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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

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  • 28-April-2009

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    Productivity Measurement and Analysis

    Productivity measurement and analysis are the main topics addressed in this book, which brings together contributions presented and discussed in two international workshops organized by the Statistics Directorate and the Directorate for Science, Technology and Industry (DSTI) of the OECD. The first workshop was organised jointly by the OECD with Fundaccion BBVA and the Instituto Valenciano de Investigaciones Económicas and held in Madrid in October 2005, and the second one was organized jointly by the OECD and the Swiss Federal Statistical Office and the State Secretary for Economic Affairs of Switzerland and held in Bern in October 2006. The two workshops brought together representatives of statistical offices, central banks and other branches of government in OECD countries that are engaged in the analysis and the measurement of productivity developments at aggregate and industry levels.
  • 14-March-2008

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    OECD Labour Productivity and Unit Labour Costs Indicators

    OECD provides three database containing data on labour productivity: • OECD Productivity Database (PD);• OECD STAN Industrial Database for Structural Analysis (STAN); and,• OECD System of Unit Labour Cost and Related Indicators (ULCRI). The objective of this paper is to give an overview of each database, explain why differences exist across data sets, and to provide direct web-links to the databases and related methodological

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  • 23-November-2006

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    OECD Workshop on Productivity Analysis and Measurement, Bern 16-18 October 2006

    OECD Workshop on Productivity Analysis and Measurement is organised jointly with the Federal Statistical Office and the State Secretary for Economic Affairs of Switzerland and will be held in Bern, 16-18 October 2006.

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  • 14-February-2006

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    Multi-Factor Productivity Based on Harmonised Price Indices for ICT Capital Goods - Data: Percentage Changes

    Difference between the rate of change of output and the rate of change of total inputs. Presented as index and as a rate of change. Price indices for information and communication technology assets are those published by the U.S. Bureau of Economic Analysis, corrected for overall inflation.

  • 14-October-2005

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    OECD Workshop on Productivity Measurement Organised Jointly with Fundacion BBVA and Ivie, Madrid, Spain, 17-19 October 2005

    OECD workshop on Productivity Measurement organised jointly with the Instituto Valanciano de Investigaciones Economicas (Ivie), held in Madrid, Spain, on 17-19 October 2005. A growing number of statistical offices in the OECD area have recently become engaged in the measurement of productivity. This work is raising many new questions for measurement, including the possible approaches to developing measures of aggregate productivity

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  • 12-October-2005

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    International Comparisons of Labour Productivity Levels

    Methodological note describing the OECD estimates of productivity levels and the differences between previously published OECD estimates and current estimates.

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  • 21-September-2005

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    Total Inputs Based on Harmonised Price Indices for ICT Capital Goods - Data: Percentage Changes

    A volume index of combined labour and capital inputs for the total economy. The index has been constructed as a weighted average of the rate of change of total hours worked and the rate of change of capital services. Cost shares of inputs averaged over the two periods under consideration serve as weights (Törnqvist index). Price indices for information and communication technology assets are those published by the U.S. Bureau of

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  • 17-August-2005

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    ICT and Economic Growth: A Quantification of Productivity Growth in Spain 1985-2002

    Statistics Working Paper N. 14 - 2005/4. Using new sectoral data on investment and capital services we carry out a growth accounting exercise on Spain 1985-2002. We compute the contribution to output and labour productivity growth of employment, non-ICT and ICT capital, labour qualification and Total Factor Productivity. Results are given for 29 different branches; individually and grouped into four clusters according to their ICT

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  • 31-mars-2005

    Français, Excel, 169kb

    Cahiers statistiques N. 7, mars 2005 : Croissance du PIB et productivité du travail : comparaisons et problèmes de mesure

    Croissance et productivité sont des questions qui préoccupent les pouvoirs publics dans la plupart des pays de l’OCDE. Récemment, plusieurs études de l’OCDE ont mis en évidence des évolutions très contrastées de la croissance et de la productivité dans différents pays, et proposé diverses mesures pour améliorer les résultats enregistrés dans ce domaine.

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