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  • 17-August-2005


    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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  • 15-March-2004

    English, , 217kb

    Capital Stocks, Capital Services and Multi-Factor Productivity Measures

    Capital services measures have long been recognised as the appropriate concept to capture capital input in production and productivity analysis. However, only few countries’ statistical agencies construct and publish such capital services measures. This paper describes capital services measures developed by the OECD and presents estimation methods and results for the G7 countries. By way of example, the consequences of applying

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  • 20-December-2003


    OECD Capital Services Estimates: Methodology and a First Set of Results

    Statistics Working Paper N. 9 - 2003/6 - This paper presents the concepts underlying capital services measures, describes estimation methods and produces a first set of results. It also raises a number of outstanding conceptual issues in relation to capital services measures.

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  • 18-December-2003


    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

  • 19-May-2003


    Measuring Investment in Software

    OECD Science, Technology and Industry Working Papers, No. 2003/06 - The latest system of national accounts (SNA93) recommended that purchases of software (and any own-account production) should be capitalised as long as the acquisition satisfied conventional asset requirements. This change added about 1% to GDP in most OECD economies in the mid-1990s.

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  • 6-March-2003


    Report of the OECD Task Force on Software Measurement in the National Accounts

    This Statistics Working Paper N. 3 - 2003/1 confirms that current estimates of software investment differ significantly between countries for pure statistical reasons, thus affecting the comparability of GDP.

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  • 1-March-2002

    English, , 114kb

    Computer Price Indices and International Growth and Productivity Comparisons

    Article by Paul Schreyer, OECD Statistics Directorate for the "Review of Income and Wealth, Series 48, N.1, March 2002"

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  • 28-mars-2001

    Français, , 843kb

    Manuel de l'OCDE - Mesurer la productivité : Mesurer la croissance de la productivité par secteur et pour l'ensemble de l'économie

    Les mesures de l’évolution de la productivité sont des indicateurs essentiels à l’analyse de la croissance économique. Il existe toutefois un grand nombre de méthodes pour effectuer ces mesures. Le calcul et l’interprétation de ces dernières doivent donc être minutieux, en particulier lorsqu’on procède à des comparaisons internationales. Le Manuel de la productivité de l’OCDE est le premier guide complet des différentes mesures de

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