Productivity is a key source of economic growth and competitiveness and, as such, we need internationally comparable measures for assessing economic performance. The OECD Compendium of Productivity Indicators 2013 presents a comprehensive overview of recent and longer term trends in productivity levels and growth in OECD countries. It also highlights some of the key measurement issues faced when compiling cross-country
The aim of this OECD workshop on productivity is to examine the role of productivity for growth, including in recovering from the crisis; explore key measurement challenges; assess the determinants of productivity growth and explore the role of policies in shaping productivity performance across countries.
Statistics Working Paper N. 45- 2012/2 - This Statistics Working Paper, based on a production-theoretic framework, measures the effects of real output prices, primary inputs, multi-factor productivity growth, and depreciation on Korea’s real net income growth over the past 30 years. The empirical analysis is based on a new dataset for Korea with detailed information on labour and capital inputs, including series on land and
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This paper presents the methodology and data sources used in the PDBi. There are also first results on labour productivity and MFP by industry, and growth accounts. Finally, the document indicates how to access PDB and PDBi series.
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Chapter 2, pp. 13-40 in W.E. Diewert, B.M. Balk, D. Fixler, K.J. Fox and A.O. Nakamura (2010), PRICE AND PRODUCTIVITY MEASUREMENT: Volume 6 -- Index Number Theory. Trafford Press. - This paper examined productivity and growth accounting measures when rates of return to capital inputs are exogenously determined. Several hypotheses about competition on output markets and about technology are invoked, each of which is compatible with
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Capital stock data at OECD - Status and Outlook
This document is a revision of the 2001 Manual, to take account of new developments and to ensure consistency with the revised System of National Accounts.
Discussions about the current crisis often present events in a sequence, such as that the US sub-prime crisis in August 2007 triggered a major inter-bank credit crisis, which transformed itself into a general credit crisis, the latter having an impact on the real economy and overall business and consumer confidence. However, some commentators have made reference to other explanations, more linked to the evolution of economic
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Proceedings of the OECD Workshops on Productivity Analysis and Measurement. They were jointly produced by the OECD Statistics Directorate and the Swiss Federal Offi ce of Statistics (FSO).
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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