• 14-June-2019


    Can firm micro data match macro trends? Comparing MultiProd and STAN

    Better understanding of the drivers of aggregate productivity and wage inequality requires data that offer a representative picture of the underlying firm-level heterogeneity while at the same time being able to reproduce patterns observed in aggregate data. This paper compares statistics calculated with OECD MultiProd data against the benchmark of the OECD STructural ANalysis (STAN) Database.

  • 8-June-2019


    OECD countries adopt a strengthened framework for ensuring orderly capital flows

    For almost 60 years, the OECD Code of Liberalisation of Capital Movements has provided a balanced framework for allowing countries to progressively remove barriers to the movement of capital, while providing flexibility to cope with situations of economic and financial instability. A review of the Code was adopted in 2019 to strengthen the instrument and respond to new financial stability challenges.

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  • 23-May-2019


    Progress Report on National Contact Points for Responsible Business Conduct

    Progress Report on National Contact Points for Responsible Business Conduct released at the 2019 OECD’s Ministerial Council Meeting in Paris addresses the need for more government support and resources to ensure that National Contact Points for Responsible Business Conduct (NCPs) reach their full potential.

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  • 22-May-2019

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    OECD Code of Liberalisation of Capital Movements (FR)

    Cette publication présente le texte intégral du Code de l’OCDE de la Libération des Mouvements de Capitaux en vertu duquel les pays adhérents ont accepté des obligations juridiquement contraignantes.

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  • 20-May-2019


    OECD SME and Entrepreneurship Outlook 2019

    The new OECD SME and Entrepreneurship Outlook presents the latest trends in performance of small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) and provides a comprehensive overview of business conditions and policy frameworks for SMEs and entrepreneurs. This year’s edition provides comparative evidence on business dynamism, productivity growth, wage gaps and export trends by firm size across OECD countries and emerging economies. It explores the implications of digitalisation and globalisation for market conditions and SME access to strategic resources such as finance, skills, technology, data and other innovation assets. The report gives comparative analysis of regulatory frameworks and policies to enhance contributions by SMEs and entrepreneurs, and delivers a forward-looking perspective on the opportunities and challenges SMEs and entrepreneurs face in doing business and scaling up their activities. It also contains country profiles outlining the latest developments in national SME performance and business conditions, with expanded country profiles available on line.
  • 14-May-2019


    Structural adjustment, mass lay-offs and employment reallocation

    This report provides an analysis of the incidence and determinants of mass lay-offs, controlling for the dynamics of overall employment. This in turn allows for the identification of specific policy factors that are linked to the phenomenon. The paper also investigates the re-employability prospects of workers in sectors at high risk.

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  • 11-May-2019


    Innovation, Agricultural Productivity and Sustainability in Japan

    In Japan, agriculture has been treated differently from other parts of the national economy. However, policy needs to evolve with new agricultural structures and the global trend towards more integrated value chains, enabling innovation and entrepreneurship in agriculture, and imposing a greater environmental responsibility on producers. Modern agriculture is a technology- and data-intensive industry, and Japan is well-positioned to introduce its competitive technology and skills to agriculture through building more collaborative agricultural innovation system.
  • 10-May-2019


    Counterfeiting and Piracy and the Swedish Economy - Making Sure "Made in Sweden" Always Is

    The Swedish economy is innovative and rich in intellectual property (IP), with nearly every industry either producing or using IP. Swedish innovative industries are also export-dependent and very deeply integrated in the global economy, through active participation in global value chains. At the same time, the threats of counterfeiting and piracy are growing – and Sweden is vulnerable. This report measures the direct economic effects of counterfeiting on Swedish industry, government and consumers. It examines both the impact of the imports of fake products to Sweden and – more importantly – the impact of the global trade in fake products that infringe on the IP rights of Swedish innovative companies.
  • 6-May-2019


    SME Policy Index: Western Balkans and Turkey 2019 - Assessing the Implementation of the Small Business Act for Europe

    Robust SME sectors are critical to the prosperity of the six Western Balkan economies and Turkey, accounting for over 70% of those employed in the business sector and generating 65% of value added in these seven economies. Yet their potential remains untapped, as SMEs across the region grapple with numerous challenges that hamper their growth and productivity. They are still under-represented in international trade, and their contributions to value-added remain comparatively low as they have difficulties in moving or expanding into high value-added activities. This report provides a comprehensive overview of the implementation of the ten principles of the Small Business Act for Europe (SBA) in the seven EU pre-accession economies over the period 2016-18. It monitors progress against similar assessments performed over the past decade and identifies the outstanding challenges affecting SMEs. It also provides targeted recommendations to remove barriers to SME development and unleashing their potential for driving inclusive economic growth.
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