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28-July-2004

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Business Tendency and Consumer Surveys: Surveys - Good Practices

Surveys and good practices in Business Tendency and Consumer Surveys including survey description, questionnaire description, methodology and data presentation.

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15-April-2004

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OECD Productivity Database: Calculation of Multi-Factor Productivity Growth

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15-March-2004

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OECD Measures of Total Hours Worked

According to the 1993 System of National Accounts (SNA93), total hours actually worked is the preferred aggregate measure of labour input for productivity analysis, as it reflects the volume of work engaged per year in self-employment and employee jobs for the production of goods and services by resident units of production. In practice, total hours of work are derived from combining available estimates of annual hours actually worked

15-March-2004

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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

26-février-2004

Français, Excel, 62kb

Cahiers statistiques N. 6, février 2004 : Mesurer les économies régionales

Le regain d’intérêt envers les questions régionales a suscité une demande nouvelle d’indicateurs statistiques au niveau infranational. Les responsables des politiques souhaitent évaluer les différences de performance économique entre régions ou la concentration des activités régionales dans certaines parties de leurs pays.

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20-December-2003

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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.

18-December-2003

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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

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6-September-2003

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Measurement of Output, Value Added, GDP in Canada and the United States: Similarities and Differences

Statistics Working Paper N. 7 - 2003/4 - This paper provides, in a summary fashion, similarities and differences in the production accounts of Canada and the United States. The discussion is limited to those issues which affect the level of output, value added and GDP, both at the total economy level and by industry or sector, all at current prices. We have noted 27 issues, distributed under four broad headings: A). An examination of

15-August-2003

English

Short-Term Economic Statistics in China: Sources and Methods

This Statistics Directorate and Centre for Co-operation with Non-Members Working Paper N. 6 - 2003/3 contains a detailed description of the methodology used in the compilation of some key short-term economic statistics of China. The subjects covered are: national accounts, industrial production, commodity output, business tendency surveys, consumer sentiment surveys, construction, retail sales, labour, wages, prices, public finance,

28-May-2003

English

Damned Lies and Statistics: Helping Numbers Make Sense

By Enrico Giovannini, OECD Chief Statisticians. Comparability, reliability, accuracy: all are hallmarks of the OECD's renowned statistical databases. This is just as well, since good policy and business decisions depend on good numbers. But shou...

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