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  • 27-February-2019

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    Measuring consumer inflation in a digital economy

    Statistics Working Paper N. 101 2019/1 - The effect on the household consumption price index from possible sources of error in capturing digital products depends on the weight of the affected products.

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  • 28-July-2018

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    Including unpaid household activities: an estimate of its impact on macro-economic indicators in the G7 economies and the way forward

    Statistics Working Paper N. 91 2018/4 - The System of National Accounts, which provides information on important macroeconomic indicators such as Gross Domestic Product (GDP), household disposable income and final consumption, typically excludes the value of unpaid household activities. This report deals with the impact of including unpaid household activities on macro-economic aggregates for G7-countries.

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  • 21-July-2017

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    Can potential mismeasurement of the digital economy explain the post-crisis slowdown in GDP and productivity growth?

    Statistics Working Paper N. 85, 2017/9 - The digital economy has created some new measurement challenges for macroeconomic statistics and may have exacerbated some older ones, raising some concerns about the scope and estimation of GDP. Against a backdrop of slowing rates of measured productivity growth, this has raised questions about the conceptual basis of GDP and output...

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  • 11-April-2017

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    A primer on government-sponsored pension schemes in the national accounts and their impact on the interpretation of government debt statistics

    Statistics Working Paper N. 81, 2017/5 - Government debt has many characteristics and thus cannot be fully captured by one indicator. There are several different ways of defining government debt, and each definition can lead to different interpretations of a government’s financial situation. This working paper will summarise some of the major differences in defining and measuring government debt and, based on available data, ...

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  • 14-January-2017

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    Expert Group on Disparities in a National Accounts Framework: results from the 2015 exercise

    Statistics Working Paper N. 76, 2016/10 - In 2011, an Expert Group was launched to carry out a feasibility study on the compilation of distributional measures of income, consumption and wealth across household groups consistent with national accounts data. This group developed a methodology on the basis of which first experimental results on income, consumption and savings according to income quintiles were compiled and published...

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  • 17-June-2016

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    Measuring GDP in a digitalised economy

    Statistics Working Paper N. 73, 2016/7 - Recent years have seen a rapid emergence of new disruptive technologies with new forms of intermediation, service provision and consumption, with digitalisation being a common characteristic. These include new platforms that facilitate Peer-to-Peer transactions, such as AirBnB and Uber, new activities such as crowd sourcing,...

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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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  • 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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  • 7-November-2013

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    Distributional measures across household groups in a national accounts framework

    Statistics Working Paper N. 53 - 2013/4 - In 2011, the OECD and Eurostat launched a joint Expert Group to carry out a study on the feasibility of compiling measures of the distribution of income, consumption and wealth across household groups that are consistent with national accounts definitions and totals. As part of the Expert Group, national experts from 16 countries performed experimental calculations...

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  • 7-November-2013

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    A cross-country comparison of household income, consumption and wealth between micro sources and national accounts aggregates

    Statistics Working Paper N. 52 - 2013/3 - In 2011, the OECD and Eurostat launched a joint Expert Group to carry out a study on the feasibility of compiling measures of the distribution of income, consumption and wealth across household groups that are consistent with national accounts definitions and totals. The first challenge of the Expert Group was to draw a detailed picture of the extent...

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