Productivity library


Search this library for working papers and publications on productivity published by the OECD and other institutions. The library is currently under construction but it will soon host a larger number of contributions.


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OECD Productivity Working Paper Series


Productivity working papers resulting from the GFP are compiled under the eponymous GFP Working Paper Series. The creation of this refereed series provides an outlet for research conducted in the OECD and elsewhere on productivity. 

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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 - 2016 | Read the blogpost

This Compendium presents a broad overview of recent and longer terms trends in productivity levels and growth across OECD countries and key partner economies; highlights the key measurement issues; looks at the contribution of individual sectors; and explores the link between productivity, trade and 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.




Useful links

Do environmental policies matter for productivity growth? | OECD website

La croissance viendra d’une meilleure diffusion des technologies | Giuseppe Nicoletti, Le Monde, janvier 2016

Productivity Is Soaring at Top Firms and Sluggish Everywhere Else | Chiara Criscuolo, Harvard Business Review, August 2015

The Future of Productivity | Perspectives from Around the World, RIETI, October 2015

Progress on the Mystery of Productivity: A review article on the OECD Report
The Future of Productivity | Don Drummond, International Productivity Monitor, Fall 2015

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