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  • 16-March-2011

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    2008 Benchmark PPPs: Measurement and Uses - Statistics Brief No. 17

    This Statistics Brief provides some background on Purchasing Power Parities (PPPs), including their construction and application, and presents the new benchmark PPPs for 2008, produced as part of the Eurostat-OECD PPP programme. It also describes some methodological changes that have been introduced since the last benchmark PPPs in 2005 regarding the measurement of health and education services.

  • 14-March-2011

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    Comparison of Gross Domestic Product (GDP) for OECD member countries

    Updated continuously. GDP in billions of US$, in volume and at current prices and purchasing power parities. Source: OECD Annual National Accounts Database .

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  • 2-March-2011

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    System of National Accounts 2008 - 2008 SNA

    The System of National Accounts 2008 (2008 SNA) is the latest version of the international statistical standard for the national accounts, adopted by the United Nations Statistical Commission (UNSC).

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  • 23-February-2011

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    A multiplicative masking method for preserving the skewness of the original micro-records

    Statistics Working Paper N. 37- 2011/2 - This paper presents a simple multiplicative masking method that preserves skewness of the original data while offering a sufficient level of disclosure risk control. Numerical examples are provided, leading to the suggestion that this method could be well-suited for the dissemination of a broad range of microdata, including those based on administrative and business records.

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  • 16-February-2011

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    Hedonic price indexes for housing

    Statistics Working Paper N. 36- 2011/1 - Every house is different. It is important that house price indexes take account of these quality differences. Hedonic methods which express house prices as a function of a vector of characteristics (such as number of bedrooms and bathrooms, land area and location) are particularly useful for this purpose.

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  • 2-February-2011

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    Selling to Foreign Markets: a Portrait of OECD Exporters - Statistics Brief No. 16

    The OECD-Eurostat Trade by Enterprise Characteristics database (TEC) reveals that 4.5% of US firms sell to foreign markets (Figure 1). On average, a similar share of EU firms exports to other European Union member countries, but only 2.7% of EU firms export outside EU markets.

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  • 12-January-2011

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    Conference on Statistics for policymaking: Europe 2020, 10-11 March 2011, Eurostat, Brussels

    The aim of the conference is to bring together politicians and statisticians in a dialogue about how to shape statistics underpinning policy making and political decision making. How should indicators be defined so that they measure what politicians want them to measure? How should politicians and statisticians cooperate in order to get the best possible outcome on both sides?

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  • 20-December-2010

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    Seminar on Innovative Approaches to Turn Statistics into Knowledge, 8 - 10 December 2010, Cape Town

    The aim of the seminar was to contribute to the development of tools to help people transform statistics into knowledge and decisions. It was held in the context of the Global Project on “Measuring the Progress of Societies”.

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  • 2-décembre-2010

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    Statistiques du commerce de marchandises des pays de l'OCDE

    Source: Statistiques du commerce international par produit de l'OCDE (mis à jour continuellement) - Les statistiques annuelles du commerce de marchandises des pays de l'OCDE sont disponibles ici avec tous les pays partenaires au niveau 2-digit du Système Harmonisé (SH) 1988. Des données plus détaillées sont disponible sur DVD et en ligne jusqu'au niveau 6-digit du SH 1996 et jusqu'au niveau 5-digit de la Classification Type du

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  • 30-November-2010

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    Developing societal progress indicators: a practical guide

    Statistics Working Paper N. 35 - 2010/6 - There is a broad recognition that the development of cross-cutting, high-quality, shared, and accessible information about a society’s progress is crucial to ensure that decision-making is simultaneously responsive and responsible at all levels. There is no single correct way to manage a project to measure societal progress - different projects will have different goals, audiences and

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