.

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  • 7-July-2015

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    Revisions of quarterly GDP in selected OECD countries - OECD Statistics Brief N. 22

    This Statistics Brief analyses revisions to quarterly GDP growth rates for 18 OECD countries from the fourth quarter of 1994 to the fourth quarter of 20132. It looks at the magnitude of the revisions to economic growth and its underlying expenditure components.

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  • 3-July-2015

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    Eurostat-OECD Compilation guide on land estimations

    The repercussions of the 2007–2008 financial crisis have acted as an impetus to improve the quality and availability of statistical information. One such initiative addresses the importance of compiling a complete accounting of a nation’s wealth, and especially the wealth of households. This is of particular importance in view of the housing market’s role in the financial crisis in several countries.The most valuable item on the households’ balance sheet is usually housing wealth which is composed of the value of the dwelling and its underlying land. Many countries experience difficulties in valuing land and in particular separating the value of the land from the value of the structure. To assist countries, the Eurostat-OECD compilation guide on land estimation represents the first comprehensive overview of conceptual and practical issues related to the compilation of the balance sheet item land in the national accounts, in total and by institutional sector.The Eurostat-OECD compilation guide on land estimation was prepared by the Task Force on Land and other non-financial assets under the joint leadership of Eurostat and the OECD. Representatives from various European Union (EU) and non-EU OECD countries were represented as well as the European Central Bank.
  • 4-June-2015

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    Comparing profit shares in value-added in four OECD countries: Towards more harmonised national accounts

    Statistics Working Paper N. 61, 2015/3 - This article gives methodological guidance on how best to compare the share of profits in value-added across countries using national accounts. The four countries covered are France, Germany, Italy and the United States.

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  • 15-April-2015

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    Special Conference on “W(h)ither the SNA?” – Paris, April 16-17, 2015

    The special Conference on “W(h)ither the SNA?” is jointly organised by the International Association for Research in Income and Wealth (IARIW) and the OECD.

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  • 16-February-2015

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    New standards for compiling national accounts: what’s the impact on GDP and other macro-economic indicators? - OECD Statistics Brief N. 20

    In 2009, the United Nations Statistical Commission endorsed a revised set of international standards for the compilation of national accounts: the System of National Accounts (SNA) 2008, replacing the 1993 version of the SNA. By December 2014, most OECD countries had implemented the new standards. The actual implementation however varied depending on country circumstances.

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  • 16-December-2014

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    NBS-OECD Workshops on National Accounts

    NBS-OECD Workshops on National Accounts

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