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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

    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

  • 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


    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


    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


    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


    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


    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...

  • 18-April-2003


    Statistical Developments and Strategies in the Context of E-Government

    This Statistics Working Paper N. 5 - 2003/3 has been written as a contribution to the OECD e-government project launched in 2001, which explores how governments can best exploit information and communication technologies (ICT) to enhance good governance principles and achieve public policy goals. The paper highlights the way in which the collection, compilation and dissemination of statistics has changed dramatically as NSOs have

  • 7-March-2003


    Household Wealth in the National Accounts of Europe, The United States and Japan

    Statistics Working Paper 2003/2 - The objective of this paper is two fold: 1) present comparable results for household financial and non financial assets and liabilities for Europe, the USA and Japan,2) analyse the change in the composition of household gross ...

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