Publications & documents

  • 11-July-2008


    OECD / Eurostat Guidelines on Revisions Policy and Analysis

    This website presents a set of guidelines on best practice for performing and using the results of revision analyses for sub-annual economic statistics, and in formulating a revisions policy which effectively supports user needs.

  • 29-May-2008


    Short-Term Economic Statistics (STES) Administrative Data: Two Frameworks of Papers

    ‘Administrative Data’ papers as published by National Statistical Institutes and International Organisations. The papers cover the uses of administrative data in their organisation: business register maintenance, sampling /non-response and imputation, data substitution, and data matching.

  • 25-March-2008


    The OECD System of Unit Labour Cost and Related Indicators

    Statistics Working Paper N. 26 - 2008/4 - This paper outlines in detail the methodology and statistical processes used for compiling the outputs of the OECD System of Unit Labour Cost and Related Indicators. This new System has been developed by the OECD in response to concerns from the international community of economic analysts on the limited availability of internationally comparable data concerning labour costs, particularly in

  • 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

  • 28-February-2008

    English, , 262kb

    Statistics Brief No. 14 - Predicting the Business Cycle: How good are early estimates of OECD Composite Leading Indicators?

    For good economic policy making and many other economic agents’ decisions it is necessary to correctly assess the current and, especially, the future economic situation. Over the last 50 years several leading indicators have been developed to signal the movements, up and down, of future economic activity before they occur, as well as to provide some indication of the magnitude of those movements. One of the most well known (and

  • 12-February-2008


    Globalisation in Services: From Measurement to Analysis

    Statistics Working Paper N. 25 - 2008/3/REV1 - This paper provides new estimates of international trade in services for mode 3 (foreign affiliates' sales in a host country) for four major OECD countries, thanks to the harmonisation of FATS statistics with conventional international trade ones (trade recorded in the balances of payments - modes 1 and 2), using the CEPII's exhaustive CHELEM-BAL database. The results show that sales by

  • 5-février-2008


    Statistiques de la population pour les pays membres de l'OCDE

    Statistiques annuelles sur la population et la population en âge de travailler par sexe. Les données sont disponibles en milliers de personnes et en indice (2000= 100) pour les 30 pays de l'OCDE et 4 zones (Union européenne à 15, Zone euro, Sept Grands pays et OCDE-Total). Source : Statistiques de l'OCDE sur le population active

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  • 29-January-2008


    Eurostat-OECD Manual on Business Demography Statistics

    Demand for statistics on business demography has grown and developed considerably in recent years. This joint manual reflects these growing needs and developments and the agreement between Eurostat and the OECD for a common methodological framework for business demography statistics that maximises their international comparability and relevance, recognising and addressing the different conditions and legal frameworks that govern the

  • 28-January-2008


    Defining Entrepreneurial Activity: Definitions Supporting Frameworks for Data Collection

    Statistics Working Paper N. 23 - 2008/1 - This paper sets out definitions of the entrepreneur, entrepreneurship and entrepreneurial activity for the purpose of supporting the development of related indicators. The paper recognises the long history in this area and the contention and differences that have existed, and that continue to exist, between academics who have confronted this issue over the last two centuries. It deliberately

  • 28-January-2008


    A Framework for Addressing and Measuring Entrepreneurship

    Statistics Working Paper N. 24 - 2008/2 - In recent years entrepreneurship has become a buzzword that‘s entered the mainstream. Politicians continuously cite its importance and the need to create more entrepreneurial societies, and newspapers and television programmes frequently create themes around successful entrepreneurs. But, the pursuit and development of policies related to entrepreneurship are often hampered by the limited,

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