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Media and News

7 June 2017, 12:30-14:30 - Lunchtalk with Gary Banks, France Stratégie, Paris

Call for papers - Joint BIS-IMF-OECD Conference

Bloomberg - How Zombie Companies Stop Productivity Growth

Call for papers on the Portuguese Economy - Knowledge based innovation

VideoBoosting Productivity and Inclusive Growth in Latin America

The Economist – Industrial policies mean cosseting losers as well as picking winners 

Financial Times – Voodoo economics, by Martin Sandbu 

The Economist – Attack of the Zombie firms 

The Economist – The curious case of missing global productivity growth 

Productivity in 2017 in The World in 2017 

Bank of England – One Car, Two Car, Red Car, Blue Car, Speech given by Andrew G Haldane, Chief Economist, Bank of England 

European Central Bank – Lectio magistralis by Mario Draghi, President of the ECB, marking the 100th anniversary of the Deusto Business School

The Economist – The Great Divergence 

Key documents

Productivity Working papers - coverOECD Productivity Working Paper series 

The OECD Productivity Working Papers, which are associated with the Global Forum on Productivity, compile OECD working papers with a focus on productivity growth.

Productivity Inclusiveness Nexus - coverThe Productivity-Inclusiveness Nexus – 2016

This report on the Productivity-Inclusiveness Nexus gathers the most recent empirical evidence on the main factors behind slowing productivity gains and rising inequality; it suggests possible common foundations and linkages between these two trends.

OECD Compendium of Productivity Indicators - coverOECD Compendium of Productivity Indicators - 2017

This report presents a comprehensive overview of recent and longer-term trends in productivity levels and growth in OECD countries, accession countries, key partners and some G20 countries. It includes measures of labour productivity, capital productivity and multifactor productivity, as well as indicators of international competitiveness.

Promoting Productivity and Equality - coverPromoting Productivity & Equality: A Twin Challenge - 2016 | Read the blogpost

Chapter 2 of the OECD Economic Outlook 2016 analyses the linkages between slowing productivity and rising income inequality.

OECD Business and Finance - cover‌Corporate finance and productivity - 2016

Chapter 2 of the OECD Business and Finance Outlook 2016 dissects the problem of slowing productivity growth using the company and sector value-added data of more than 11 000 of the world’s largest listed non-financial and non-real-state companies, taken from 20 different industry sectors of the Global Industry Classification Standard.

The future of productivity - coverThe Future of Productivity - 2015

This report explores the economic forces shaping productivity developments growth, and highlights policy areas that are essential to sustain productivity growth.





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